Book Review - Knit How From Pompom
We love the pompom quarterly magazine and editors Meghan Fernandes and Lydia Gluck have a great eye for a detail. But have you ever felt intimidated by some of the patterns you see, or stuck just knitting the same scarf over and over and wondering where to go next. Well this is the book for you. Knit How, Simple Knits, tools and tips is the perfect guide for the novice knitter.
Taking you from the very beginning of knitting you will learn, casting on, the knit and purl stitch and casting off. You then learn through a series of projects, 10 in total, each taking you through a new skill. Starting with the simple, weaving in ends, swatching and blocking.
New stitches are introduced through other projects, like cowls with different stitch patterns. Hat's cover knitting in the round, cables in a scarf project. Larger projects like jumpers are also included, as well as socks and a little bit of lace. Before you know it you will have the confidence to take on any project.
Beautifully illustrated throughout with photographs and drawings, taking you step by step in a clear and simple way. You will be introduced to a variety of knitting terminology and charts. This will give you a knitting skill set that you can apply to any pattern you may come across and throughout the book.
Let's take a look at some of the patterns inside, to whet your appetite at the knitting potential in your hands.
Ce – Fingerless Mitts. A DK weight simple pair of fingerless mitts to test you newly learned skills. Worked flat and seemed, they are a classic way to keep your hands warm.
The Mary, Bobby and Juju Cowl's let you play with texture, learning different pattern repeats to create a different look over this simple accessory.
The Alice scarf introduces you to cables in a manageably sized project.
There are even these Chris and James jumpers. A perfect beginners jumper to hone your skills on sizing and shape.
These Rachel socks are a great way of taking some knitters fears of knitting in the round by making these Simple DK weight bed socks.
So if there are any projects out there you wish you had the skills for, then this book could help you on your way. Also if you are new to knitting or want to inspire a friend to knit, then this would be the perfect place to start. I predict it will become a go to guide on knitting for years to come.