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Book: Kids Learn to Knit by L Guy & F Hall
Guy and Hall, who previously collaborated on two adult books about knitting children's clothes, now offer a most appealing manual for kids who want to do their own projects. After introducing the basics of knitting, the tools, and the materials, the handbook starts at the beginning (the slip knot, broken down into four steps); casting on (three steps); the knit stitch (five steps); and binding off (four steps). Each simply explained step is illustrated with at least one clear, larger-than-life illustration. Knitters confident in the basics can proceed to sections on the purl stitch and the stockinette stitch, followed by six projects with detailed instructions, patterns, and colorful photos of the finished products. Helpful advice on fixing problems such as dropped stitches and finishing off projects that require stuffing or stitching with a needle is provided. With breezy ink-and-watercolor cartoons of frolicking animals as well as bright photos, this book infuses instructions and advice with a welcome dose of fun.