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An illustrated guide to learning how to knit If you have always wanted to knit but don't know how to begin, Idiot's Guides®: Knitting is the comprehensive guide to mastering one of the most popular crafts. This guide provides a series of lessons designed to help you pick up the basics of knitting quickly. Step-by-step photographs show you how to complete each stitch, and handy guides teach you how to use a chart, read a pattern and more. Inside you will also find a variety of stitch galleries, including decorative patterns for cable, seed and lace, to keep you motivated as you pick up your needles for the first time. With 20 unique patterns for beginner and intermediate knitters, each project becomes more advanced so that you learn new technical skills while creating something beautiful. Idiot's Guides®: Knitting is an essential book for every knitting novice. An illustrated guide to learning how to knit.