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« on: January 24, 2005 05:14:29 PM »

I just purchased Stitch and Bitch Nation and it has amazing patterns but... they are too advanced for me. Does the first book have easier patterns? Anyone have reccomendations for cool patterns for beginners? Mahalo
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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2005 05:19:37 PM »

I'd definitely recommend the first book.  It has projects ranging from never-touched-the-needles-before first projects (which is where I was when I read it) up to first sweaters and more complicated patterns.  I think you'd be all set, and then you'd have the second as a complement for when you're ready.  Best wishes.
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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2005 06:34:29 PM »

the other advantage of the first book for beginning knitters is that it also has an extended 'how to' section which explains in detail all the stitches and tricks you'll need for basic knitting. the second has a wee refresher reference section only.

having both will certainly motivate you to tackle more challenging things soon enough though! Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2005 07:41:27 PM »

Thanks guys, I probably shoulda asked beforehand but now I'll have both. Wink
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« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2005 01:28:37 PM »

When I first started, I liked The Yarn Girls' Guide to Simple Knits, because it had cool projects, but lots of them are very simple.
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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2005 06:18:39 PM »

hi!  i learned how to  knit from the handbook aqnd i keep it sitting out on my kitchen table all the time to refer to.  i've only made one or two projects from it.  but i find it really good when i get stuck.  good idea to get both.  have fun. 
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« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2005 06:19:56 PM »

agree with the yarn girls.  i made my first (adult) sweater from that book.
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« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2005 06:55:20 PM »

Thanks everyone, I appreciate the help. I think I'll go check amazon now Grin
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