In recent years we have seen a popularity boom in knitting. * * Once the reserve of older generations, hand-knitting skills have taken on a new life as a modern art form and relaxing pastime. * From lavish fashion trends to homemade gifts, add a hand-crafted touch to your garments, gifts and decorations. * Start by choosing your yarn and needles before getting to grips with casting on, knitting, purling, ribbing and casting off again. * Once you've mastered the essentials, you'll put your newfound skills into practice with a range of creative project patterns that are perfect for newbie knitters. * Get all the essential tools and materials before mastering simple stitches * Easy to follow patterns * Add a professional finish to your projects with pockets, hems, buttons and more * Refine your knitting skills while creating great gifts, garments and decorations. * So pick up your needles today, and you'll be an expert in no time at all!