About the author
Fiona Goble is a craft author and knitting blogger who for many years ran a small textile business making woollen bags, cushions and throws. She regularly contributes to a number of craft magazines and teaches sewing classes locally. She is the author of several bestselling knitting books, including Knit Your Own Royal Wedding and Knitivity. Knitted Animal Hats is her first book for CICO.
The author is based in Hertfordshire, UK.
Learn how to knit by working through these adorable projects by experienced knitter and author, Fiona Goble. Even beginners will be able to pick up a pair of needles and start making simple knitted items. Starting with the tools and materials chapter, you’ll learn every stitch you’ll need, all illustrated with helpful artworks. Then move onto the projects, which are grouped by skill level—“Getting Started,” “Getting Better,” and “Now You Are Really Good.” In the first chapter, find out how to make a cute cozy for your phone, a pretty heart garland to decorate your room, and a striped cushion cover. Moving on to the next level, there are sweet woodland-themed key rings and simple tablemats, as well as larger projects, such as a hot water bottle cover or book cover. Finally, try the patterns that are aimed at more experienced knitters—from a delicate tea light shade or draught excluder, to a backpack or throw. With easy-to-follow instructions and helpful hints and tips throughout, you’re bound to want to knit all of these projects, both for yourself, and as gifts for friends.