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 to knit with these simple but stylish patterns for hats, scarves, and home accessories
Fiona Goble learnt to knit as a child, but she knows what it's like to be starting out—you have the yarn, you've bought the needles, but when you look at a knitting pattern, it all seems like gobbledygook. "Learn to Knit" will help you learn the basic stitches and how to read a pattern, as well as some simple techniques such as casting on and binding off, and increasing and decreasing. But once you've tried those, you'll want to actually make something. To make that simple, Fiona Goble has gathered together 25 great projects for you to try, all using only the stitches and techniques that you have just learned about. There are chunky scarves and cowls that knit up really quickly using big needles, beanies and bobble hats that can be made in a weekend, and bunting and a pillow cover that even a novice can knit in no time. So put those new skills to use and create a whole range of fantastic things to wear or for the home—once you start knitting, you won't want to stop.