Young designer Anna Wilkinson offers the cutest patterns ever for garments and accessories, plus comprehensive tutorials for beginners and intermediate knitters alike.
Colorful, fun, and utterly adorable, Anna Wilkinson's designs appeal to beginner knitters who haven't been inspired by typical beginner projects. These 20 patterns in her first book are flattering to women of all shapes, exceptionally easy to wear, and surprisingly easy to knit. Learn to Knit, Love to Knit teaches the basics of the craft with clear, step-by-step photos and tips to guide knitting newbies through the fundamentals. The 10 basic "Learn to Knit" projects include a color-block scarf, quick-to-knit hats, and mix-and-match wrist-warmers in a rainbow of colors. The following 10 "Love to Knit" designs introduce more advanced techniques, including cables, slip-stitch patterns, and color work. Including a tweed cape, classic cardigans, and a tartan sweater, these unique pieces will inspire beginners to pick up a pair of needles and fall in love with knitting.
About Anna Wilkinson
ANNA WILKINSON is a leading designer in the new young knitting pack with an instinctive sense for both form and color. A recent textile design graduate from the Winchester School of Art, in 2009 Anna was awarded the coveted Gold in the Knitted Textile Awards by the UK Handknitting Association for her collection of vintage-inspired hand knits. Although influenced by traditional knitting techniques, Anna's designs are characterized by exceptionally flattering garment shapes with quirky combinations of color and pattern. When not designing garments, she also works for an internationally renowned London print studio sourcing and designing fabric and knitwear samples for major fashion houses.