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Learning how to knit has never been simpler! Enjoy this beginner's guide that takes you by the hand like a personal instructor and teaches you how to knit. Filled with detailed descriptions of materials and tools, the easy step-by-step instructions for all the basic knitting techniques will have you creating projects like scarves, hats, and blankets in no time. Eight simple projects will introduce knitting skills like garter stitch, stockinette, knitted texture, and color techniques; skills you will use often as you continue to learn. With First Time Knitting, soon you will be knitting amazing gifts and projects with confidence.

About the Author

Carri Hammett

Carri Hammett is the original owner of Coldwater Collaborative, a gem of a yarn shop in Excelsior, Minnesota. Since opening the shop in 2002 she has developed a loyal customer base from not only the Twin Cities but all over the world. Carri loves to collaborate with both her customers and her readers as together they express their love of knitting and expand their knitting knowledge and skill. She is the author of three books: Mittens and Hats for Yarn Lover; Scarves and Shawls for Yarn Lovers; and Ready, Set, Knit Cables.

Carri lives in Minnesota with her husband. She also has three kids who all know how to knit (she's still working on her husband to learn) . Carri loves to hear from her readers. You can send her an email at carri@coldwateryarn.com.

I'm really excited about Mittens and Hats for Yarn Lovers. I think it combines the best of both reference books and designer books and would be welcome in the library of knitters with all experience levels. Knitters who are new to knitting in the round will find clear, concise step-by-step directions. Experienced knitters will value the hat and mitten patterns for many gauges and sizes. Yarn lovers will enjoy the many designer projects using high quality yarns found at their LYS. Finally, anyone with a baby in their life will be delighted by the baby section.

I write the books that I wanted to be able to sell when I owned a yarn shop. After years of experience as a LYS owner I understand what confuses knitters and what questions often bring them back to the shop for help. My goal is to write books that give knitters all the information they might need to make what is shown in the book. An independent knitter feels smart and empowered and that's exactly who yarn shop owners want as customers.

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