Learn to Knit, Love to Knit

Text, projects and designs
© 2012 Anna Wilkinson
Photography
© 2012 Laura Edwards

Artwork,design and layout
© 2012 Quadrille Publishing Ltd www.quadrille.co.uk

LEARN TO KNIT, LOVE TO KNIT

"Learn to Knit, Love to Knit is a collection of twenty garments and accessories that not only teaches you the basics of the craft but give results that will be the envy of all your friends. With the ten Learn to Knit designs, Anna Wilkinson shows how you can make covetable accessories with just a few basic techniques. The simplest stocking stitch scarf knitted as long as you dare in quick-to-knit chunky yarn and colourful wristwarmers with contrast colour rib cuffs are the perfect project to practice the most basic knitting skills. The Learn to Knit designs then move on introduce other techniques, including the detachable collar and eyelet lace top with bow, which are both simple projects with which to hone your lace knitting skills.

Colourful, fun and highly desirable, Anna's designs are flattering to women of all shapes and exceptionally easy to wear. The textured cape, knitted in a gorgeous two-colour, tweed-effect stitch, can just as easily be thrown over jeans as worn with something more dressy. Either way, the wow-effect of this knitted cape encapsulates the essence of the ten Love to Knit designs - unique investments-piece knits that provide proficient knitters with a little bit more of a challenge and give the beginner knitter a goal to work towards.

Anna is on hand throughout with a ready-reference of techniques and tips to guide you through the basic knitting skills. So, if you have ever really wanted to learn to knit but are yet to be tempted by the right beginner's projects, then Learn to Knit, Love to Knit is the book for you."


Learn to Crochet, Love to Crochet

Text, projects and designs
© 2015 Anna Wilkinson
Photography
© 2015 Laura Edwards

Artwork,design and layout
© 2015 Quadrille Publishing Ltd
www.quadrille.co.uk

LEARN TO CROCHET, LOVE TO CROCHET

"Learn to Crochet, Love to Crochet is a collection of twenty garments and accessories that will not only teach you the fundamentals of how to crochet but also add 'wow' to your wardrobe. With the ten Learn to Crochet designs, Anna Wilkinson shows how you can easily crochet stylish accessories, from a striking Bullseye Clutch Bag, worked simply in a treble stitch, and a magnificent turban-style Headband with matching Snood in three clashing colours to a handy Zigzag Shopper made up in robust jute twine.

Colourful, clear and modern, Anna presents a new and exciting selection of Love to Crochet garments that help you to move on from the basic crochet stitches, progressing to more complex designs. With easy-to-follow step photography and helpful tips, the must-have projects are fun and flattering to wear. The stunning Kimono Jacket, worked in a spike stitch with a contrast bobble trim, is the perfect statement piece within any wardrobe whilst the lacy Floral Summer Top, made up of dozens of individual motifs, is just the thing to wear on hazy sunny days.

Whether you are a beginner crocheter or looking for a new challenge to hone your crochet skills, Learn to Crochet, Love to Crochet is the perfect book."