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First Time Knits

Fun projects to take you from beginner to knitter

Sincerely Louise

Collins & Brown


ISBN: 9781911163626

Price: £ 12.99

Publication date: 6 August 2020

ISBN: 9781911670001

ASIN: 9781911670001

Price: £ 8.99

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Publication date: 7 August 2020

Category: Crafts

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This book teaches the aspiring crafter everything you would need to know about knitting in step-by-step projects.

By the end of the book, you will have learned all the knitting stitches to follow patterns and make your own creations. Knitter extraordinaire Louise Walker’s mantra is ‘If you can knit, purl, increase and decrease, then you can make anything.’ In this book, she teaches you all the basic techniques you need to know to make the most exciting and achievable knits. Assuming that you’ve never held a needle before, the book introduces you the basics and teaches you new techniques as and when you need them, without overloading you with information. The best thing is that most of the projects use chunky and super chunky yarn, which means that the wool is easy to handle, you can see your stitches more easily and your project will grow quickly!

Unlike other knitting books, First Time Knits has links to accessible online video tutorials. As you go through the book, there are also Louise’s knitters who work on the same project as you. They tell you their knitting stories and compare their finished knits with you, helping you identify the common mistakes made, why they’ve made them and how to fix them.

This knitting book is perfect for crafters who want to make something beautiful quickly, but are intimidated by most knitting patterns.

Projects include: Animal phone cosy, bear cup warmer, tiger scarf, whale bottle carrier, turtle coaster, faux taxidermy, bobble hat, hot dog toy, rainbow raglan jumper.


Sincerely Louise is an independent, award-winning knitting brand that specializes in faux taxidermy-inspired designs. Launched in 2014, Sincerely Louise has grown from a one-girl band working in a bedroom, to a small team based in south London, to a studio in Sheffield. Their aim is to encourage and inspire as many people as possible to learn to knit and to create something fun with a big personality. Sincerely Louise has been featured in the Telegraph, Sunday Express, The Times and Mollie Makes, among many other publications.



'An excellent resource for newbie knitters who are ready to learn'

'Whatever your skill level you’ll fine quick projects you’ll want to return to again and again'

'Progress from beginner to experienced knitted with this comprehensive knitting course.'

Simply Knitting

'This stylist, retro-look, fun-filled book may well be the best beginner’s knitting guide I have come across'