Modern Daily Knitting has been helping knitters since 2003. Now, MDK has distilled those years of teaching into the only book you need to start your knitting journey.

There’s never been a how-to-knit book like this. It’s little. Smart. Encouraging. In 9 short lessons, with dozens of clear illustrations, it will teach everything a new knitter needs to know, and nothing they don’t.

The 9 Lessons

Everything a new knitter needs to know, short and sweet. These lessons draw on decades of knitting experience by Kay and Ann.

  • Lesson 1   Supplies, Casting On, Knit Stitch, Binding Off
  • Lesson 2   Purl Stitch, Combining Knits and Purls
  • Lesson 3   Basic Shaping: Increases and Decreases
  • Lesson 4   Knitting in the Round
  • Lesson 5   Basic Lace and Cables
  • Lesson 6   Basic Colorwork: Stripes, Stranding Intarsia
  • Lesson 7   Finishing: Weaving in Ends, Seaming, Blocking
  • Lesson 8   Patterns, Yarn, and Gear
  • Lesson 9   Fixing Mistakes

MDK emphasizes practice in each lesson, so there are swatches to make for each technique. There’s just one pattern, for a simple hat, that lets a new knitter try out the techniques.

This is it. Skill Set gives you the keys to the kingdom. By Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayna.

This is a soft-cover book available in-store at Urban Yarns and for shipping orders. 

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MDK Skill Set: Beginning Knitting

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