Hip to Knit
18 Contemporary Projects for Today's Knitter
by Judith L. Swartz
Knitting is the new must-do pastime for the young and the young at heart. The take-along character of knitting is a great fit with active, on-the-go lifestyles, and its high-touch, low-stress character is the perfect antidote for the hurry-up syndrome. No wonder so many busy young professionals are taking up knitting.
Hip to Knit is an engaging collection of quick and easy patterns with simple, clear instructions. Illustrated mini-lessons build basic skills as one project leads to the next. A chunky scarf, a halter top, mix-and-match striped socks, tote bags, a boyfriend sweater, a big-needle sweater coat?they form an irresistible fashion parade of fun things to make. New knitters will learn the mysteries of shaping, circular knitting, color striping, double-pointed needles, and more. Hip to Knit is a great resource for getting started, being creative, and having a wonderful time with designs that are easy to adapt and personalize.
About the author: Judith L. Swartz is a designer for yarn companies, publishers, and private clients. She is the author of Dogs in Knits. (Interweave, 2002), and teaches classes and workshops in knitting, basic fibers, art sweaters, and crocheting. Judith has designed ski hats for Smiley Hats and Roffe Skiwear, and once created a sweater, commissioned by McDonald?s, for Fred Rogers of ?Mr. Rogers? Neighborhood? fame. She lives in Spring Green, Wisconsin