Leading designer Debbie Bliss takes you, lesson by lesson, through the techniques and stitches of knitting, from casting on the first stitch to creating an intricate Fair Isle cardigan. Presented as nine workshops, each lesson builds on the skills already learned to ensure steady, confident progress. As well as teaching new skills, each workshop finishes with projects specially designed to put them into practise. The first lesson looks at materials and equipment, then takes you through most of the basic stitches and techniques. Subsequent lessons cover simple stitch patterns, Aran knitting, entrelac, and finishing and design techniques. Each lesson also presents a collection of stitches that builds into a library, and projects range from clothing for the family to cushions and a throw for the home. Packed with hundreds of colour photos and illustrations, this is an ideal how-to for beginners and a valuable reference for more experienced knitters.