The essential beginner's guide to knitting successfully, with more than 200 illustrated knitting stitches and techniques. A ball of yarn can become anything you want it to be with Knit Step by Step. Taking you through simple skills, including how to knit, purl, and cast on and off, this simple handbook helps you decode knitting patterns and build intricate designs with eye-catching rib and cable stitches, structural effects, and multicolored Fair Isle and intarsia techniques. Alongside more than 200 clearly photographed stitch patterns and techniques, including using circular needles and creating structural effects, Knit Step by Step features 10 fun knitting projects to put your newfound skills into practice. Create a simple scarf, eye-catching home decor, and other items to keep you and your loved ones warm and cozy. Easy-to-use and fully illustrated, this book is ideal for beginners picking up their first pair of knitting needles, as well as more experienced knitters looking to build on their skills and refresh their technique.