The Yarn Girls Guide to Simple Knits
by Julie Carles and Jordana Jacobs
Kids Knitting is one of DailyKnitter.com favorite knitting books for beginners. Though the book is written for children, it is a perfect choice for first time knitters of any age. The instructions are clear and include wonderful illustrations. We know many adults who taught themselves to knit with this book.
The instructions begin with winding a ball of yarn, finger knitting, casting-on, the knit stitch, and finally binding off. And then it is on to your first project, a bean bag. The book continues by introducing new techniques with each new project and concludes with your first sweater.