With knitting touted as the new yoga, it comes as no surprise that everyone is picking up a pair of needles – from A-list celebrities to cosmopolitan hipsters to trendy teenagers. Whether you’re a first-time knitter or a stitch maven, there is nothing more gratifying than stitching up hand-made gifts for yourself and friends – especially stylish accessories which require little investment in time or yarn.
From a Boho-chic shoulder bag to whimsical striped leg warmers to a sophisticated hat, Fun & Funky Knitting brims with thirty hip and edgy designs geared towards young crafters. If you’re new to the subject, a basics section teaches you the essentials such as casting on and off and knit and purl. Moreover, each design is accompanied by full-colour photography and easy-to-follow instructions to make the knitting process a breeze.
Emma King is a talented knitwear designer who is set to inspire knitters across the world. She is a Design Consultant for Rowan Yarns and also has her own company, supplying her knitted bags and limited edition kits. She uses her passion for colour and texture to create designs that will make knitters everywhere want to pick up their needles.