This is a great beginner's step-by-step guide to needlework crafts that features simple instructions and many clear illustrations on all of the basics to get started. The first chapter on equipment and materials includes information on needles, yarns, how to read patterns, the importance of your gauge and calculating quantities for projects. Then in Part 2, you'll move onto knitting techniques, including how to cast on, increasing, decreasing, basic stitches, knitting in the round and emergency fixes. In Part 3, you'll find crochet methods and techniques, with information about basic stitches, edgings and much more. 48 black & white pages.