Put down those complicated knitting projects that take forever to finish. Knitting Without Needles brings cool home, gifts, and clothing accessories--cowls, totes, rugs, poufs, scarves, and more--within arm’s reach. An all-in-one resource for a new kind of craft, this book shows you how to loop yarn with your fingers or your forearms with thirty patterns that are simple to follow and produce stylish results. Best of all, many of them knit up fast—in less than an hour!
Even if you’ve never picked up knitting needles, you can easily master the techniques to make fun knits with kids and for kids (a princess crown, baby booties) and even last-minute gifts (a statement necklace for your fashionista friend). With stunning photography, plenty of step-by-step photos, and a detailed resource section, Knitting Without Needles is your go-to for a new way to knit.
About the Author
Anne Weil is the creator of the DIY blog Flax & Twine and a designer of craft, knit, and crochet patterns that have been published on sites such as Design*Sponge,Design Mom,Apartment Therapy, and the Huffington Post. She is also a member of Martha Stewart’s small team of craft freelancers, producing monthly projects for the brand. Anne teaches knitting classes nationwide at art retreats, local yarn stores, and online at Creativebug.com and Craftsy.com.
"This book is a must-have for anyone who wants to create something functional and beautiful from the heart without investing in expensive tools, endless supplies, or clunky machines. You only need your hands, some wool, and the projects in this beautiful book. I’m not a knitter but after seeing the stunning photos of Anne’s projects and reading her supportive words, I’m definitely giving Knitting Without Needles a try!" —Holly Becker, author and founder of decor8blog.com
"A beautiful and very crafty new book . . . Anne Weil shares stylish patterns that are incredibly simple, but yield gorgeous DIY results. Stay warm and cozy while you’re knitting!" —Victoria Smith, founder of sfgirlbybay
"If you’ve ever wanted to try knitting but feel a bit intimidated, then this book is for you—because it’s made for non-knitters and knitters alike! The projects are totally doable, and because so many of them use big yarns, they make a big impact. When you’re thinking about making gifts for the holidays, this book is a fantastic resource for easy and quick projects. And Knitting Without Needles is a great way to bring chunky knits (which are all the rage!) into your home without the big price tag." —Gabrielle Blair, author of Design Mom: How to Live with Kids: A Room-by-Room Guide
"It's not often a book comes along that furthers the knitting experience in such a novel way. The innovative techniques in Knitting Without Needles present an armload of new possibilities and may expand your notion of knitting way past its current horizon!” —Joelle Hoverson, author of More Last-Minute Knitted Gifts and founder of Purl Soho
"This appealing guidebook filled with photos teaches readers a simplified knitting technique that involves using fingers and forearms to make gifts, clothing and accessories (perfect for the holiday season)." —Alaska Beyond Magazine