Knitting. What's not to love? It's simply the coolest craft you can do on two needles. Nowadays, it's not just grandmothers who knit. This infectious yarn craft has spread to all generations. Why? Because it's relaxing to do, the results are immensely satisfying and the basics are not at all difficult to learn. Once you have picked up a few core techniques, including mastering the basic knit and purl stitches, the number of different hand knits you can make are literally endless - from an on-trend Chevron Cushion in an enticing zesty colourway to dainty Ballerina Slippers in perky pastel shades. Knitting Smitten encapsulates the joy of knitting with 20 fresh and funky hand-knit designs by knitting newcomer Jessica Biscoe. This latest book in the popular Simple Makes series includes covetable accessories, such as a delicate Maiden Braid Bracelet and chunky Moss Stitch Cowl, perfect presents, such as the dinky Coin Purse and loopy stitch Hedgehog Paperweight, and must-have homewares, such as the Flamingo Cushion and Pennant Patch Throw.
Jessica Biscoe taught herself to knit just a few years ago as an antidote to too much time spent in front of her work computer and found herself quickly addicted. Keen to try out as many new techniques as possible, Jess's curiosity for all things knit has led her quickly to create her own playful yet highly wearable designs that she now sells on Not On The High Street and Etsy. Inspired by the unique characteristics of this timeless, traditional skill, Jessica creates knitwear that gives the craft a fresh appeal through contemporary and colour designs. Knitting Smitten is her first book.