Anyone can learn to knit—and who better to explain the essentials than the trusted authorities at Vogue Knitting? Here is the magazine’s definitive guide to learning all about yarn, needles, patterns, and, of course, those two basic stitches: knitting and purling. Follow along with beautiful step-by-step photographs that teach how to cast on, bind off, and knit up a collection of stitches ranging from basic stockinette to basket weave, bobbles, cables, and more. Links to video instruction are included for a complete how-to experience. Aspiring knitters can apply their new skills to more than 20 accessible, stylish patterns taken from the pages of Vogue Knitting. Ranging from staples like scarves and hats to impressive sweaters, the easy first projects include a detailed breakdown construction.