Idiot's Guide Knitting: The Patterns Part II

By Megan Goodacre

Idiot's Guide Knitting: The Patterns Part II

This is my third day posting about my new book: Idiot's Guides: Knitting! It's offically available September 3, so I have a few more days to share some of the projects.

Yesterday, I showed you 11 of the 22 patterns. Here are the rest of the patterns in the book:

Idiot's Guide Knitting Felted Bowls These fun little bowls are perfect for practicing circular knitting. If you make one in each size, they nest neatly together. Use them to hold keys, change, keepsakes, or small knitting supplies. As a bonus: the construction of these bowls is exactly the same as making a hat, so you’re practicing for making hats here, too—just in miniature.
Idiot's Guide Knitting Mini Pincushions Get your teeth into some colourwork with these mini pincushions. Try out a stranded or intarsia version, or both!
Idiot's Guide Knitting Fair Isle Mitts Getting pretty sophisticated with your knitting? You're ready for these sweet fingerless mitts. Knitting in the round, stranded colourwork, this is some fancy knitting but worth it. These would be great for men in a nice heathered wool.
Idiot's Guide Knitting Messenger Bag Another chance to try out felting: the Intarsia Messenger Bag. An easy rectangle in thick yarn, a little sewing, throw it in the hot wash, and you have a bag. Has a little pocket on the inside for keys and whatnot. You can use the chevron motif shown, or make up your own!
Idiot's Guide Knitting Phone Pouch Need a phone case to go with that messenger bag? How about this cute little buttoned pouch?
Idiot's Guide Knitting Infinity Scarf This lace pattern, which I learned from one of Barbara Walker's Treasuries, is a traditional favourite and oh so easy to memorize. Try it out in this Infinity Lace Scarf. And if you use Knit Picks Reverie, you'll be amazed by how little yarn it takes.
Idiot's Guide Moss Stitch Cowl A neckwarmer is a fantastic project because it is much smaller than a scarf, but very satisfying. This one, in chunky yarn, with some fun buttons, is a one-night-knit if you put your mind to it.
Idiot's Guide Knitting Friendly Critters Bring all your skills together in this great stashbuster: Friendly Critters! Instructions are for the cat, panda and racoon, but tips for creating your own creature are included.
Idiot's Guide Knitting Cabled Hat Cables are fun when you use them as an allover pattern like this Cabled Hat. You get a quilted effect.
Idiot's Guide Knitting Lace Bookmarks And of course, you know how I love a lace bookmark. Okay, I've done this kind of pattern before, but I really like the bookmark as a place to learn a new knitting skill. And these mini lace projects nicely demonstrate the left and right movement of lace stitches.
Idiot's Guide Knitting Women's Pullover Most knitters have The Sweater in their future. Even if you start out with the idea that you'll never do anything big, you'll probably end up trying out a sweater. This very simple design is a basic women's pullover. It's worked in worsted weight yarn, and is seamless! The textured motif at the center front helps break up the monotony of knitting all that stockinette.


Check back tomorrow, I'm going to talk about all the lovely yarn we got to try out (thanks to Knit Picks)!