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The Beginnings field guide is 6 patterns that are simple and satisfying. Sometimes we just need simple projects that have lasting appeal. These projects are perfect for a newer knitter in your life too. Maybe scoop them up a copy? 

"We’ve been knitting a long time, and talking to knitters for just as long. One thing we believe in our bones, and hear affirmed constantly by our fellow knitters, is that simple, elemental knitting can often be the most satisfying knitting. We crave this kind of knitting. While we love taking up the challenge of a project that has tricky bits, we return again and again to the relaxation and beauty of knit and purl and simple shapes. The joy of simple knitting has everlasting appeal, even to experienced knitters—especially to experienced knitters!

And of course, it’s also great to have a set of designs that we can recommend to beginners as their first projects because we know they can succeed with basic skills, and we know they’ll be happy and proud to wear the results.

This was the idea that Karida ran with for Field Guide No. 18. It’s a challenge to create knits that are simple but sophisticated, and Karida met that challenge. We will be knitting and wearing her creations for a very long time."