The very first stitch a new knitter learns is the garter stitch; it's the foundation for every later skill. Usually, budding stitchers then go on to purl and more advanced techniques and forget the garter's vast potential. But this entire collection is dedicated to that first stitch and knitters will be amazed to find out just how much you can create using it. Acclaimed needlework authors Rita Weiss and Jean Leinhauser exhibit a gorgeous array of afghans, sweaters, hats and more - 50 different elegant and stylish projects in all. Beginners will love this book because they'll easily be able to knit every item, while experienced knitters will want to make these stunning garments.