Has it been a long time since you've knitted, but w you're wanting a unique gift to welcome a special baby into your life? Knit Refresher has everything you need to get reacquainted with long-lost knitting skills or to use the Kok, a specialised crochet hook from Leisure Arts that makes it possible to create true knitted fabric without traditional knitting needles. Clear illustrations and photos are given, plus links to helpful technique videos. Start with our washcloth tutorial and guide to basic techniques, and then choose from 10 sweet blanket designs by Melissa Leapman.
Melissa Leapman is a widely published sweater designer whose patterns have appeared in Vogue Knitting, Knitter's, McCall's, Family Circle and Interweave Knits magazines. Leapman has worked as a freelance designer for many leading ready-to-wear manufacturers, noted design houses and major yarn companies. In addition, her knitting, crochet and design workshops are extremely popular with crafters at all skill levels.