Like Julia Child once said about flipping the omelette- “You just need to have the courage of your convictions,” the same can be said of knitting. Liat Gat of KNITFreedom is the woman behind the needles encouraging new and seasoned knitters with that same message in her latest knitting video book, Become a Knitting Superstar.
Become a Knitting Superstar excels where most other traditional knitting books fall short- instead of difficult to understand photos or drawings depicting various knitting techniques that often leave new knitters feeling confused and frustrated, Liat has produced high-quality, easy to follow videos for both beginner and advanced knitters alike. She takes us from a knitter’s humble beginnings- casting on, followed by the knit and purl stitch, performed in both English and Continental styles, moves easily through more advanced techniques like mastering knitting in the round and magic loop and finishes with fixing dropped stitches without ripping back. Her bonus chapters provide a wealth of knitting tips from techniques to make any project amazing to how to knit faster.
Liat never fails to answer that question we all have left over from grade school- “but why do I have to know/do this” and she does it in a way that makes us feel comfortable taking measurements, checking gauges, fixing mistakes and even substituting yarns. Reading her prose makes you feel as if you are sitting in a classroom with her and her enthusiasm for knitting and improving your knitting comes through.
Become a Knitting Superstar is great for knitters on the go. It can be downloaded to a number a different platforms, your computer, smart phone, and even ipad and as long as you have an internet connection you can watch the videos anywhere.
Liat Gat is not only a knitting superstar, but also a knitting superhero for providing the knitting community with such a helpful, extensive knitting resource.
Read Part 2.