The latest edition provides built in links to the YouTube videos demonstrating each stitch used. It also provides links to even more free knitting and crochet patterns!
To help you with some of the more tricky parts, all the rows (and a few of the stitches and finishing off) are clickable links that will take you to the correct point in the video that demonstrates exactly how to do it.
If you need help at any point, from what supplies you need, to how to do a stitch, to working in the ends, watch the video: The Beginner Knitter – Learn to Knit a Dishcloth and it will explain it all.
This dishcloth is very easy to make and a great project for beginners as it uses very basic stitches that are easy to master. For the tougher points, like making the teeth (simply an elongated dc) and the edging, there are photos and a video to help you along.
So pass on the coolness, or be the owner of coolness. Make this dishcloth and rock it out the next time you're cleaning up.
If you are just learning how to knit or need to brush up on your knitting skills, also included are links in the pattern to videos that show you how to do all the basic stitches including: casting on, knit stitch, purl, bind off, knit 2 together, draw through, and how to pick up stitches to make the heel.
This pattern shows how to make a stunningly gorgeous bracelet from crochet cotton thread and inexpensive glass pony beads. Once again, the pattern could easily be extended, quite literally, into making a choker necklace.
Included are a selection of photos demonstrating some less common techniques. Don't worry, they aren't difficult to master. If you have some experience crocheting, and if you can make a granny square, you will be able to make these bracelets too.
Once I created the mandala, it then further developed into the flower. It's a little more work to make than the mandala, but the final product works very well and makes a great statement piece.
You can make both necklaces in a very short time period, especially if you have some crocheting experience, which I recommend you have. This isn't a project for beginners. There are some spots where the work needs to be turned to work either on the back side or on the good side. Once again, there are plenty of photos to help you with the process and show you exactly how to do it.
This pattern gives the instructions specifically for both styles as the stitches change slightly from one style to the other. You will need to know how to pick up stitches and knit on double pointed needles to make the cuff. That may sound intimidating, but really isn't very difficult. Knitting on double pointed needles is the same as regular knitting needles but you don't need to flip your knitting over as you are working around in a circle. If you're not sure of how to pick up stitches, I have videos demonstrating this technique and many of the other stitches required on my website.