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We are proud to present Skill Set: Beginning Knitting, Video App.
Why It’s Unique
Imagine that you want to learn to knit. Or that you want to teach your friend or family member to knit.
You search the internet and discover quickly that there’s a vast world of knitting videos. It’s a lot.
We firmly believe a new knitter needs simplicity and ease and clarity. This is why we have created the Skill Set video app.
You will not find another app like this. Concise and straightforward, as clean as we could possibly make it.
It’s a complete course of how-to videos in one tidy place. You tap the icon on your phone, and suddenly you have all of Skill Set right there, clear and simple.
What’s in It
Here’s a peek inside.
Click on a lesson, and you see a list of techniques.
Click on a technique, and you find written instructions and illustrations.
And at the exact moment you need them? Quick, clear videos that show you exactly how to do each technique.
You can watch them in slow motion and in a loop. Keep track of your progress through the lessons. Save your favorites.
There are captions on all the videos.
The app stars the magnificent hands of our team member Allison Volek Shelton. She created the dozens of set-ups—the bits of knitting that are used to demonstrate the dozens of techniques in the book. (We have a lot half-finished swatches now!)
And it stars the vocal talents of the one and only Kay Gardiner. Kay narrates every technique in what can only be described as a comforting and encouraging way. It’s like she’s right there with you.
We are lucky to have a web developer who worked hard to make this a sturdy, functional app.
It’s a Book Too
Have it both ways: app and book. The Skill Set book fits in a knitting bag, no batteries required! The app is in your pocket wherever you go—with all those videos at hand as well as the full text and illustrations of the book.
And a Wonderful Kit
The Skill Set Box of Joy is the fastest way to set up a new knitter with needles, yarn, notions. It has everything needed to work all the swatches and the hat.
Two options: order the Skill Set Box of Joy with the Skill Set book—or without the book if you’re buying the app and don’t need the print edition.
The yarn is our brand-new Atlas, a worsted weight Rambouillet wool that feels wonderful. (The full range will launch later this year—this is a special first offering.)
The tools are classic, and come in a handy zipper pouch.
And a New Tote
And, sold separately, our new Baggu tote is good fun.
Thanks to everyone for the encouraging words about Skill Set. This new video app is a whole new world for everybody who wants to learn to knit, and we hope you’ll share the news with the soon-to-be-knitters in your life.