For those just starting out or veteran knitters, expert Donna Kooler's newest Encyclopedia of Knitting, will get those needles clicking. This comprehensive guide covers all the basics, from the history of knitting, tools, and materials, to how-to instructions for 150 stitches and stitch patterns, with tons of photos and diagrams to show the way. Includes instructions for both right-handed with narrative directions and symbols to make learning easier. Contemporary projects by today's top knitting designers, such as Lily Chin and Nicky Epstein, are suitable for a variety of experience levels and include a man's vest, ,a dog sweater and decorative pillows. If the runaway success of her two previous Encyclopedia volumes is any indication (and we certainly think so!), this one has bestseller written all over it.