Knitting is one of those age old hobbies whose skills were passed down from generation to generation. Unfortunately in a lot of cases, due to the pressures and distractions of modern life this cycle has been broken. Yet, knitting is coming back into fashion. Whether this is because it provides a constructive way of relaxing or we are rediscovering the pleasures of making things again I do not know, but lots of people are beginning to jump onto this band wagon. Knitting Shops are springing up everywhere selling balls of wool in all colours and textures, knitting patterns designed for people of every level and every possible gadget you may ever possible require. Over these pages you will find details on equipment, wools, and simple patterns to get you knitting.