These designs where chosen with the emerging knitter in mind, but they will appeal to many seasoned knitters as well. The garments feature a variety of techniques, ranging from the basic garter or stockinette stitch as a foundation for fine yarns and larger needles, to asymmetrical shaping and uneven hemlines. Most of the designs use yarn overs to create the openwork, often one of the first techniques new knitters are learn. Yarn overs form the basis for more intricate lace work and are a great place to start when ready to branch out and learn new stitches. The stitch patterns in this collection are simple and easy to memorize. The shaping is also minimal, making them an easy choice for beginners. Drape and comfort are important when choosing projects, so much care was put into the intended drape of each piece when choosing yarns for these designs. If you substitute yarns, please do a large enough swatch to determine the drape. Openwork is a wonderful way to show off your knits!