Knitters who want to create today's popular fashions in a minimal amount of time will love this book, with 50 projects that can be completed using just two basic stitches knit and purl. This book explains each technique in easy-to-follow instructions, so that even beginners will be successful in creating these fun and funky pieces! A delicious array of popular yarns in sparkly metallics, "soft fuzzies," cozy chenilles, "eyelash" yarns, and ribbons of every variety are used to create hats, shawls, scarves, purses and covers ups. Many projects feature embellishments such as beads, buttons, tassels and fringes. Sprinkled throughout the book are tidbits on the history of knitting, tips to making easier, and sidebars teaching specific techniques.