If you hate chaining, this is the book for you. The technique of 'foundation stitches' means you don't have to chain - you make the foundation with the stitches of your first row. There's a short section explaining how to do it, and a variety of patterns for everything from clothes to homewares. The patterns are slightly inconsistent taste-wise, but the book's worth it for some fun ideas practising this technique, like the cabled dog jumper and dog basket, and a rather impressive hobbyhorse.
This new book teaches you foundation stitches - an easy and fun technique that allows you to make the foundation chain and the first row of stitches at the same time. It includes approximately 70 projects from gifts & fashions to baby and home decor.