Tag: book review

Review of Unexpected Cables

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Review of Unexpected Cables

When given the choice between texture or color, I will invariably choose texture – and cables were one of my first loves. I have always found the simple process of trading stitches, resulting in such intricate and complex fabric, fascinating. I first met Heather Zoppetti when I was filming a segment for Knitting Daily TV. […]

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Book Review: Good Measure – Knit a Perfect Fit Every Time

Filed in Just Stitches, Point of View by on October 22, 2015 0 Comments
Book Review: Good Measure – Knit a Perfect Fit Every Time

Several decades ago, back when Threads Magazine still included several knitting articles in every issue, Deborah Newton wrote an excellent article about fit called Fashion Doesn’t Stop at 40 Inches. So it was no surprise when her most recent book Good Measure – Knit a Perfect Fit Every Time was released. Reviewing her designs from the […]

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Book Review: Knitting Fresh Brioche

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Book Review: Knitting Fresh Brioche

I feel like I have to start with a disclaimer as Nancy Marchant and I are friends and I have taken classes from her. Even so, I wouldn’t give a good review of Knitting Fresh Brioche if I didn’t believe it was warranted. That being said, her latest book, Knitting Fresh Brioche: Creating Two-Color Twists […]

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Book Review: Modern Baby Crochet by Stacey Trock

Filed in Point of View by on January 12, 2015 0 Comments
Book Review: Modern Baby Crochet by Stacey Trock

Stacey Trock is a designer whose name has become synonymous with adorable amigurumi. Her design line, FreshStitches, is full of patterns for plush toys, gifts, and more. Now she has done it again with a new book – Modern Baby Crochet – the perfect addition to your library if you’ve got little ones or if […]

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Brioche…But Even Better

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Brioche…But Even Better

Last week when I shared about the dog eating my homework, what she ate was this new, fabulous book by Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark, Brioche Chic: 22 Fresh Knits for Women & Men. Luckily I had a chance to see it in person and give it a detailed read before I got home to the destroyed copy. And […]

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Shaping Shawls: A Book Review

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Shaping Shawls: A Book Review

Let me begin with a disclaimer: I am not a shawl knitter. I also do not knit a tremendous number of lace projects. That being said, I jumped at the chance to complete a book review of Shaping Shawls by Anna Dalvi. Anna and I agreed several weeks ago to complete a book review for each […]

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Pick-a-Page: The Knitter’s Guide to Sweater Design

Filed in Point of View, Skill Building by on September 30, 2013 2 Comments
Pick-a-Page: The Knitter’s Guide to Sweater Design

As we end the theme of sweater knitting, I wanted to share my ultimate sweater design resource, The Knitter’s Guild to Sweater Design. Unfortunately this book has been out of print for some time.  It can however, be found on the used book market and as part of the library system (remember those places?). Aside […]

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