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The Knowledgeable Knitter: Understand the…

The Knowledgeable Knitter: Understand the Inner Workings of Knitting and… (2014)

by Margaret Radcliffe

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I received a free digital ARC of this book from the publisher and I wound up liking it so much that I pre-ordered a paperback of the book (not free). This book will not teach beginning knitters how to knit, but is a very useful book for both beginners and more experienced knitters who want to know how to get the results they are looking for in their knitting.

There are no knitting patterns or projects in this book, it is more of a guide book for making decisions at each step of the process. It describes how you should choose a particular pattern, yarn, needle or size. Included are many useful gems like how to swatch curves, edges and borders, how to do shaping in ribbed and pattern stitches (including lace) and knitting darts, ruffles and pleats.

Most of the pointers deal with conventional bottom-up, seamed patterns for sweaters and vests and show how to use and/ or tweak them at each stage if the process. Frankly, I usually avoid patterns with seams because I hate to sew and never like the way my seams look. I also like to knit top down so I can try on as the knitting progresses Fortunately this book also includes tips for seamless and top-down sweaters. There are instructions for how to convert a pattern to circular knitting. As far as I'm concerned this alone is worth the price of the book.

There is very useful information on selecting the right size pattern, getting correct fit, and choosing and substituting yarn. The illustrations are excellent. The actual instructions for various techniques and stitches are in an appendix. I have mixed feelings about this. They are easy to find in the appendix but I think that it would be more helpful to place them with their pictures and the descriptions of how they are used. That is just a quibble - I recommend this book. ( )
  fhudnell | Aug 5, 2014 |
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