Knitting is a combination of skill, determination, and adaptability. Whether you're looking for a suitable substitute yarn, trying to modify a pattern, or fixing a mistake, Margaret Radcliffe offers proven advice that will help you solve all of your knitting quandaries.Read more...
Knitting is a combination of skill, determination, and adaptability. Whether you're looking for a suitable substitute yarn, trying to modify a pattern, or fixing a mistake, Margaret Radcliffe offers proven advice that will help you solve all of your knitting quandaries. With this definitive guide, you'll not only learn how to adjust armholes and shape collars, but why certain techniques work best in different situations. Radcliffe gives you the confidence and inspiration that will help you become a better, happier, and more confident knitter.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2014-07-07
- Reviewer: Staff
In this treasure trove of knowledge gleaned from a lifetime of knitting, Radcliffe (The Circular Knitting Workshop, The Knitting Answer Book, The Essential Guide to Color Knitting Techniques) has dispensed with the usual “how-to” reference book and written a “why-to” guide instead. Brimming with sage advice, intriguing tips and tricks, and thoughtful considerations of every aspect of knitting, this book is a must-have for knitters of all levels who want to understand how to alter, control, and personalize their work. The book is divided into chapters that follow the lifespan of a project, from “First Choices: Pattern, Yarn, and Needles” to “Putting It All Together,” to chapter on “Borders, Bindings, and Embellishments.” Each chapter covers both conceptual topics(“Going Beyond Conventional Construction”) and practical ones (“Fixing Mistakes” or “Size and Fit Adjustments”), as well as tidbits on techniques and embellishments (“Adding Short-Row Bust Darts” or “Afterthought Invisible Pockets”) The book is chock-full of useful photographs and diagrams, and its clarity, detail, scope, and companionable tone make it an extraordinary reference and a delicious read. Agent: Linda Roghaar, Linda Roghaar Literary Agency. (Aug.)