Sunday, 11 October 2015

Arm Knitting ~ Book Review


30 Home & Fashion Projects to Knit on Your Arms
by Amanda Bassetti

ISBN: 9781782213598
Publisher: Search Press
Publication Date: 19 August 2015
RRP: £10.99

Available direct from Search Press

  

Arm knitting is becoming super popular.
It's a fantastic craft for beginners
and cheap as well.
All you need is a ball of yarn and you
can be on your way to making something.


Arm knitting is fantastic for children & adults.
Once learned you will be surprised how
quickly you can make something
with some beautiful chunky yarn.


Amanda was a frustrated knitter,
like me she found it so time consuming
she would often give up.
Then she found arm knitting and within
a short period of time she was making
cheaper and less time consuming projects.


Amanda has brought her experience together
to create a fantastic book that teaches
you to arm knit and then uses these
skills to make some amazing projects.


The thing I love about the book is Amanda
shows you how to do everything with your
hands and arms.
This even includes sewing in your ends.

 

No other tools are needed except a pair of scissors.
This means it's a lot cheaper to start.
No needles, no hooks required.


The book is broken down into sections.
These sections are split into the approximate
length of time it will take you to make
the project.
10 Minutes
15 Minutes
20 Minutes
30 Minutes
45 Minutes
60 Minutes

I love the idea of splitting the book into
the length of time it will take you.
If you've not got long you can make
one of the quick projects
and if you want more of a fix
then choose a longer project.


I don't know about you but I'd only really
seen cowls made with arm knitting.
Amanda changes this preconception
and makes everything from a headband to boot cuffs,
mug cosy to a footstool cover.


I am amazed by the techniques she has used.
There is even a cabled blanket!
Using the different stitches and yarns
Amanda has really created an amazing
array of projects for you to make.


I have already put the yarn on my Christmas list
so I can make the basic blanket.
It's amazing that you can arm knit a blanket
in 60 minutes.

The instructions are clear and easy to understand.
with the use of photo's it makes it easier to
understand the directions.


I can't wait to get started on my first arm knitting project.


This book would make a brilliant present
for someone.
Why not include a selection of yarn for them
and on the day they could have their
first project finished.

Love this book! Brilliant for yourself or as a present.

Available direct from Search Press

  


I received this book to review.
However all opinions expressed are my own.
Affiliate links are included on the post.
No monies were exchanged.

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