Tuesday, 1 March 2016

A - Z of Knitting ~ Search Press ~ Book Review



ISBN: 9781782211624
Publisher: Search Press
Publication Date: 05 February 2016
RRP: £12.99

Available Direct from Search Press.

    

Another invaluable book from Search Press.


I count myself as a beginner knitter
so I couldn't wait to see what was inside
this brilliant book.
I really wasn't disappointed.
It's jam packed full of information
and fantastic step-by-step
instructions.


The book really does cover an amazing amount.
At the beginning you are taking through
everything you need to know before
you start.
What yarn to choose, needles and other
tools & equipment you will need
or want.


Then you are taken through everything
from tension/gauge to how to
read knitting patterns and charts.


Now this book isn't just for beginners 
but it is invaluable to anyone
who wants to learn anything about knitting.


You are taken through how to hold the
yarn and needles, casting on,
essential stitches and other basic stitches.
Then it's onto casting off and how to join new yarn.


I love the section on selvedges (adding an edge
to your knitting).
I've been winging it and this book breaks
it down so it's really easy to follow.


The next section of the book takes
you through shaping, holding stitches, picking up
stitches, working short rows & rib stitches.


Then it's onto making buttonholes
and the most important section - fixing mistakes.


Wow you are not going to believe the amount
of techniques that are covered in the book:
Aran Knitting
Beaded Knitting
Circular Knitting
Knitting with Multiple Colours
Embossing
Entrelac Knitting
Lace Knitting
Loop Knitting
Shaker Knitting
Surface Embroidery on Knitting
Duplicate Stitch
Smocking on Knitting


Then when you've gone through
all of that there is still more!
It's onto the finishing techniques.
Finishing end of yarn, blocking,
sewing up seams, fringes, pompoms & tassels.


The last section is taken up by talking
you through how to care for your knitted
garments.


This book has so much in it that it will
keep you busy for years to come.


I won't learn everything in this book at once.
I'm going to use it everytime I come to a pattern
that I need help with.
I really feel this book can help me with
anything I need to learn with knitting.
AMAZING!


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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