Congratulations to Dina!
One of my other jobs aside from writing for Craft Gossip is that I occasionally write book reviews for Foreword, a great magazine and website supporting small, independent publishing.
I recently did a roundup of craft book reviews for them, which was a lot of fun, and included a knitting book I’d like to share with you: Knitter’s Know-How: 127 Techniques Every Knitter Needs to Know by Cap Sease.
From my review:
Cap Sease covers a wide range of planning and finishing techniques in this straightforward and helpful book. Clear illustrations, sometimes photographs and sometimes drawings, show knitters just what to do to get the results they want. The book offers many options for the necessary steps of finishing, leaving it up to the knitters to determine what works best for them. For example, while most knitters are familiar with mattress stitch as a way to sew seams, Sease offers nine other options, as well as knit and crocheted edges.
The book covers project planning, weaving in ends, blocking, seams, Kitchener stitch, picking up stitches, working bands, cord and crocheted edgings, buttons and buttonholes, zippers, pockets and more, as well as how to care for your knits to keep them in the best shape possible.
It’s a great reference book for knitters of all skill levels who knit garments and want to explore ways they could do things differently and better than they do now.
If you’d like a chance to win this book, leave a comment on this post before the end of the day Sunday, Dec. 11. Tell me about the last sweater you knit or what you hope to knit next (I have a cardigan in Christmas colors on the needles for my daughter).
Thanks for visiting, commenting and sharing, and good luck!