Category book review

Book Review: A Fine Fleece

I’ve had this book in my possession for a few weeks now and I have not been able to stop looking at it. I’ve showed it around to my local knitting friends here in Hamilton, and took it with me to New York as well at the beginning of the month. Everyone I know who […]

Book Review: The Knitter’s Book of Yarn

It’s going to be a bit of a book review season around here for the next month, as I work through the 4 copies that I’ve currently got my hands on for blog reviews. The one I’m going to look at this week has indeed been out for publication for more than 5 months already […]

Book Review: Twelve Months of Knitting

It’s been too long since I had a book review! Twelve Months of Knitting by Joanne Yordanou is intended – as is clear from the title – as a collection of knitting projects suitable for all four seasons. It’s an ambitious claim, and one that other collections have tried before now. But more importantly, I […]

Book Review: Pretty Knits

My blog fodder is stretched pretty thin this week. I have things I keep thinking I’d have posted about now but they’re not done yet. I am plotting a 3rd Venezia swatch, as for example (just to make sure I give the blue/green palette a fair shake), and then I have a couple of wee […]

Book Review: Inspired Fair Isle Knits

Since Fridays always seem to be a little bit humdrum, and since I do enjoy opportunities to remind myself that writing is not always agonizing, I thought I’d get to another book review today. Inspired Fair Isle Knits by Fiona Ellis uses traditional fair isle techniques in non-traditional ways. This is a collection of 20 […]

Book Review: Romantic Knits

[Edited to add]: Find corrections for this book and other Annie Modesitt patterns here.  In the midst of all Thesis and General Life Turmoil, I thought I’d remind myself that reading and writing aren’t always painful, by sitting down with a knitting book review. Annie Modesitt’s Romantic Hand Knits is a treat. It seems as […]

Book Review: Knits Three Ways

Yesterday a new book arrived in my mailbox for review from Random House, and with a start I realized I had never actually posted a review for another book that I’ve had for a couple of months! I meant to review Knits Three Ways in June…and then so much of my time in June got […]

Book Review: Runway Knits

Runway Knits by Berta Karapetyan is a gorgeous book with gorgeous patterns in it. However, there are two important things a knitter should know before reading it: 1. None of the patterns are sized above a 42″ bust, and in many cases stop at a 40″ bust (for the finished garment, not for the body […]

Knitting on the brain

Thank you so much for all the lovely comments on my finished EBTKS! It’s such a fun sweater. Everyone could make them. A couple of you were well-meaning enough to comment on how nice it must be to use up all my leftovers! Well, yes and no. I did use a lot of yarn in […]

Book Review: Glamour Knits, by Erika Knight

Glamour Knits arrived on the shelves in January at the same time as Erika Knight’s other book Classic Knits, which contains several versatile and practical pieces. Glamour Knits is an entirely different kind of book, although its format and written style is nearly identical to its companion. Many of the yarns are similar, and both […]

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