Friday, August 1, 2008

Book Review Blog Carnival

Choosing a book to write about was the hardest part of this blog carnival!
I decided to write about The Knitting Answer Book by Margaret Radcliffe. It's a pretty small book that might be easy to overlook in a store, but it has some excellent information.

The Knitting Answer Book has a question and answer format, starting with the basics and progressing to a wide variety of techniques. I still find this book very useful as an experienced knitter.

There are 13 chapters: Casting On, The Basics, Binding Off, Tools, Yarn, Reading Patterns, Pattern Stitches, Circular Knitting, Color, Shaping, Fitting, Finishing, and Embellishments, followed by a very handy index.

There is just so much useful information in this book. I like to use it for looking at different ways of doing things, such as if I want a different type of cast on or button hole.

If you want to know how to use a nostepinne, cable without a cable needle, how to do Kitchener stitch in garter or stockinette, its in here. If you have a knitting related question, this book is likely to have the answer.


storybeader said...

Wow - you lost me! This sounds like a keeper for the knitter's bookshelf.

miesmama said...

Sounds great Rainy - I definitely need this book! Thanks for sharing.

Joey & Aleethea said...

Thanks for the info, I've been thinking of attempting to teach myself how to knit for a while now. Sounds like a great book.

Cozy said...

Sounds like a book I need. I love to collect reference books on knitting and crocheting.

A Keeper's Jackpot said...

That's what I need, a book so I can move passed knitting scarves lol

Ellen said...

Sounds like a very useful book. I love having great craft reference books around!

Shell Mitchell said...

knitting is beyond me - maybe I should check out that book!

Lily - Tulip's Talking from the said...

As a beginner knitter, sounds like something I HAVE to have!


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