I was sent this book to review by F+W Media. The book was free, and my review is freely given.
I have to admit that, having been knitting since age 5, which is almost 60 years now, and having knitted clothes for myself, my four children, my three grandchildren, as well as toys and various other items as gifts and to sell, I thought I knew most, if not all, of what there is to know about the craft of knitting. Which just goes to show how wrong you can be.
I have certainly been surprised, on reading this book, how much I didn't know about knitting - who, for instance, knew there were so very many different ways to cast on and off? (or bind off, as those pesky Americans say). It certainly has been a real eye-opener.
The book is 10" x 8", soft-covered,with over 270 pages, including five parts, 17 chapters, an index, a host of explanatory colour photographs and the combined knowledge of 100 years of knitting and over 50 years of teaching experience of the two authors, Dorothy T. Ratigan and Judith Durant.
The blurb on the website says :
- "Everything you need to know to knit like a pro! "Knitting Know-How" isn't just another collection of knitting techniques--it's an indispensable resource for making every stitch better! From basic knit and purl stitches to cables, lace, color knitting and garment design, you'll learn the ins and outs of improving your knitting and choosing one technique over another for the results you want. If you have ever wondered which cast-ons are suitable for socks, why you should always (always!) knit a gauge swatch, or how to fix a mis-crossed cable, this book is for you!Discover hundreds of essential techniques, demonstrated with clear step-by-step photos and no-nonsense instructions.Learn how your choices in technique and knitting method can make all the difference in your finished pieces. Design your own garments--or adjust existing patterns--with clear examples and lessons that demystify the math.Put your knowledge to work with 8 project lessons, including double-knit mittens, stranded colorwork socks and an intricately cabled Aran sweater. Are you ready to become a master knitter? Gather your yarn and needles and open this book--your knitting will thank you!"
here to buy at the bargain price of £12.74 (cover price £16.99).Much as I would love to keep this book, I have so many books already that my shelves are groaning, so I am offering this book as a giveaway, if you would like a chance to win it please leave a comment below, I'll put the names in a hat and draw a winner next Saturday, 1st December.