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Review: Crochet Borders

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I think this is one of the most useful crochet books I've seen in a while. I only wish I could have seen what my grandmothers would have thought of it.

Review: Big Book of Knit Stitches

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Stitch dictionaries (stitch and otherwise) provide the tools you need to feed your creativity.

Review: Sherlock Knits

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Really, at this point I'm just wondering what other fandom I love Joanna will be tackling next?

Review: My Knitted Doll

It's a sweet book, filled with happy little faces ready to play. What's not to love?

Review: Top-Down Crochet Sweaters

This is, of course, primarily a knitting book site, but I can't pretend that crochet doesn't exist (I wouldn't dare), and there's no denying that crochet can create some beautiful things. In this case, it's all about making sweaters with top-down convenience that allows you to try the garment on, to assess things like fit and drape as you go.

Review: The Knitted Hat Book

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Just like it says on the cover, this book is full of knitted hat designs. Twenty of them, suitable for women (all of them) and men (some of them).

Review: Drop-Dead Easy Knits

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Nobody ever said "easy" had to be "boring." Or that it had to be geared toward absolute beginners ... because, here's the thing. Beginners need challenges, and experts need a chance to relax.

Review: Yarnitecture

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First, the facts: Title: Yarn-i-tec-ture: A Knitter's Guide to Spinning: Building Exactly the Yarn You Want Author: Jillian Moreno Published by: Storey Publishing, 2016 Pages: 239 Type: Spinning Chapters: 1. The Blueprint: Yarn Vision 2. The Foundation: Sheep Breeds and Beyond 3. The Frame: Fiber Preparations 4. The Walls: Drafting 5. The Roof: Plying 6. [...]

New and Upcoming Books, 2016

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Since summer is just about over and Fall and Winter are coming ... now seems a good time to point out some great recent books that I haven't had a chance to review.

Review: Urban Knit Collection

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It's the architecture that inspired these patterns, and the idea of travel that shapes the structure of the book.

Review: A Hat for Mrs Goldman

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I would have loved it as a kid and it makes me smile now, too.

Review: Weekend Wraps

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They say in their introduction that they started with the questions: "What would you want to make over a weekend, if you could really just spend a few days relaxing and knitting? What would you want to wear on an autumn weekend away?"

Review: Rugged Knits

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This book is filled with designs--mostly for women, but for men, too--that can be knitted and worn regularly, without fuss.

Review: New Heights in Lace Knitting

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The author says, "I think of this book as a knitter's approach to the seven summits. It is proverbial mountain climbing for lace knitters who are adventurous; delighted by the basics, yet yearning for more."