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Review: The Art of Slip-Stitch Knitting


First, the facts:

Title: The Art of Slip-Stitch Knitting: Techniques, Stitches, Projects

Author: Faina Goberstein & Simona Merchant-Dest

Published by: Interweave Press, 2015

Pages: 175



1. All About Slip-Stitch Knitting
2. Traditional Slip-Stitch Patterns
3. Woven Slip-Stitch Patterns
4. Fancy Slip-Stitch Patterns
5. Reversible Slip-Stitch Patterns

KS: Art of Slip-Stitch Knitting

The In-Depth Look:

Slip-stitch knitting is one of those techniques that is very simple to do, but often misunderstood, because it seems like it’s hard. (It’s not.) What this technique is, though, is versatile.

Faina Goberstein and Simona Merchant-Dest have compiled a collection of both slip-stitch stitch patterns and patterns for sweaters and accessories using them.

I love collections like this because they give you the knowledge to create your own things–how to do slip-stitch patterns, what to do with it, why you want to use it, what its advantages are, and so on. But then, just in case after reading all that, you’re feeling a bit tired or lazy, they just go straight ahead and put it all into ready-to-go patterns, just for you.

The designs are great, too. Some are simple, some are complex. There are large things like sweaters, but also small things like hats and scarves if you want to carefully get your feet wet. There’s more than one thing in here that I would be happy to make, but that doesn’t surprise me. I’ve liked Faina Goberstein’s patterns for ages and they hit a nice balance between “innovative” and “classic”–my favorite combination.

You should definitely check this out. You can get this lovely book at Amazon.com.

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This review copy was kindly donated by Interweave Press . Thank you!

My Gush: Clever and stylish.

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