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Standard Reference Book for Advancing Knitters
am 21. November 2012
Alison Allen - truly an expert in textile crafts, particularly in knitting. This highly interesting book dips deep into her knowledge and expertise, be it "colour, structure and design", i.e. yarns, patters, materials and their effective use. The book has 7 chapters: Knitting from pre-history to present; 2 Stitches and how they work; 3 Techniques; 4 Color; 5 Materials; 6 Joining, finishing, edges and extras; 7 Knitting patterns. There is a good Glossary, a Bibliography, Further information and an Index. The text is carefully written and the information easy to understand even by a beginning knitter. It is a methodological approach to designing and knitting excellent knitwear. The difficulty range of the patterns go from easy to advanced. The illustrations are exceptionally good, be it the drawings of patterns or the color pictures of materials, and finished projects.
This book is an excellent guide for knitters who would also like to expand their expertise and venture into their own designs, knitters who like to know more about yarns, their use, about dyeing and processing yarns and their most effective use.
I would like to recommend this book as a standard reference work for the serious knitter's library