From Library Journal
By simply transferring, or slipping, selected stitches from one needle to another without knitting or purling them, knitters can create striking color patterns using only one color at a time and without needing to strand different colored yarns across the back of their knitting. Slip stitch?sometimes called mosaic knitting?is ideal for the beginner, while knitters at any level will enjoy the design possibilities of these intriguing multicolor patterns. Bartlett takes the reader step-by-step through working with charted designs, choosing colors for striking effect, combining slip-stitch patterns and incorporating them into garments. All public libraries will want this one.?JZ
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.
With the impact Kaffe Fassett has made on traditional needlecrafts, it is not difficult to see why publishers brandish his name when plying the wares of an unknown designer. In Sharp's case, much of the hype and hyperbole is true. Virtually unrecognized outside of Australia, except for knitting fans who devour issues of all design magazines, Sharp emerges here as a new creative voice, influenced by a swatch of ethnic and cross-continental heritages, resolutely stylish and powered by color. There's little hint of Aboriginal or any other Down Under motifs; instead, free rein is given to Chinese, French, Latvian, and Scottish (among others) patterns with contemporary twists. Besides complete instructions, each of the more than 25 projects features graphs (when necessary), color photographs, and an indication of skill level, from beginner to experienced knitter. There's only one drawback: the only yarns specified are Sharp's, and she omits mention of appropriate substitutes. Barbara Jacobs