Most helpful positive review
55 of 57 people found the following review helpful
Concept, Clarity, Charm, and Color - the 4 Cs of Knitting
on December 1, 1999
I'm biased about this book because I know Meg Swansen well, and am grateful to her for teaching me a great many things about knitting. That aside, I still must sing the praises of this amazing book.
There is no other work I know of that encompasses the techniques of the crocheted steek (a Mary Hounsell invention), jogless color changes in 2-color knitting (which Meg invented), the Purl-When-you-Can border (which Meg also invented), and knitting a tube (sleeve or sock) with 2 circular needles instead of double-pointed needles (a Joyce Williams invention). These are innovative techniques that have never been pulled into one place before, and if you're a "thinking knitter", you really should read this book! Meg is a collector of new techniques and variations, and in this book she shares freely the cream of the crop.
Meg's writing style is open and compelling, and she gives you glimpses into her life as Elizabeth Zimmermann's daughter and as a thinking knitter on her own.
You will love this book.