Buy Used
$9.99
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by Book Buddy
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Clean text. Covers pretty good. Prompt shipping. Your satisfaction is guaranteed!
Add to Cart
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Slip-Stitch Knitting Paperback – April 1, 1998


Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$27.12 $5.88

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Image
Looking for the Audiobook Edition?
Tell us that you'd like this title to be produced as an audiobook, and we'll alert our colleagues at Audible.com. If you are the author or rights holder, let Audible help you produce the audiobook: Learn more at ACX.com.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Interweave Press (April 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1883010322
  • ISBN-13: 978-1883010324
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 8.5 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #812,176 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

31 of 31 people found the following review helpful By L. Gutman on May 1, 2005
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I've found this little book to be a great way to start exploring beyond the basics of mosaic knitting. The suggestions for experimenting, the nice color pictures demonstrating different possibilities, and the clear instructions were just what I wanted. Yes, the author takes liberties with the basic mosaic technique as I learned it -- but that's been a great way to encourage me to think outside the box. After reading the chapter on designing your own mosaic patterns, I've finally had the courage and knowledge to give it a try, which has been a real blast. I do think beginning mosaic knitters would benefit from a discussion of some basics, such as using edge stitches and a more conservative approach to slipping multiple stitches and alternating rows -- so I would recommend that those knitters read what Barbara Walker has to say about this kind of knitting, and work some of her patterns, before coming to this book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
53 of 58 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 9, 1999
Format: Paperback
This book takes the concept of slip stitch knitting and goes beyond it a little bit--hence lies the problem. It attempts to equate slip stitching knitting with traditional color knitting (or fair isle knitting), but fails to convince me why one should try its method over all the others. Moreover, this book does not show the intricate beauty of a mosaic pattern, such as those presented by Barbara Walker.
I knitted a couple of cute looking hats following the slip stitch patterns in this book. Then I knitted them again, using the traditional method but following the picture chart in the book. Slip stitch knitting of mosaic patterns, as presented in this book, offered little advantage. For those interested in slip stitch knitting, I suggest Barbara Walker's book on Mosaic knitting.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
38 of 41 people found the following review helpful By "arana8" on December 30, 2002
Format: Paperback
I took this book out from the library to see if I might like to buy it. I love Barbara Walker's mosaic technique. I think it is immeasurably easier than fair isle because you work with only one strand at a time, and there are no problems with puckering or tangled yarn. I think this author has taken mosaic knitting in a great direction, but I just don't think there is enough content here to warrant a whole book. The crux of the book is to execute the mosaic designs with a varigated yarn. A beautiful technique. She does give great advice for creating your own mosaic designs, but I had already worked one out myself, and learned the pitfalls that way. Her garment patterns are very cute, but are too boxy for my taste. If you don't have Walker, this is a good book to have, but I just didn't think there was enough in this book to warrant its addition to my knitting library.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 14, 2004
Format: Paperback
I thought the book had some very interesting patterns but having worked with Barbara Walker's Mosaic Knitting for some years, I found some crucial points missing. None of the charts have the edge stitches crucial to executing the patterns. You always have to knit the first and last stitch of the row to avoid slipped stitches on the edges and nowhere in the book does it mention this fact. I have the book for the garments but have to revise the working method.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 24, 2002
Format: Paperback
This book is not as bad as some have made it out to be, but it is way overpriced (not unusual with Interweave Press).
I liked it because the author did show the effect of using different types of yarns together. There are quite a few close-up color pictures. The clothing patterns are not bad, but the mosaic patterns are simple enough that you may, as an earlier reviewer mentioned, wonder why to use slip stitches instead of fair isle. I guess it would be just a matter of personal preference--do you want to knit with both colors at once, or do you essentially want to knit each row twice?
I agree that more intricate patterns are in the Barbara Walker book, but those too could be knitted in fair isle if you didn't mind the long floats.
One thing nice about this book is that it actually has a section on how to design your own mosaic patterns which the Barbara Walker books do not have. Bartlett's patterns, however, seem more like motifs that you might look at knitting in intarsia rather than by mosaic or fair isle.
Not a "go out and buy right now" book, but a decent addition to any knitting library.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 5, 1999
Format: Paperback
Slip stitch knitting can be very inventive and simple, and though this book does present the technique very well, I found the sweater patterns presented were unappealing. The book itself is way overpriced.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Anonymous on November 21, 2009
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
If you want to knit in colors but, don't want the hassle of having to deal with 2 yarns at a time like Fair Isle knitting, this technique is for you. This is good for knitting socks, mittens, etc... The book is showing the technique in a simple, straight forward matter.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By bernie HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 4, 2014
Format: Paperback
There are all kinds knitting techniques. Each has its advantages and disadvantages. slip-stitch knitting, also known as mosaic, adds the intricacy of multicolored patterns with very little effort.

Even though this book contains finished projects such as hats and socks and sweaters and so forth, I really only purchased it to learn the slip stitch techniques. I was not disappointed as there are plenty of charts and they go through other considerations such as yarn options.

I'm only playing with patterns. I suggest that you purchase this book to see what your options are. This Interweave Press book also makes a good addition to your library.

A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images

Most Recent Customer Reviews


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?