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The Perfect Finish: A No-Nonsense Guide to Finishing Techniques for Knitters of Every Level Paperback – September 1, 2010


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: DRG (September 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592172857
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592172856
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.4 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #679,172 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A no-nonsense guide to finishing techniques for knitters of every level. It includes a line up of teachers and designers known for their skill and knowledge as expert finishers in the industry. You'll be inspired as Leslye Solomon shares the many creative and unexpected uses of a zipper and sewing one into a garment. You'll never look at zippers the same way again and treasure this book for its wealth of information and use it as a reliable source for all of your finishing.-Machine Knitting Monthly

About the Author

Kara Gott Warner is a knitwear designer, an illustrator, and the author of several knitting books, including Circular Knitting Redefined, It’s in the Bag, and Tops and Toes. She lives in Treasure Island, Florida.

Customer Reviews

Great illustrations, great pictures!!
oleander
I've always been one to continue to improve my skills and this book was amazing!
B. Good
This is a must have for every knitter's library.
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful By B. Good on January 25, 2011
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I've seen many ads for this book and just had to check it out. I've always been one to continue to improve my skills and this book was amazing! Great pictures, and lots of them, step by step instructions, and to my amazement, there were even patterns at the end. nothing special, but interesting enough for me to pick it up. The book covers a little of everything; blocking, adding collars and pockets, zippers, and tips on the basics of weaving in ends. I was a little disappointed in the fact that all the techniques are for knitting. I'm an avid crocheter as well and not all finishing touches will work for both. However, this definitely was a great by and an invaluable addition to my library.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Pamel Welsh on February 18, 2011
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I needed a book to help me with improving my finishing techniques and this book fit the bill. Since I had my stroke in 2000 I had forgotten a lot and had to reteach myself to knit. Therefore, I was struggling with bulky and unsightly seams on more than one occasion. So much so that I refrained from knitting garments in these past years and stuck with circular knitting and simple flat knitting projects like scarfs and dishcloths. I would still knit some toys or dolls that I could hide the seams inside with the stuffing but that was it. No clothing to give such as sweaters or tank tops for my 14 growing grandchildren. Now, I have regained the confidence to do so once again with this book.
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THE PERFECT FINISH: A NO-NONSENSE GUIDE TO FINISHING TECHNIQUES FOR KNITTERS OF EVERY LEVEL packs in keys to finishing, with step-by-step instructional photos accompanying the basics of tools, equipment, and all kinds of knitting possibilities. A variety of teachers and designers walk knitters through each chapter and present clear instructions on the most basic knitting techniques for necks, collars, buttonholes, pockets and more.
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28 of 39 people found the following review helpful By TinkerKnits on February 10, 2011
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This book is a waste of time. If you want 30 pages of patterns and a primer on how to make a knit or purl stitch, this book is for you. Otherwise, stick with Vogue's Ultimate Guide or Wiseman's Finishing Techniques. Better yet: Get Katharina Buss's Big Book of Knitting instead...it's excellent.

This book just doesn't doesn't have the depth a knitter needs for the myriad of finishing steps a knitter needs to complete a knitted project.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 25, 2011
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I saw this book at my friend's house. I had another finishing book that I was disappointed in, so I was excited to see the great pictures and thorough explanations. This is a must have for every knitter's library.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By E.F.B. on January 28, 2013
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The Perfect Finish has many great tips for learning finishing techniques for your knitted projects as well as a few patterns that incorporatie them so you can practice. I have already learned much from it and hope it will continue to improve my project's quality.
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By Bernadette Vines on December 13, 2014
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Love this book! Since my purchase I've expermented with different types of finishes. My favorite would have to havin g this this book as a reference when I recently put a zipper in a pullover I made. The information is very clear and makes the experience easy for me. Everything picture is laid out in color and the details are just what I need to put 'SEE' what I'm reading about.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Runninginnevada on March 29, 2011
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Even if you are a beginning knitter this is a wonderful book. Reviews basic and advanced techniques from start to finish. Also gives great ideas for adding your own personal touch. Very helpful for all who love to knit :)
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