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3.0 out of 5 stars Should be called THE SWEATER WORKSHOP, January 19, 2012
This review is from: Finishing School: A Master Class for Knitters (Hardcover)
I am disappointed in this book. There are a few good tips, but most of the book is dedicated to finishing sweaters, which is not evident by the title or description. Lots of patterns in the back, which I don't need, and the inevitable overview of simple knitting tools, making half of the book useless to me. A real disappointment for this intermediate knitter.
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Initial post: Jan 21, 2012 7:42:51 AM PST
K. Bardsley says:
I agree with this review. I,too, was disappointed. The title of the book includes the words Master Class. I don't understand why the overview of knitting tools is even included. A more accurate title would be Finishing School for Beginning Knitters.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 21, 2012 4:42:28 PM PDT
Multimedea says:
Thanks to you both for your very useful reviews. The very last thing I need in my reference library is yet another book on finishing and blocking sweaters or a tools run-down list. I can now delete this one from my Amazon recs listing.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 21, 2012 5:46:36 PM PDT
alfafemme says:
Glad I could save you some cash. We knitters have to stick together!

Posted on Mar 26, 2012 10:19:18 PM PDT
What else besides finishing a knitting project would you expect to find in a book with the title "Finishing School." Even experienced knitters have problems in this area, I know I do and I have been knitting for years. I'm looking forward to receiving this book.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 12, 2012 2:27:03 PM PDT
The OP's point was that the book is almost exclusively about finishing SWEATERS. You ask what else one would expect to find in a book with the title "Finishing School". How about: finishing hats, finishing socks, finishing shawls, finishing scarves, finishing gloves, finishing purses, finishing cushions, finishing blankets.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 12, 2012 3:31:25 PM PDT
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Posted on Apr 27, 2012 5:50:33 AM PDT
Gail Posey says:
I, too, was surprised to find this book is primarily about sweaters when this is not indicated by anything in the title or on the cover. Still, I learned a few things about why I am having such trouble with the sweater I am currently working on, and may be able to keep from choosing such a problem pattern in future. I'm glad I read it and expect to read it again.

Posted on Feb 17, 2013 7:51:03 PM PST
I agree with the OP's sentiment as well. Had I seen this review prior to putting it on my Wish List and receiving it as a gift, I would not have asked for it. It might prove to be useful down the road when I start tackling sweaters which I thought I might not really be interested in for a good long while but I was looking for finishing techniques in general since I feel that is where my knitting tends to be weakest.
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