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Very nice for my knitting bag,
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This review is from: The Knitting Answer Book: Solutions to Every Problem You'll Ever Face; Answers to Every Question You'll Ever Ask (Perfect Paperback)
I have been waiting for someone to finally review this book, but I gave up and ordered it. So here I go with a quick review. I was looking for something to throw in my knitting bag, and since I have the big Vouge knitting book I decided to go with a completely different type of book. The Knitting Answer Book fits the bill. It has a Q & A formatting, a bit unusual, but some of the questions are straight out of my own mouth. The book is divided into the following 13 chapters: Casting On, The Basics, Binding Off, Tools, Yarn, Reading Patterns, Pattern Stitches, Circular Knitting, Color, Shaping, Fitting, Finishing, and Embellishments. I was mostly interested in the Finishing chapter, it has helpful hints on blocking and sewing, which are my problem areas.
Most of the info probably won't be new to a well seasoned knitter, but if you like reading about knitting in general, and like to learn little new tricks, this might be the book for you. The only thing I don't like about the book is that the binding is a bit rigid, and hard to prop open. 4.5 stars.
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Initial post: Dec 14, 2006 8:25:04 PM PST
Soundz like exactly what I need. Thanx!
Posted on Jan 16, 2007 5:36:53 PM PST
Wonderful review silverdragonfly. (I love your name.) You were very thorough with this review and even said what you did not like about it. That is great. I bought the answer book for crochet for my daughter (23) who is doing so well learning how, even before the book. Now she is having a blast answering everyone elses questions, and loves it that the book is handy to carry with her in her bag. I say this because I was seriously considering getting the knitting answer book, because of her happiness with the crochet book... as I am into knitting. I was hoping to get a better price on it tho, but I think I will get it anyway because of your helpful review. Thanks Much. tfl
Posted on Feb 26, 2009 3:07:30 PM PST
Thank you, silverdragonfly! If all reviews were this direct, useful, and clearly written (even the chapter names were VERY helpful), making choices on Amazon purchases would be much, much faster and easier!
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