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150 Knitted Trims: Designs for Beautiful Decorative Edgings, from Beaded Braids to Cables, Bobbles, and Fringes Paperback – September 18, 2007
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always comes up with something special, as she does in this book.
The variety of knitted trims is mind boggling: There's a great variety of borders, bands, and braids, many
trimmed with beads or sequins. Frills, flouces, and lacy edgings expand the mix. But wait -- there's more!
You'll love the loops and fringes, the insertions, and a whole section on unusual and charming knitted
flowers, leaves, and other fun things like a heart, a colorful butterfly, and a wonderful tassel with a knitted skirt. There's even a tiny Christmas stocking.
The photos are close up and clear, and you can see every stitch. Instructions are well layed out and are so short and easy to follow that I don't see the lack of symbol charts as a negative.
The trims are all both unusual and usable. This is a great book to give a knitting friend -- so buy two and
keep one for yourself.
But don't lend out your copy -- chances are you'll never get it back!
I overlooked this book for some time, in favor of offerings by 'bigger names.' You can't judge a book by its cover! The lavish photographic landscapes of one author's books add little information or inspiration, especially after pages and pages of ribbing panels. This lovely book is beautifully instructive, with clear photographs and thoughtful design. A few trim samples are knitted in fuzzy homespun-type yarn, which makes it a little harder to see the stitches, but plainly illustrates heirloom edgings in heirloom yarn, and how beautifully they work together.
This lovely book will be referenced often, filed near Barbara Walker's treasuries, and Harmony's stitch guides, and next to Stanfield's lovely books on flowers and butterflies (which are brimming with fun).
I am so sorry if I have offended anyone who likes charts only. My problems are that it takes me forever to read charts and I end up translating the charts into instructions of row by row knitting. This is time consuming for me because I go back over them a second time to make sure I haven't made any mistakes (and I have made a few in my short time of knitting). I am going to order this book this morning and hope that it works out.
I am branching out to creating my own patterns and wanted to get some ideas for edging at necklines, sleeves and bottoms of sweaters. Good luck to all of you who have chosen to take the jump and buy this book. Happy knitting for yourself and your loved ones -- Which we all know is for ourselves too because there are two great feelings after the knitting is done: 1. Knitting for loved ones - You knit a piece for someone you love and they think it is beautiful and want to put it on to wear even though it may not be in season. 2. Knitting for ourselves - You wear your knitted piece and someone says how much they like it.
Ahh, life can be so sweet.
UPDATE: September 20, 2011
I bought and received the book. It is a beautiful book with fantastic photographs for working the patterns by. There aren't exactly 150. There are 129 knitted trims and the rest of the 21 trims (which I don't consider to be trims) are leaves, flowers, hearts, balls, butterflys and a small Christmas stocking.Read more ›
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Such a beautiful compilation of trims. Everything and anything you could want. I have been selling trim at craft shows and it is an awesome book.Published 12 months ago by Kathy
Beautiful patterns...but if you are learning or can only follow charts this isn't the book for you. Oh it would be great if it had both types of instructions.Published on March 9, 2013 by Luise
What a super collection of ideas and easy to follow instruction. I am glad I added this book to my knitting book collection!Published on February 13, 2013 by LSC
I love this book the patterns are easy to read, and separated by style which makes it easy to find the right trim for you project. Read morePublished on March 3, 2011 by Jessica
This is a beautifully illustrated book with great explanations for any level of knitter. The trims are pretty, knit quickly and can be used on most anything, a t-shirt, little... Read morePublished on November 29, 2010 by Knitting grandma