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Arm Knitting: 30 home and fashion projects for all your no-needle needs Paperback – September 1, 2015
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A newbie to the book-publishing world scores big in this introduction to arm knitting. There's no question, to dedicated aficionados, that knitting takes a long time to complete. So Bassetti began her instructions with a 10-minute YouTube video to demonstrate the how-to's of her craft--and voilá, the result. Her visual acuity is right on the mark. She illustrates each of the six steps, starting by making a slip knot to weaving in the ends, using clear, close-up color photographs. The seven different stitches (along with knit and purl, she highlights seed, linen, rib, cable, and garter stitches) follow the same format. And though the 30 projects don't incorporate her photographic processes, there's plenty of information, before and after the direction, to ensure knitters will get the results they deserve. Now to the piéces de résistance (and beating the Christmas-gift countdown clock): 10 minutes for a headband or arm muff; 15 to finish a cowl; 20 minutes for a baby blanket--and no more than one hour to create your very own cable blanket or straight scarf with fringe. Hands down (or arms up), one of the best-ever beginner craft books. -Booklist
About the Author
Amanda Bassetti is a crafter, crocheter, and avid arm knitter who blogs regularly on her website, Simply Maggie. She has been a major player in the growing popularity of arm knitting and features many exciting and unusual tutorials on her blog. Amanda has been featured in many publications, including Let's Knit magazine and The Wall Street Journal. She runs her own Etsy shop, The Velvet Cove, where she sells her arm knitted goods, as well as jewelry and other crafts.
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It's a fantastic craft for beginners
and cheap as well.
All you need is a ball of yarn and you
can be on your way to making something.
Arm knitting is fantastic for children & adults.
Once learned you will be surprised how
quickly you can make something
with some beautiful chunky yarn.
Amanda was a frustrated knitter,
like me she found it so time consuming
she would often give up.
Then she found arm knitting and within
a short period of time she was making
cheaper and less time consuming projects.
Amanda has brought her experience together
to create a fantastic book that teaches
you to arm knit and then uses these
skills to make some amazing projects.
The thing I love about the book is Amanda
shows you how to do everything with your
hands and arms.
This even includes sewing in your ends.
No other tools are needed except a pair of scissors.
This means it's a lot cheaper to start.
No needles, no hooks required.
The book is broken down into sections.
These sections are split into the approximate
length of time it will take you to make
I love the idea of splitting the book into
the length of time it will take you.
If you've not got long you can make
one of the quick projects
and if you want more of a fix
then choose a longer project.
I don't know about you but I'd only really
seen cowls made with arm knitting.
Amanda changes this preconception
and makes everything from a headband to boot cuffs,
mug cosy to a footstool cover.
I am amazed by the techniques she has used.
There is even a cabled blanket!
Using the different stitches and yarns
Amanda has really created an amazing
array of projects for you to make.
I have already put the yarn on my Christmas list
so I can make the basic blanket.
It's amazing that you can arm knit a blanket
in 60 minutes.
The instructions are clear and easy to understand.
with the use of photo's it makes it easier to
understand the directions.
I can't wait to get started on my first arm knitting project.
This book would make a brilliant present
Why not include a selection of yarn for them
and on the day they could have their
first project finished.
I received this book to review.
However all opinions expressed are my own.
No monies were exchanged.