- Series: Knitting Technique series
- Paperback: 96 pages
- Publisher: Interweave; 1St Edition edition (September 1, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 193149911X
- ISBN-13: 978-1931499118
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 6 x 0.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 50 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #230,678 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Domino Knitting (Knitting Technique series) Paperback – September 1, 2002
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From Library Journal
Domino knitting is a type of "modular knitting," with knitted squares and strips building on one another to form a larger piece-just as in the game dominoes are placed next to one another to create a larger whole. Fun, eminently portable, and requiring nothing more than a knowledge of the basic knit and purl stitches, this technique has been popularized in recent years by Horst Schultz, whose Patchwork Knitting first attracted Hmxbro to the craft. While inspirational, Schultz's book is not the best choice for neophytes. Knitters wishing to master this technique would be well advised to work through this little book instead. A Danish knitwear designer with an obvious knack for teaching, Hmxbro instructs through a series of colorful potholder projects. Teaching sessions are followed by a number of projects using the technique and include both garments and accessories for the home. Recommended for large public libraries and textile collections.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.
"Hoxbro instructs through a series of colorful potholder projects. Teaching sessions are followed by a number of projects." - Library Journal
"This book is definitely an asset to your knitting library." - Knit N' Style
"This technique...is an interesting one. One thing I like about the book are the 'learn while you knit' pages." - Cast On
"This year Vivian Hoxbro became the international poster-child for domino knitting. This style represents one of her many design 'oeuvres.'" - Knitter's Review
"This book is a gem. Most of the projects are garter-stitch based, leaving little excuse to keep from trying them." - Knit Together
"Learn all you need to know about this technique in Vivian's book." - Knit Today
Top customer reviews
To the author's credit, domino knitting is addictive and the results are wonderful. I've been working on an afghan for a number of years as I get leftovers from other projects. She provides some excellent explanations of the techniques so even if you are a novice knitter, you'll be able to do this.
But if you're just looking for the child's hat with ties that's in the Interweave advertisements - it's not there!
I wish more of my knitting & craft books were this well done. Ms. Hoxbro's instructions are extremely clear, concise yet thorough; multiple drawings & sharp photos illustrate every step, and many helpful sidebars are interspersed throughout the book. As I worked through my first squares & joinings, at no point was I left wondering what to do next. For example, when she says to pick up a stitch "around the corner," she supplies a drawn diagram with an X marking the spot *and* a photo of a join-in-progress, so there's no mistaking where your needle needs to go.
I also like the format of the book: just the right size for tucking into a tote with my knitting, printed on glossy, quality paper, and while it may not lay absolutely flat, it flattens enough to work from and is sturdy enough to withstand creasing at the margin. Wearing eyeglasses, I often find fault with how some books are printed, but I have no issues with this one.
The learning projects in the book all have a distinctly Scandinavian flavor, and perhaps illustrate the versatility of the technique more than anything else. That gorgeous skirt in Vogue Knitting displays a very different style, which *this* experienced knitter might have hesitated to tackle were I not armed with a copy of "Domino Knitting," and thanks to Ms. Hoxbro's section on working triangles, I'll be able to change its hemline with confidence.
All you need to know is how to knit, purl, and psso.
Well-illustrated, with instructions on joining pieces, patterns, and even a little section on I-cord borders.
Very nice little book!
What I like best about domino knitting is that you can take your knitting with you, easily, wherever you go. No huge projects to lug around, say, on an airplane, just a little square and 2 needles. Very neat.