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Finish-Free Knits: No-Sew Garments in Classic Styles Hardcover – November 27, 2012
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"Finish-Free Knits: No-Sew Garments in Classic Styles by Kristen TenDyke presents 20 knitwear designs from the well-known designer that lets the knitter 'off the hook'...or needle...for sewing, seaming and other finishing techniques." - Publishers Weekly
Top Customer Reviews
No Finish Knits provides not only lovely, useful patterns to make with creative construction techniques that require no seaming but provides them in good yarns that are either available or easily substituted. The patterns are classic and useful with wonderful lace and cable details and manage to incorporate current style trends while remaining classic. The designs are also good for all ages, being neither too old or too young. The construction techniques are astonishing and inspirational. Every pattern in this book deserves to be carefuly read, especially by budding or experienced designers. Not all of the techniques are easy, but they are all translatable to other designs. These are very useful construction techniques and deserve to be used more often. Perhaps not every garment can be totally seamless, but many garments can eliminate some seams resulting in a higher ratio of finished projects.
The instructions are clear and well written and include charts and schematics as well as written directions. The usual appendices of cast-ons, bind-offs and increased and decrease methods used in the projects are included as well. This book is a treasure trove and is in competition with Knitter's Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters: Basic Designs in Multiple Sizes and Gauges for my favorite knitting book of 2012. Beautiful, useful, instructional and inspirational.
Overall, I love this book. While there are a few patterns that don't call out to me, the majority are wonderful and I can't wait to give them a try.
As with all knitting books, I ask three questions:
Are the patterns easy to read?
Do I want to knit the patterns in the book?
Is the book a good resource.
I answered yes to all three questions.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Like many knitters, I like to knit. Period. I do not like to sew things together. I once had a dozen projects knitted and stored in plastic bags, waiting until I felt like sewing... Read morePublished 10 months ago by B.Boon
As a knitter who definitely does NOT like the finishing part of any knit project, I was intrigued by the concept of this book. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Geraldine
This book is a nice tutorial, but before you get here, you'll need a bit of experience. The explanations on the patterns are not crystal clear. Read morePublished 16 months ago by mmdunphy