Category Archives: Book Reviews

Knit One Below

As anyone who’s read much of my blog probably knows, I have a lot of knitting books.  Far more than I need.  And yet I very seldom knit anything directly from a book.  One book that was an exception to … Continue reading

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The Tongue River Farm Sock Collection

As I was starting to knit a pair of socks to go with Abby’s outfit, I thought of one of my favorite sock architectures.  And I thought of the place I first encountered it, and decided to do a quick … Continue reading

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Stitch Dictionaries Galore!

As anyone who has read this blog at all often has probably guessed, I’m fond of stitch dictionaries.  Today I gathered up my collection and took a bunch of photographs.  Which you will now be privileged to see. Here are … Continue reading

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Mastering Lacework

The other of the two of Annie Maloney’s books that I have had for quite a while is called Mastering Lacework.  This book has some really marvelous material in the front.  If you want to understand more about what will … Continue reading

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Swing Swagger Drape

When in doubt of what to write about (mostly this means I haven’t made much knitting progress lately) I look at my books to see what else I have that might be of interest.  Swing Swagger Drape was written by … Continue reading

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Think Outside the Sox

It seems only right that I should report my impressions of this book with which I have a unique, for me, relationship.  It contains my first published pattern.  There are of course a lot of other patterns included. This book … Continue reading

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Knitter’s Guide to Stitch Design

As I mentioned recently, I consider Annie Maloney to be one of the best knitters I know of.  But that is far from all she has to offer.  Annie has written and self-published seven knitting books, of which I currently … Continue reading

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Patchwork Knitting

One of the sources of the recent popularity of modular knitting is the success of a couple of German books by a man called Horst Schulz.  The English translation of the book titles are “Patchwork Knitting” and “New Patchwork Knitting … Continue reading

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Modular Knitting

My Catnip blanket is coming along beautifully.  I’m on the second square of my fifth row.  When I’m not knitting, I frequently put it on my lap – it feels just lovely!  Here’s a shot of its current state to … Continue reading

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Jan Messent

I don’t think most American knitters are familiar with Jan Messent. I think that’s a shame. She has a really original view of needlework and supplies a lot of inspiration. I first became acquainted with her book “Have You Any … Continue reading

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