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Book Reviews

Find out about the latest and some of the classic knitting books. Information about what you will get from the book - be it the quality of the patterns, new techniques, or if it is a solid reference.

Knitting The Perfect Fit Review star
Knitting The Perfect Fit by Melissa Leapman shows knitters how to alter and create patterns that fit correctly and properly flatter the figure of the wearer.

Nordic Knitting Traditions Review star
Book Review for a book with 25 patterns using updated versions of Scandinavian, Icelandic and Fair Isle patters by Susan Anderson-Freed. Patterns include hats, gloves, mittens, socks and leg warmers.

Aran Knitting - Book Review star
Starmore’s book on Aran Knitting is full of patterns and history that changed the way many knitters thought about Aran Sweaters. A new edition of this book has been released – find out if it is something to add to your knitting library.

Charmed Knits Projects for Fans of Harry Potter star
Harry Potter fans and those who knit for them will love this book. Patterns galore to delight the Harry Potter fan.

Digital Knitting Books star
Are you a new knitter or a lapsed knitter, read a review of books about knitting that will get you excited about knitting.

How to judge a knitting book star
Knitting books abound, how do you choose the one that suits you best.

Knit Noro Accessories II Review star
Knitters who love Noro yarns will appreciate this well-written, beautifully photographed pattern collection. 03/05

Knitting In Circles Review star
This book from prolific knit designer and author Nicky Epstein shows how to use knitted circles to create a huge variety of knitting projects. The book shows how to knit up a variety of circles, both in size, stitch type and colorowrk, and then inspires the reader to use the circles as embellishmen

Knitting in Plain English Book Review star
As a primer for new knitters, this is one great tome.

Knitting Know-How Review star
Review of Knitting Know-How : Techniques, Lessons and Projects for Every Knitter's Library by Dorothy Ratigan and Judith Durant. This is a reference guide to knitting techniques combined with projects to help you learn and improve your knitting.

Knitwear Design Workshop star
This is my review of Shirley Paden’s book Knitwear Design Workshop. Read on to find out if this book has what you are looking for in developing your own knitwear

Reversible Knits star
A Review of Iris Schreier's book "Reversible Knits" , a paperback book of 6 reversible knitting methods demonstrated in several accessory patterns.

Review Handmade To Sell star
The handmade retail business movement is thriving. If you love to make handmade items and are thinking of entering this unique, modernized business world, you will need guides to help you get started. Read this book review to see if "Handmade To Sell" is the right guide for you.

Review of 150 Scandinavian Motifs star
Looking for a dictionary of Scandinavian color patterns? Mary Jane Mucklestone has you covered!

Review of 60 Quick Knit Toys star
Interested in making toys? This collection of patterns may be what you need!

Review of Short Story star
Looking for a great pattern collection? This one is wonderful -- great patterns, lots of them, at a reasonable price.

Review of Socks from the Toe Up star
Have you wanted to try knitting socks from the toe up? Here is the book that will help you make the switch. Wendy D. Johnson's Socks from the Toe-up is a great book on how to do this.

Three Technique Books star
Jil Eaton´s Knitting School, Melissa Leapman´s Mastering Color Knitting, and Rosemary Drysdale´s Entrelac, are three books that showcase specific techniques and how-to´s. They may be worth a look.

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