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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.

Boutique Knits by Laura Irwin star
A book of accessories that will add style and flair to your wardrobe.

Boyfriend Sweaters star
If you are looking for unisex patterns that truly flatter both sexes, this pattern book by Bruce Weinstein may be just the ticket! Bruce Weinstein's latest knitting book gives knitters a whole new way to look at knitting for their romantic partners.

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.

Finishing School Review star
My Review of Deborah Newton’s Finishing School: A Master Class For Knitters, Read on to see if this finishing guide and pattern book is for you!

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

Just Like Me Knits Review star
Review of the Knitting Pattern Book "Just Like Me Knits" by Brandy Fortune. Fortune's book has many clothing and accessory item patterns to knit for a child and their doll

Knit Nordic Review star
Eline Oftedal's book Knit Nordic has several projects made with one of four different traditional Norwegian stitch patterns. This book review details what is in the book.

Knit Noro star
Knit Noro published by Sixth&Spring Books is a book that includes 30 designs that best show off the lovely properties of Noro Yarns.

Knit Swirl book review star
Knit swirl is a guide to knitting circle sweaters, where the circular body has two sleeves coming out. The sweaters in this book are well thought out pieces that can be added to your wardrobe.

Knitted Farm Animals Review star
Sarah Keen's "Knitted Farm Animals" has several patterns for exactly that. This article describes the book's pattern style

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 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

Literary Knits Review star
A review of Nikol Lohr's book of patterns inspired by famous pieces of literature.

Natural Plant Dyes Book Review star
Book Review of Sasha Duerr's natural plant dye guide. This book has great photos and lots of inspiration. Read the review to find out if it has the kind of information you want to dye your knitted and other textile crafts.

Op-Art Socks Review star
Love sock knitting and cool optical illusions and visual tricks? Op-Art Socks might be worth exploring. This book review tells you exactly what this pattern collection book is about.

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 101 Stitches to Knit star
Review of 101 Stitches to Knit by Interweave press. A great set of cards that have individual stitches on each cards with written and charted patterns.

Review of Color Sense by Susan Levin star
A book review of Color Sense Creative Color Combinations for Crafters by Susan Levin. Learn to experiment with color using the handy tools in this book.

Review of Learn To Knit star
A newly released book by Anna Wilkinson titled "Learn to Knit, Love to Knit" shows how to knit with stylish patterns. This book review covers the nature of the patterns and the knitting instruction provided in the book.

Review of Northern Knits and New England Knits star
Northern Knits Designs Inspired by the Knitting Traditions of Scandinavia, Iceland and the Shetland Isles by Lucinda Guy. The first thing I noticed about the book was that I wanted to make all of the patterns within it. The second thing I noticed was no steeks.

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.

Super Scary Mochi Mochi star
Book Review of creepy and cute Mochi Mochi book from Hrachovec.

The Ultimate Sock Book star
Vogue Knitting has a reputation for creating beautiful, up to date designs that home knitters can recreate with Vogue patterns and techniques. Does the Ultimate Sock Book live up to Vogues reputation and claim made in the title?

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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