Saturday, October 30, 2010

A Book Review Knitting: 200 Q&A: Questions Answered on Everything from Casting On to Decorative Effects [Spiral-bound] by Rita Taylor

I was recently gifted a real neat knitting book, 200 Q&A: Questions Answered on Everything from Casting On to Decorative Effects [Spiral-bound] by Rita Taylor  

It’s chock full of useful information and illustrative photos.  The book is hard-cover and has a spiral binding, which is good for a book that probably gets a lot of use as a reference. 

 

The table of contents covers such topics as:

Tools and Material

Casting On

Basic Stitches

Binding Off

Shaping

In The Round

Working in Color

Cables and Twists

Lace

Other Decorative Effects

Picking Up and Joining

Hints and Tips

More Techniques and Some Fun

I like how everything is addressed in a form of a question and then there are detailed answers and examples are given.  For example, pg. 104:  Question 90:  “How do I turn the heel of a sock?”  The author gives a lot detail on explaining that there all different ways of making a heel of a sock, and then she has a separate box that titled:  “How it’s Done” and this has a practice pattern for making a heel.

Some pages have some expert tips on the side of the page as well.  

I’m so happy to have this book in my collection and so blessed to have such thoughtful friends who saw this book while they were out and about and thought of gifting it to me.   

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