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
In The Round
Working in Color
Cables and Twists
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. ♥
Saturday, October 30, 2010
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