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Posted January 7, 2002
A treasure of a book.
Simple patterns. I recently took up knitting again, the first time since childhood. I long to make simple things such as a watch cap, a moebius scarf, a bias-knit scarf to show off variegated yarns. Patterns for them are all here along with narrative text that feels as though it's written by a friend who is filling me in on all kinds of interesting knitting ideas. Knitting ideas that I'm not exposed to much due to leading quite a reclusive life. How to set up a knitting group and the benefits of such a group. Advantages and disadvantages of knitting with various fibers. Brilliant.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 28, 2001
This book is a perfect blend of knitting history, theory and creativity. Reading The Joy of Knitting creates a sense of being at a knitting circle - knitters sharing stories about who taught them to knit, their favorite (and most dreadful) knitting adventure and the reasons they love this craft! Lisa captures so many aspects of knitting that you'll find yourself nodding and thinking 'I know exactly what she means.' She also offers practical tips on choosing projects and reviews the basics of knitting. I especially enjoyed the projects at the end of each chapter. The PDA cover is quite sassy. A great gift for any knitter, beginner to expert!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.