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***The Big Book of Knitting

by Katharina Buss

Reviewed April 8, 2003.
Sterling Publishing, New York, 2001.  239 pages.

My knitting buddy bought this book months ago and told me over and over again how helpful it is, so I finally bought myself a copy.  In only two weeks, I’ve already referred to it for help making a buttonhole and grafting the toe of a sock.  

This is a wonderful knitting reference book.  The instructions are clear and easy to understand and the diagrams are large and readable.  I did have another knitting reference book, but this one is easier to follow.  The information includes almost anything you would want to know about knitting, from basic techniques to perfect details and practical tips.  There are some basic patterns in the back.  My one complaint is that several of these patterns are only given in one size.   Still, the information about converting patterns can help you convert them to other sizes.  A helpful book for any knitter.


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