127 Techniques Every Knitter Needs to Know Cap Sease, Martingale, Hardcover $28.99 (128pp), 978-1-60468-774-3
Finishing a knitting project well is key to having it turn out the way the knitter really wants. Without good planning from the beginning and the proper choice of finishing techniques, such as seaming, edging, placing buttonholes, and blocking, the hours spent knitting a project can go to waste.
Cap Sease covers a wide range of planning and finishing techniques in this straightforward and helpful book. Clear illustrations, sometimes photographs and sometimes drawings, show knitters just what to do to get the results they want. The book offers many options for the necessary steps of finishing, leaving it up to the knitters to determine what works best for them. For example, while most knitters are familiar with mattress stitch as a way to sew seams, Sease offers nine other options, as well as knit and crocheted edges.
The book will be a huge help to newer knitters who will want to keep it handy as they knit their first sweaters. But it’s also a great refresher for more seasoned knitters and likely includes some techniques and methods knitters haven’t seen or tried before.
Knitter’s Know-how is a great reference for anyone who knits garments or other projects that require finishing, whether that’s picking up stitches, blocking, or even just weaving in ends.