KNIT­TER’S KNOW-HOW

127 Tech­niques Ev­ery Knit­ter Needs to Know Cap Sease, Martin­gale, Hard­cover $28.99 (128pp), 978-1-60468-774-3

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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.

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