Monday, April 23, 2012

REVIEW: Circular Knitting Workshop

Circular Knitting Workshop

Essential Techniques to Master Knitting in the Round

by Margaret Radcliffe
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC (March 13, 2012)


If you haven't discovered the pleasures of knitting in the round yet, I've got one word for you...why?!  In Circular Knitting Workshop: Essential Techniques to Master Knitting in the Round, Margaret Radcliffe teaches us everything we need to know to master this skill. 

Circular knitting has countless benefits... it is efficient, convenient and often fascinating.  It also makes chart reading easier and eliminates the need for seams.  I prefer it over flat knitting any day.  After all, who wants to waste time sewing seams when you could be casting on your next project?

Margaret is a master teacher with a knack for demystifying complex techniques with detailed, step-by-step instructions.  In Circular Knitting Workshop she uses 45 mini sample projects to demonstrate several of these techniques, including lace, Fair Isle, helix, twined, tubular and double knitting, as well as the perfect cast ons for knitting in the round.  Margaret also covers adapting flat patterns to circular knitting and converting bottom-up projects to top-down.  Her instructions are well written and easy to follow, and the accompanying photographs provide the perfect detailed visual. 

Circular Knitting Workshop is truly a complete course, housed in one attractive book.  The one thing Circular Knitting Workshop is not, is a pattern book.  This fabulous reference book contains everything you need to know to master the art of circular knitting, along with small work-shop projects for you to practice on.  I can't put my finger on any circular technique that is missing!  Both beginners and intermediate knitters will treasure Circular Knitting Workshop and all that it teaches. 

To sum it up... Whether you need step-by-step instructions to tackle a new skill or just a refresher on "how-to," Circular Knitting Workshop is your go-to!  Add a copy to your knitting library today!

About the Author: Margaret Radcliffe is the author of Circular Knitting Workshop, The Knitting Answer Book, and The Essential Guide to Color Knitting Techniques. She lives in Virginia and teaches knitting workshops across North America, promoting creativity and independence in all knitters. Her own designs are published in the Maggie’s Rags.

1 comment:

SissySees said...

Cool! Maybe if I ever have time to even think about knitting...

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