book: the best of vogue knitting

by kath_red on 28/04/2008

in Books

The Best of Vogue Knitting Magazine: 25 Years of Articles, Techniques, and Expert Advice, by Vogue Knitting Magazine, published by Sixth&Spring Books (May 1, 2007), a compendium of the best of 25 years of articles, tips and ideas from Vogue Knitting magazine.

A must have resource for knitters of all ages and eras – full of worthwhile and useful articles, as relevant today as any time within the last 25 years perfect for those who like reading about knitting as much as doing it. With articles by the elite of knitting such as Elizabeth Zimmerman, Nicky Epstein and Debbie Bliss – the articles range widely from politics, history, copyright, style, technical discussions and instructions, design principals and inspiration and lots lots more.

The introduction is a fascinating look back over knitting fashion history – with covers spanning the the last 25 years. Then follows Knitting History and a fascinating collection of essays. Fiber and basic techniques, working with charts and schematics, Casting On and Binding Off (many of the different techniques are described here). The section on Expert Finishing Tricks and Techniques includes many interesting essays from some great knitters, including Elizabeth Zimmermann and Meg Swansen. The Design Process is explored from the point of view of a tvariety of experts. More technical articles on Sizing and Shaping, knitting in the round and Caring for Knitwear. The last sections deal with specifically men who design, eg. Kaffe Fassett. And Designing woman – with profiles of some key knitting designers.

This is a must have for your knitting collection.

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