book: Knitting 24/7

by KateG on 05/08/2010

in Books, knitting+crochet+yarn

Knitting 24/7: 30 Projects to Knit, Wear, and Enjoy, On the Go and Around the Clock Véronik Avery. STC Craft, 2010.

Being a fairly new convert to knitting, and a fairly addicted convert at that, I can understand the feeling of wanting to pick up a knitting project and pick off a few rows wherever I can. In the car, before breakfast, waiting for the kettle to boil (and then forgetting that the kettle has boiled and having to boil it again when an hour has slipped by on the needles without me noticing…).

Véronik Avery, prolific knitting designer and author, has created a book full of projects that are mostly portable, quick to make up, and can easily satisfy a knitters yen to knit a bit wherever she or he may be. The projects include hats, bags, mittens, gloves, socks, scarves, slippers, a headband, bookmark, vests and a few sweaters. I am looking forward to knitting the Lacy Cable Socks, the Fleur De Lys Hat and the Ostrich Plumes
Stole. Like other STC knitting books I have seen, this book contains classic knitting designs. There is a techniques section, but it is not as helpful as it could be for beginners or those learning techniques, being only text with few diagrams.

Reviewed by: Kate is a busy mother of four with many craft projects on the go, including, but not limited to, crochet, knitting, sewing, dyeing, paper making, spinning, felting and bookbinding. Kate has challenges in the areas of finishing things, saying no and craft supplies storage. She also has a very very patient and tolerant husband.

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1 Sam August 5, 2010 at 6:56 am

I love Veronik Avery and would normally rush out to buy this, but your use of the word ‘classic’ for the patterns has made me wary. Might have to check it out further.


2 even-star August 5, 2010 at 12:30 pm

I am a very poor knitter because I just don’t have the attention span to keep count. Could never be a covert one and pick up and put down at odd moments. I would just never remember where I am at. For some reason I find crochet easier to keep track of. Those socks do look delicious though.


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