Auto boutiques-francophones Simple and secure cloud storage Cook summerbaby Kindle Music Deals Store Cycling Tools minions

Customer Reviews

9
4.3 out of 5 stars
Finishing School: A Master Class for Knitters
Format: HardcoverChange
Price:$28.76+Free shipping with Amazon Prime
Your rating(Clear)Rate this item


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
TOP 500 REVIEWERon May 22, 2012
Most of what's in this book is what I already know from decades of knitting and after having made about every mistake a person could when finishing a garment. I was surprised to find some of the techniques I use here as some knitting books make finishing a garment more complex than knitting one.

I think the advice to plan finishing before starting to knit is important as too many patterns I've seen written in a way that leaves you without instructions for finishing properly, or with awkward bits that you have to work around. One knitting book I have even shows finished sweaters with closings that look like afterthoughts, making all the work put into a sweater pointless. This book shows how to avoid the 'loving hands at home' look and go for the 'custom made' look instead.

The patterns in the book are beautiful and a nice bonus I wasn't expecting.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on February 22, 2012
Another 'how did I ever get along without this information for over 60 years?' (and what a shame I did!) The author is unfettered by the usual 'rules' I have knit by all my life. The samples are a great way to sort out your ideas--which I've always sorted out 'the hard way' by guess work and undoing knitting. Wonderful ideas for unusual touches, mixing and matching edgings, collars and designs. There are no limits for me now! This is an exciting book for those creative knitters looking for helpful hints, examples and incorporating original ideas into any project.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on January 6, 2013
This is the best book I have seen so far on finishing knitting. There are diagrams, photographs, and swatch examples given to demonstrate different problems and solutions. It's much more than I thought it would be; I have just scratched the surface. If one were to go through and learn everything in this book, one would be a master knitter.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on February 7, 2013
Excellent reference book for finishing knitting projects. Lots of tips while knitting. The author is a costume designer so can become very techniqual. Highly recommend this book.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on September 8, 2014
I was really happy with this book. As a self taught knitter who mainly uses YouTube videos to learn this is a great reference point to take my knitting to the next level.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on December 25, 2013
Was looking for more information on seam finishing but am enjoying reading about the other finishing techniques. A useful addition to my knitting library.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on July 7, 2012
The book is very useful in the fact that it provides alot of good information for knitters, but the fact of the matter is that it looks very dated. As if it was written in the 60's and never updated. It is nice to have a few patterns in the book but those again look as if they are from the 60's. Nothing sexy about those! I think I would suggest you borrow this one from the library first, then decide if you want to spend your money on it.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on September 5, 2014
Fantastic book, couldn't do without
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
TOP 500 REVIEWERon September 26, 2013
I think I'm too much of a beginner in knitting to use this book properly. It is well illustrated and it is a quality book, I am only able to make basics scarf, anybody who is able to go further then me could probably use it properly!
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
     
 
Customers who viewed this item also viewed


Design It, Knit It: Secrets from the Designer's Studio
Design It, Knit It: Secrets from the Designer's Studio by Debbie Bliss (Spiral-bound - June 2 2009)
CDN$ 26.95