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Very useful book.
on 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.