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44 of 44 people found the following review helpful
on 21 November 2004
Jane Crowfoot has compliled a very useful book for beginner and advanced knitter alike. Yarn types are well explained and step by step photos feature largely. For me, the book covers things I want to do, explained well some things I didn't know about, and also has several projects for the home and wardrobe. My copy has become much-used, and if you only get one book on this subject this one will serve you well.
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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
Ms Crowfoot explains the basics of knitting techniques in a clear, no-nonsense way. Whether you want to learn the basics such as casting on or you'd like to make your garments look more professional with advanced seaming methods, this book is worth its weight in gold.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on 10 March 2010
I've been knitting for years and picked up most of my knowledge through asking other people and trying myself, but found this book was a revelation. All those years I'd been sewing up jumpers with backstitch (and not very well at that), when mattress stitch (in the book) would have been so much better (it gives you a virtually invisible seam).

There is an invaluable section on correcting mistakes. Ever knitted to the top of an Aran jumper and found you'd forgotten to twist a cable? This book explains how to fix it without having to pull your work out and re-do it. There is a library of lovely edgings, a section on beadng, buttonholes, pockets, embellishments, and different knitting techniques as well.

This book is stuffed with clear photographs and easy to follow explanations, techniques and includes some projects. Definitely a keeper.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on 27 January 2008
This book has colourful pictures showing step by step stitches. It covers Basic skills and getting started (casting on) to some really clever finishing techniques. The book title does it no favours as really it covers all techniques of knitting. It explains abbreviations for patterns, has guidelines for tools and yarns and lots of tips for holding the needles and reading patterns. This is an excellent book!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 25 February 2012
Just great! Since buying this book recently I have been able to revise ways that I finish items, confirm that some of the methods I use are correct and and get new ideas for casting on and finishing techniques. It is well explained with good pictures. I love it and will be recommending it to fellow knitters..
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
on 26 September 2006
The title of this book is misleading. It is not just about finishing techniques, it has techniques for all aspects/stages of knitting. There are about 6 different ways to cast on, for example. The photographs are exceptionally clear, as are the explanations. There are none of those awful drawings of knitting techniques, which I find much more difficult to follow. There are also some useful knitting patterns at the back. I am an experienced knitter, but always find something new in this book. I was going to buy either this book, or the enormous Vogue book of knitting techniques. After a very long examination of the two (thanks to my local bookshop) I chose this one; I thought it had everything I needed for the time being. However, since originally buying this book, the price has increased from £7 to £10. I don't think it is worth that much. If I was buying a techniques book now, I would get the Vogue one, which currently costs £17: that one really does have EVERYTHING. I thought this one was a cheap buy, and a small format that I could keep by my side whilst I knitted, but the price increase has changed my opinion, and made this a less-worthwhile purchase.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 10 February 2011
I've seen a LOT of knitting books and this is one of the few that (as a professional knitting teacher) I am happy to recommend. It's not cool and trendy and the patterns are definitely dated, but to learn essential and timeless techniques for giving your knitting a neat and professional finish it is one of the best books out there. If you're looking for a book for a complete beginner, this might seem too advanced, but use it alongside my book Knitty Gritty: Knitting for the Absolute Beginner and you'll soon be knitting up garments and gifts that anyone would be pleased to wear or receive as a gift. Even after knitting for over 30 years, I still use this book regularly for myself and when teaching knitting classes. Thank you Jane Crowfoot!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 6 February 2012
This is a wonderful book for handknitters. I have been a hand knitter for years but some of these techniques in this book are helping me even now, great little book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 10 May 2014
This was the second book I bought on finishing techniques and it is exactly what I wanted. The information is well organised by topic with clear photographs that make the instructions easy to follow. I am an experienced knitter and found much useful information in it.
There are a few projects at the back which are a little uninspiring but I didn't want projects I wanted help to improve my finished garments which is this books strong point.
In my opinion it is much better than the first book I bought (Finishing School Master Class for Knitters) which I returned because it had too many projects interspersed with tips.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on 18 September 2007
Everything you need to know, clear and simple instructions and illustrations. Really satisfying to be able to produce a knitted garment that doesn't look as if it's been sewn together by a monkey.
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