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"Vogue Knitting": The Ultimate Knitting Book Hardcover – 24 Mar 2003

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  • Hardcover: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Sixth and Spring Books; Updated edition (24 Mar. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 193154316X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1931543163
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 26 x 26 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 397,994 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
Having read the reviews of others, and having had a personal recommendation to buy this book, I'm afraid I'm a bit disappointed. It does indeed cover a wide range of knitting topics, some of which I'd never even heard of and will no doubt find useful, but I don't find the treatment of each topic anywhere near exhaustive, which is what the sub-title of the book had lead me to expect.

In some sections there seems to be the assumption that the reader is already quite a confident/accomplished knitter. I'm an intermediate-to-advanced knitter, I'd say, but I'm struggling with some of the explanations, for example, that for grafting two pieces of stockinette stitch together (pgs. 102-103, also known as Kitchener stitch). I eventually gave up and went to YouTube for the answer, where I found an excellent tutorial that brought the whole thing into focus for me. Having re-read the instructions in the book, there's no way I would have worked out the technique from that alone.

The book doesn't have as many step-by-step illustrations as some other knitting books I've seen, so if one is learning a completely new technique, it can be a bit confusing.

On balance, I'm glad I have the book, as it's already come in handy for one technique I was having trouble with, but unfortunately I can't give it my whole-hearted recommendation.
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By Mrs. Z. L. Reynolds VINE VOICE on 28 July 2008
Format: Hardcover
This is a real 'bible' for knitters. It's perhaps not as exciting as some of the modern knitting books which are a great way to get going, but the Vogue Kitting book is far more informative, covering a vast range of techniques and stitches in plenty of detail and in a clear, straightforward style. The techniques are listed together with all the alternatives and variations in one place- for example all the increases are listed with instructions and a photo of the results next to each one, so you can see at a glance which one you are using or choose one according to your requirements, with all the relevant information in one place. It's the same with decreases and other techniques, I found this really made a difference- you feel like you are looking something up quickly from a list, rather than searching through random pages thinking 'I'm sure I saw that decrease explained in this book somewhere...'

If you're scratching your head over something, or the instructions in a pattern seem unclear, this book can usually bail you out, but the joys of this book don't end there. I'm still only a beginning knitter, but I'm sure that this book will be useful for more advanced knitters and designers as it has extensive information regarding design and other advanced stuff, with charts and so on. It looked a little bit daunting at first, but I am starting to see a clear path to designing knits of my own one day and really making sense of the craft rather than blindly following patterns. I think many knitters eventually tire of this as there will usually be something we don't like in a pattern, particularly these days as there are so many patterns which deliberately make it difficult to substitute another yarn so that you have to buy their recommended brand.
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Format: Hardcover
Vogue Knitting is a very complete reference book. It is well worth the money because it includes different types of stitches, correcting mistakes, and even how to design your own pattern. It has lots of photographs and illustrations that make learning a new technique a breeze.
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This beautifully illustrated book -- it has photographs of EVERYTHING -- is the ultimate in how to design your first sweater. Countless styles of sweaters are charted and described, along with rules of thumb for going off on your own. This made my first sweater design, a set-in sleeve (!), a finalist in a recent contest. My only complaint with the book is that it doesn't cover double-knitting and a few other more specialized techniques. However, this is a knitting library must for intermediate knitters.
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After kissing several toads I finally found the prince! This book contains everything you need to know about knitting that even a beginner can understand and follow. The illustrations are wonderful and complement the instructions beautifully. The layout is very organized and follows a logical order in the knitting scheme of things. The most important thing is that it is not so longwinded that you get bored after the first ten pages! All subjects are covered in a straightforward and succinct manner. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves to knit or who is thinking about getting started. My mother-in-law comes from Norway and has been knitting since she could hold the needles. I told her she needed a copy of this book!
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By Bernie VINE VOICE on 10 Sept. 2003
Format: Hardcover
This book changed my mind about the Vogue label. I half expected a lot of gloss and advertisements. Was I ever wrong and surprised. This book is well designed and informative. The pictures are clear and the variety is astounding. If you ever dream about going beyond Afghans this is the book to inspire you.
What I found interesting was the two ways to hold needles, English and the continental. Now when I watch old movies I look at the way the needles are held. Naturally Aunt Jane Marple holds needles the English way.
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