Thursday, September 13, 2012
Book Review: Knitting 24/7
Knitting 24/7: 30 Projects to Knit, Wear, and Enjoy, On the Go and Around the Clock By STC Craft | Melanie Falick Books, Veronik Avery
Women who love to knit are determined to find time to practice their craft, despite the many roles they fulfill throughout the day. They knit while traveling or commuting, while waiting for their kids, while socializing. Times like these call for projects that are easily transportable and have stitch patterns that are simple to memorize.
Véronik Avery has created 30 such projects for Knitting 24/7, a collection of stylish clothing and accessories that make use of those “in-between” times when we’re busy, yet our hands are free. Ranging from sweaters, scarves, and shrugs to hats and mitts, the projects represent both what women want to wear and what they actually have time to knit. The book’s gorgeous color photographs capture women in a range of settings—a morning at work, a dinner with friends, a relaxing weekend afternoon—evoking the time of day when each wardrobe item might be worn.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Véronik Avery is the author of Knitting Classic Style (STC, 2007). Her work has appeared in the books Weekend Knitting, Handknit Holidays, Reversible Knitting (all STC), and Wrap Style, and the magazines Interweave Knits and Woman’s Day. She is the owner of St-Denis Yarns, a new yarn line distributed by Classic Elite Yarns. Avery lives in Montreal.
Knitting 24/7 30 Projects to Knit, Wear, and Enjoy, On the Go and Around the Clock by Avery, Véronik
Publisher: ISBN: 9781453268124
I wanted to read this book especially because I think I can and probably have knitted 24/7 for a few days, even in my sleep.
Such classics and everyday items as wristers, socks/slippers, bags, skirt, vest, scarf, hats, pillow, shrug/shawls, and much more.
All are very easy to understand directions, and diagrams, some charted instructions, kitchen accessories and much more...
The book is divided into sections: A.M., P.M, and Weekend wear but you can really wear these any day, in my opinion.
My favorite would be the mesh top as I could wear it with many other blouses under.
The book also includes an appendix and very detailed section on the stitches and other shortcuts. Very well laid out pattern instructions, easy to put your finger on a specific thing in each pattern.
I also like how the patterns chosen look sensational because of the twists and cabling involved but they are essentially just a basic 4 row repeat so these are not hard to do.