Thursday, March 5, 2015

Book Review: Knitting Block by Block

Isn't winter the ideal time to settle in with some needles or a hook?  Here in Idaho, we haven't actually had much real winter, but east and south of us has gotten hammered recently.  Some of you will be home-bound for several days.  The perfect time to start or continue a handcraft.

Knitting Block by Block: 150 Blocks for Sweaters, Scarves, Bags, Toys, Afghans, and More is a great book to inspire you to new patterns and stitches.  Though knitting is technically one stitch (the "knit" stitch), there are infinite combinations and variations to bring beautiful patterns into your work.  This book is a fun way to learn some of these variations.

Knitting Block by Block is broken down into different types of blocks, with each of the 150 patterns clearly explained.  You can't help but be inspired to get out those needles!  Once you have created some blocks, there are then further projects to combine them into bigger items such as a sweater, quilt, even little animal friends (as we call stuffed animals in our home).

This would be a lovely gift book for a knitter that needs new inspiration or a beginning knitter that would like to learn many new patterns within the small scale of one block.

I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review.
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