Saturday, October 6, 2012

The Principles of #Knitting Book Review

This is a book review about The Principles of Knitting by June Hemmons Hiatt. I received a review copy of the book.

Since this wonderful resource came out in February, it could be said that this review is long overdue. However, the simple fact is that this volume is incredibly relevant and will remain so for years to come.

This is the kind of book you buy for your knitting library and refer back to over and over again. It's perfect for seasoned knitters and newbies who want to increase their knowledge and skills.

The instructions are very clear and easy to follow. Hiatt also devotes a chapter to yarn! I loved reading all about the carding and spinning process. She goes into a great level of detail, even explaining the different terminology for particular types of fiber. Do you know the difference between a noil and a filament? I do. They're quite different, actually...

While I would not recommend this as a beginning knitting how-to book, and it's certainly not a page turner, it is definitely an essential reference for serious knitters.

Vital stats:
  The Principles of Knitting
  June Hemmons Hiatt
Touchstone/Simon & Schuster
ISBN 13: 978-1-4165-3517-1
ISBN 10:  1-4165-3517-9

P.S.  It's also available digitally.  A bit cheaper and saves space, too! And, oh yeah. Those links are affiliate links.