Whether you are a beginner or advanced knitter, Vogue Knitting is one book that you should include in your knitting library. This book provides a wealth of information, including a history of knitting, basic techniques, a dictionary on knitting stitches and patterns for knitting.
What I like about this book is that it not only provides straight-forward instructions and explanations, but it also provides beautiful color photographs that help bring the instructions to life. As an example, the book does a nice job of outlining how to correct errors in your knitting. If you’ve ever faced a dropped-stitch and were unsure how to pick-up the stitch without having to rip out all of your work, then Vogue Knitting would have been just what you needed. Their step-by-step instructions show how to pick-up the stitch either with your knitting needle or with a crochet hook. It also addresses picking-up a knit stitch verses a purl stitch.
If you are a relatively new knitter and have been working primarily on knitting hats and scarves, then this book could help you take the plunge into more complicated patterns and techniques. You’ll be able to learn more about short-rows, color knitting and how to design your own knitting patterns.
Blocking, Assembling and Finishing can be one of the most important steps in your knitting. This chapter will help provide all of the tips needed to ensure that your project has the finished look of a pro. Knitting a sweater is half the battle; the detail is in the care that one puts into assembling the pieces to get a finished project that fits properly, has smooth stitches and flawless seams. Vogue Knitting will show you how to join different stitches so that you always end-up with a virtually hidden seam.
Whether you need some help learning how to knit or just like to have valuable knitting reference books at your disposal, Vogue Knitting is one book that is worthy of its reputation. I guarantee that this book will be one that you turn to time and time again.