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Modular Knits: New Techniques for Today's Knitters
A traditional knitting technique gets a new and easier spin, so that even beginners can master the process. Just dip into this comprehensive course, with themed tutorials--each with handy practice exercises--as well as simple instructions, charts, and 29 fabulous projects. Modular knitting is a bit like a game: you create designs in the same way you'd work a jigsaw puzzle- ...more
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published September 1st 2005 by Lark Books
(first published August 1st 2005)
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Apr 04, 2015 Thomasin rated it 3 of 5 stars
This one intimidates me... But I avoid other patterns that require the separate knitting of squares/shapes that you have to sew together - this book promises to do away with that sort of nonsense. Time to try it!
This book was well-thought-out and thorough. I personally didn't find many of the projects very compelling. Modular knitting is good for things that don't need a lot of shaping, like children's clothes. Someone said once that many of Elizabeth Zimmerman's designs are modular in essence, and this is true especially of her knits for children (like the Tomten jacket for instance). So I look forward to using the techniques I learned in this book when designing for children.
This is one of those books where the techniques described are really intriguing, but there were very few, if any, patterns that I actually could imagine myself knitting or wearing -- I would maybe consider some of the scarves, but that's about it. Modular knitting seems like it would be fun to do, but I've seen very few modularly knitted garments that I actually found attractive, and this book didn't do much to change my mind.