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Meg Swansen's Knitting

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American knitting guru Meg Swansen shares tips, tricks, techniques, and secrets she has learned and discovered during her long knitting and designing career. The introduction gives the reader a candid look into the knitting world of the daughter of America’s first famous knitter and author, Elizabeth Zimmerman. Full of original designs, this book includes instructions and ...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published December 1st 1999 by Interweave Press (first published 1999)
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If knitting patterns and definitions have you frustrated this is the type of book you should be reading. Easily understood top-down patterns that are adjustable and changeable. Different cast-ons, bind-offs, making-up methods and what they look and feel like when incorporated into your garment.

Meg Swansen and her mother, Elizabeth Zimmerman are considered mavens of knitting because they are about knitting the way that works for you, not the pattern, regardless of yarn, needles or guage.
Meg's writing style is different than her mother's (EZ), helpful albeit hard to follow at times and dry. Worth the investment though.
Excellent Techniques section, and lots of cool colorwork designs. Also a long lost EZ sock with a form-fitted arch.
I really like Meg Swansen's work, but this one did very little for me.
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Renowned knitting designer, owner of Schoolhouse Press, and daughter of influential knitting designer and writer Elizabeth Zimmerman.
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