Hello everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend. This week is W’s birthday so we went out and had a really good time in London. I have take some photos so I will post them soon.
I am reviewing The Knitter’s Book of Wool by Clara Parkes. She has previously published The Knitter’s Book of Yarn. Most importantly she is the publisher of knittersreview.com which I am a proud member of.
So why am I reviewing this book? Because every knitter (esp. the geek knitters) should have one. It’s a book that has compiled all the essential information about the fiber and wool, their charateristics, different types … basically everything that you cannot find in ordinary pattern books. ON TOP OF THAT, there are many wonderful patterns which you can knit (more later).
My favourite chapters are the first 3 chapters. It’s just so interesting finding out all the facts and information about wool. I have read these chapters so many times already. It’s like eating sticky toffee pudding.
What’s so amazing about this book is that it also includes wonderful patterns which are all knitt-able.
The projects use appropriate use of the yarn and they are all clearly written in full colour pages.
Projects range from small items like Risti Mittens (I love them!!) to larger projects like garments and bags (below).
I do like the Reflecting Pools Bag. They way the pattern utilises fair isle makes the whole fabric more solid. This makes knitted bag less elastic and strong.