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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Art of Seamless Knitting is making rounds


We are so happy to report that our book is doing great. On Amazon it is on the list of 10 best selling books in knitting. Many sites are doing very positive reviews. People are telling us that they already have some projects on their needles. 

Here is one of the reviews we are proud to share:

 Merchant-Dest, Simona & Faina Goberstein. The Art of Seamless Knitting. Interweave: F+W. 2013. 183p. illus. index. ISBN 9781596687882. pap. $26.95.
FIBER CRAFTS - 
Ask a group of knitters to name their least favorite part of knitting a garment, and many will say seaming. This aversion has led to an abundance of patterns—especially for sweaters—that don’t involve seaming. In this guide, experienced knitwear designers Merchant-Dest and Goberstein explore the whys behind seamless knitting, describe the various shapes of seamless garments and accessories, and educate knitters on best practices for seamless knitting. For the truly seam-averse, there’s even a section about adapting flat-knitting patterns for seamless knitting in the round. Eleven patterns—most for sweaters—are included. 
VERDICT  Rarely do knitting books contain both gorgeous patterns and authoritative information on technique; this title is a notable exception. The background information about seamless knitting is useful, and the patterns are beautiful.


Monday, June 17, 2013

The Finer Edge


Another wonderful and useful book by a well-known crochet designer Kristin Omdahl.



It is a combination of a dictionary of special edgings and beautiful designs where these edgings are applied.  Any crocheter who wants to polish some skills or looking for ideas will be very pleased with Kristin's innovative techniques. It is a reference book that you can treasure.
Please read to the very end and you will see that there is a surprise waiting for you.

Sunday, June 16, 2013




Laura Zander, founder of Jimmy Beans Wool has gathered up 30 superstar designers from around the world to awe and inspire in the book Knit Red.  This book is part of the stitch red campaign, a partnership between Jimmy Beans Wool and many other companies in the fiber arts industry, compiled to help raise awareness of heart disease in women. Read full review...