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Anne Hawn's books

Who Moved My Cheese?
If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans
Scientific Secrets for Self-Control
Just One Damned Thing After Another
The Vanishing
Exercises in Knitting
The Good Dream
The Very Best of Edgar Allan Poe
The Chosen
BT-Kids' Knits
Talking God
The Professor
The Christmas Files
The Finisher
Home Decor for 18-Inch Dolls: Create 10 Room Settings with Furniture and 15 Outfits with Accessories
Dracula and Other Stories
A New Song
Christy
All Quiet on the Western Front
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Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Circular Knitting Workshop: Essential Techniques to Master Knitting in the Round

Circular Knitting Workshop: Essential Techniques to Master Knitting in the RoundCircular Knitting Workshop: Essential Techniques to Master Knitting in the Round by Margaret Radcliffe
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is one of those books that belongs on every knitter's shelf. As several others said, I passed this one by because I had been using circular needles for years. Then I got the ebook from my library and checked it out. There are all sorts of things that I didn't know. I have never used Helix knitting and thought it was very interesting.

Most important to me were the chapters that dealt with changing a flat knit pattern to a circular. It's pretty easy if your flat knitting has the same gauge and look as your circular, but that is not true for a lot of us. Figuring out how to change the upper body to a yoke or some other technique to correct that problem is something I'd like to know more about. It raised a question I never thought of. If you want pick up sleeves from the top and knit them down to the cuff you have to make sure that the stitch pattern you choose looks the same when viewed top to bottom.

(I have been distracted from this review by a big eagle who deigned to sit and rest on a tree branch about 50 yards away from me. Whatever more I wanted to write has been blown away by the majesty of this bird! Suffice it to say it is a good book.)

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