Book Reviews

I’ve reviewed a few knitting and crochet books on this blog and plan to review more in the future. Right now I just review books from my own personal collection. I am not afraid to say what I really think about a book. However, be warned: I am optimistic and I am a serious pattern collector so I tend to like more things than I dislike them. If you’re thinking about getting a particular title maybe I’ve reviewed it and a review of mine might be helpful in your decision making process. If you see “(C)” next to a title that means it’s for crochet. If you see a “(K)” that means it’s for knitting. If you see “(CK)” the book has both types of patterns. I have decided to organize the list of reviews in alphabetical order by title (not author!).

101 Designer One-Skein Wonders (r) by Judith Durant (CK)

150 Knit and Crochet Motifs by Heather Lodinsky (CK)

300 Classic Blocks for Crochet Projects by Linda P. Schapper (C)

1000 Great Knitting Motifs by Luise Roberts (K)

Afghan Lovers Collection by Anne Halliday, Melissa Leapman, and Barbara Shaffers (C)

The Art of Slip-Stitch Knitting by Faina Goberstein and Simona Merchant-Dest (K)

Beyond the Square by Edie Eckman (C)

Celtic Cable Crochet by Bonnie Barker (C)

Crochet One-Skein Wonders (r) by Judith Durant and Edie Eckman (C)

Knit One, Bead Too! by Judith Durant (K)

Knits for Men by Margaret Hubert (K)

Knits Men Want by Bruce Weinstein (K)

Knitted Gifts by Ann Budd (K)

Knitting Brioche by Nancy Marchant (K)

One-Skein Wonders (r): 101 Yarn-Shop Favorites, by Judith Durant (CK)

Interweave Crochet and Simply Crochet compared (C)

Sock Knitting Master Class by Ann Budd (K)

Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders by Judith Durant (K)

Son of Stitch ‘n Bitch by Debbie Stoller (K)

Stashbuster Knits by Melissa Leapman (K)

The New Tunisian Crochet by Dora Ohrenstein (C)

Top-Down Crochet Sweaters by Dora Ohrenstein (C)

Tunisian Cables to Crochet by Kim Guzman (C)