Book Review – Sweater Workshop

Sweater Workshop – Jacqueline Fee – Second Edition
Available now also in spiral bound for flat open desk top reference !

Love IT !

So what started out as a trip the library (which is a sad sad sad non crafting place) did result in one or two ok a few treasure finds.
One was this book that I believe I am going to have to buy and add to the personal home library. It starts out with the introduction and basic delivery of “Where did my knitting experience begin” as all good bios do for us. The difference – her defining moment came meeting Elizabeth Zimmerman and discovering there was someone else who shared similar view points on sweater creation and purling. Not only that but basic construction values and principles.

I have read Knitting without Tears and of course love it and am in the process of putting practice to application. This is why my knitting has failed so miserably. I really jump in and don’t READ ! lol. That’s changed now. Reading I am – with focus on gauge and of course practicality.

Moving on to Sweaters – This book combined with EZ’s is offering a host of practicum and making everything click. I think before all the stitch-n-bitch and glory that be to beautiful books such as that and the countless others on the market.. every NEW knitter needs to have these two books in their personal library. That being said they are such a quick easy read and just as quick to begin and apply use that it makes it impossible to not be interested in moving on to all the hip trendy wonderful resources out there.

This books has one other stand out feature.
The Sampler.sampler0002.jpg go ahead.. click it to see bigger!
This little ditty of design genius is the brain child of this book and really defines all the basic technique needed to create your own sweater. For that matter ANY knitted wearable. Well.. coat jacket shirt type wearable. Not sure how skirts etc would measure up to principles since this is a seamless sweater instruction course 🙂
Point being – the sampler really is the base on which you build.