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Finishing School: A Master Class for Knitters

Finishing School A Master Class for Knitters The word finishing fills many knitters with dread Some even abandon projects rather than complete the necessary steps to achieve beautiful wearable garments Now notable knitter and designer Deborah

The word finishing fills many knitters with dread Some even abandon projects rather than complete the necessary steps to achieve beautiful, wearable garments Now, notable knitter and designer Deborah Newton shares her expertise and love of finishing techniques in an on the page master class Deborah patiently takes her student readers step by step through the ins and oThe word finishing fills many knitters with dread Some even abandon projects rather than complete the necessary steps to achieve beautiful, wearable garments Now, notable knitter and designer Deborah Newton shares her expertise and love of finishing techniques in an on the page master class Deborah patiently takes her student readers step by step through the ins and outs of blocking, seaming, edging, and embellishments, giving them the confidence and skills to create professional looking knitwear In addition to Deborah s expert instructions, the book includes patterns for 12 sweaters, jackets, and scarves, many with variations.

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    Deborah Newton Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Finishing School: A Master Class for Knitters book, this is one of the most wanted Deborah Newton author readers around the world.

Comment 648 on “Finishing School: A Master Class for Knitters

  1. Josiphine/Tessa says:
    If I ever complete any project that is as ugly as the ones in this book please maim my fingers and destroy my stash The tech part was mostly about seaming which might be useful if, you know, I made seamed sweaters Which I will never do.

  2. Laina says:
    I thought some of the techniques and information were good, but I just didn t care for the book itself It is too wordy to find what you want quickly If this book were laid out like a reference book it would be a lot functional Because it is focused on sweaters I also thought some important finishing techniques were lacking, like cast on and bind off techniques or a detailed review of no curl fabric stitches to use in lieu of edging Gussets and short rows were glossed over and it didn t addre [...]

  3. Haley Mathiot says:
    This book is awesome There is so much in here for finishing every project, fixing every type of problem you could have, and techniques for making your handknits above the norm I ve learned so much just from flipping through it quickly I refuse to part with it It s a permanent addition to my knitting bookshelf.Images and layout are very visually appealing, and the patterns are beautiful There are lots of inspiring photographs and referenced projects that can be looked up There aren t a whole lot [...]

  4. Louise Armstrong says:
    I have spent hours devouring this book what a good resource I found out so many good things to help me produce neater knitting Her method for sewing on a line of buttons will be mine for ever That tip alone was worth the price of the book.Bad points, well, she obviously likes seamed knitwear, and I m moving towards eliminating seams when possible And I only like one of the patterns a French style slip stitch jacket.Although it contains many things I wish I d known before, beginners may find it a [...]

  5. Sara says:
    Wow Just wow This is an incredible reference for any one who knits, crochets or sews I have a high level of difficulty in learning these type of skills from a book I d love to take a class from Deborah, that uses this book as her textbook I feel that it will not sink into my skull unless it is spoon fed by a skilled instructor But it is great to realize that this reference is available should I get myself into a pickle and need it.

  6. Gail says:
    This is a beautiful book, and I much enjoyed reading it.The author did me a huge favor by explaining why I was so unhappy with one of my projects the pattern was severely lacking in finishing instruction details I am forever grateful.So now I know what to look for before I start a project, and this has helped me design solutions to many knitting problems.

  7. Melissa says:
    Great resource book Newton does a great job of explaining everything from blocking basics to installing a zipper She offers several different methods for each topic and she has great tips she has learned from her many years of knitwear design Finishing School has really left me confident to try customizing patterns

  8. Polly says:
    This book, in my opinion, is a 4.5 The instructions and tips are very informative Deborah Newton offers the best advice on how to steek I ve seen.Although every question I had was answered in time, I do wish there was a glossary Also, the projects were a bit dated and did not interest me very much, but I guess if you d want to practice every kind of embellishment

  9. Woollythinker says:
    Just started this but loving her approach to blocking do as little as you can I agree completely Not quite as convinced about her seam stitches outlining the shape of pieces is great sometimes, but that s not always the best solution.

  10. Julie says:
    This book was a gift from a knitter While I can t imagine wanting to make the things in this book, the techniques were solid and helped develop my knitting skills It s my default for how I do seams, and my preferred choice of button holes.

  11. Merja Tammela says:
    Perusasiaa, ei mit n uutta eik ihmeellist Joillekin voi olla hy dyllinen kyll.

  12. Kathleen says:
    Will definitely be adding this one to my personal library at some point.

  13. Hillary says:
    This book is most useful for sweater knitters It does t have much for other knitters.

  14. Heather says:
    Great sweater finishing resource If you don t swatch regularly or completely, please reading her compelling chapter on switching It will change your approach for the better.

  15. David says:
    This book is great for any serious knitter to think about how to take their craft to the next level.

  16. Janeen K says:
    Library Book Definitely would purchase this book This book is a wealth of information, the photo s and detail are extraordinarily clear Another must have reference book

  17. Pat says:
    Packed full of info, good for beginners and experienced knitters, recommend to anyone interested in knitting.

  18. Annette McIntyre says:
    Very useful and a book I want to add to my collection Has good directions on lots of different finishing techniques.

  19. Judy Desetti says:
    Interesting WIll need to re read this one to learn and remember techniques.

  20. Beth Budra says:
    This seems like a good reference book with lots of techniques However I was not inspired by styles They seemed dated, unsophisticated, overly complicated.

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