knit edgings & trims

Published 2009 by Collins & Brown

ISBN 978 1 84340 524 5

I watched all eleven series of MASH while knitting for this book. Well, actually I listened to about half of them as some of the patterns I was working on needed quite a lot of attention.

I now have a range of winter skirts trimmed with knitted lace;  once you establish the pattern it’s such a pleasure to knit, and working lace in contemporary colours really does produce some fabulous results. I encourage you to try it.

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When you buy this book be prepared for all the oooh's and aaah's that you will say as you browse through the pages. Your biggest challenge will be to figure out what design you want to try first. The pictures and instructions are clear. Just imagine turning a simple garment into something that is uniquely yours. "Knit Edgings & Trims: 150 Stitches" will help you to do just that. At such a reasonably price, this is a book that you will cherish for all your knitting years. I love this book!

So many interesting new options in this book...I was hunting for a lacy cuff for a pair of toe-up socks and in so many other books most of the edgings start with a cast on and then work into the body of the garment. This book has many trims that are worked lengthwise (side to side) and can be knit and attached to the live stitches at the top of my sock. Perfect for my project, after looking at MANY other books.

On a more general note, I need to agree with another reviewer who applauded the art direction and the choice of yarns. The pages are very clearly laid out, the pictures are big to show lots of detail and the yarns choices show off the various stitches well. I have seen many other contemporary stitch books that have not done these things nearly as well as this book does. Excellent price and well worth adding to your knitting library!