Whoa, sometimes time slides away from you; in my mind this book review was so new!

Today, we have a special treat, our first review by Kegan, Knitcircus Pattern Collection Layout Ninja. Her nickname reflects the speed at which she dispatches patterns, but she does it all with a smile.

Knitters companion

The Knitter’s Companion, Expanded and Updated

by Vicki Square

2010 Interweave Press LLC, 140 pages

            Visual learners rejoice! No more scanning through hundreds of YouTube videos to learn how to do a provisional cast-on. The Knitter’s Companion is the go-to book for both new and experienced knitters. This book is compact enough to carry along in a knitting bag, yet stuffed with tips, techniques, and tricks essential for successful knitting. The instructional DVD's included with this book are especially great for new knitters because they are like having a knitting coach at your disposal 24/7. 

            Each technique described in the book is demonstrated by Vicki Square on the DVD's slowly and clearly. She shows you different methods of casting on, both Continental and English styles of knitting, and a wealth of other knitterly information.

            Vicki Square does an amazing job navigating knitters through The Knitter’s Companion through the instructional DVD's. The animated intro was a bit long, but the value of the information provided makes the wait worthwhile. As is stated on the cover, when you purchase this book, “You’re holding the most valuable tool in your knitting bag.”

–Kegan Carter

July 11, 2011 by Knitcircus

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