Author: Kate Atherley
Release: October 30th 2018
I received a copy of The Knitter’s Dictionary from BookishFirst in exchange for a fair and honest review.
When I saw A Knitter’s Dictionary listed on BookishFirst for a chance to review, I just knew that I had to try and get my hands on it. I’ve been knitting a lot lately – mostly trying to get gifts done before the holiday season hits me full force in the face. I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I’ve had to google different knitting abbreviations (I can be very forgetful, so I’m sure I looked up the same one multiple times). So…having access to a book that was a condensed version of everything I was looking for? That sounded absolutely perfect.
Having received my copy and getting a chance to read it, I can honestly tell you that I am not disappointed. This book is everything I had hoped it would be, and perhaps a little bit more as well. I’ve already used it for three different knitting projects. I kept it by my side as I worked; knowing I could quickly look up any term as I came across them in any pattern I was working on. It made life so much easier for me.
The beginning of the book would be useful to knitting beginners out there. It covers almost literally all of the basics you’ll need to know. It has everything from the types of yarn and needles available (and what you’d need depending on the project) to how to read a knitting pattern.
The dictionary part is my favorite section of the book, though you could probably have guessed that from how I was gushing about it earlier. I can’t even begin to tell you how useful I found it. Having immediate access to a litany of abbreviations, as well as the basics on how to do the stitch described…it’s a game changer.