Knitting Book Reviews

Take-Along Knitting: 20+ Easy Portable Projects from Your Favorite Authors
by by Editors of North Light Books

This book advertises "your favorite authors" by which they mean "designers" and they are certainly well-published ones like Prudence Mapstone, Marcelle Karp, Stephane Japel and Hannah Fettig. The projects include gloves, hat, scarves, handbags, socks, slippers and a baby sweater and even earrings. The fun stuff includes a fedora and fishnet stockings, and well, maybe the leaf-shaped earrings, though I am not a fan of knitted jewelry, myself. Some projects involve felting, which will please those who love this type of craft, or for someone not willing to lay out extensive cash to knit a large felted item, only to find out it doesn't felt quite the way you'd like. Here, you can test it out on a smaller scale.

Small projects are my favorite thing for trips and just to slip in a purse in case I have to wait at a doctor's office or for some other reason. Scarves are great for gifts, as are baby sweaters, so small projects have their place in the knitting universe. And they use up small bits of yarn in your stash. I always have a few small things on the boil, and I'm sure you'll like this book as much as I did.

Reviewed by Joanna Daneman

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