Knitting Book Reviews

Knitting with Beads: Stunning Shawls & Wraps
by Scarlet Taylor

This book focuses on the different techniques of bead knitting demonstrated by simple projects. The specific knitting techniques are

* Knitting with Beads in Garter Stitch
* Knitting with Beads between Purl Stitches
* Slip-Stitch Beaded Knitting
* Knitting with Beads Through a Stitch
* Knitting and Beads on a Yarn-Over
* Hook Beading
* Stitching Beads to a Knitted Fabric
* Knitting with Sequins

This book is mostly made up of the patterns with each of the different technique being explained clearly on a single page with pictures. This is nice though in some cases a bit brief. The patterns that follow utilize the technique and seem well written with schematics and charts.

Overall this book is not one I would recommend. If you are just starting with beads or want to learn about the many different ways they can be used, I just think there are more comprehensive books out there on the topic. Also the projects do not appeal to me. This may be something work looking at if you just want a small taste of beds in knitting or if any of the patterns are to your taste.

Reviewed by Allison Linehan

Allison's blog, Neophyte Knitter, can be found at
http://gumdrop.typepad.com

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