Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Geometric Knitting Patterns by Tina Barrett {Written by Emilee}

I'm pretty excited about the book I'm going to introduce to you. If you are a knitter, this is the book "just for you." When I was contacted to review Geometric Knitting Patterns by Tina Barrett, I thought it would be the perfect book for me. I'm in the process of creating more Christmas Stocking patterns so this review came at the perfect timing to my new project. I was super excited and anticipated the day the book arrived.



About:


Those who admire the intricate look of knitted patterns in sweaters and accessories, but have been intimidated by the seemingly difficult technique, will find a wealth of information in Geometric Knitted Patterns. Inside, master knitter Tina Barrett shows readers how to hand knit geometric patterns in a wide range of styles, from minimalist to ornate, and from classic to contemporary. Her clear yet comprehensive instruction includes:
  • Patterns for 750 different geometric patterns, including plaid, Greek key, and more
  • 10 step-by-step projects suitable for knitters of all skill levels
  • Instructions for a range of knitting techniques, including intarsia, Fair Isle, beading, and more

Each pattern is individually charted on knitter’s graph paper—so the finished shape is accurately shown—and selected patterns are illustrated with a knitted swatch. Approximately 1000 color photos, illustrations, and diagrams throughout provide inspiration and instruction. 


About The Author:


Tina Barrett has been knitting ever since her grandmother handed her a bundle of yarn and some needles. She is addicted to all yarn crafts and has designed collections for Artesano and Blacker yarns. Tina is a regular contributor to knitting and sewing magazines and the author of six books. 

In my opinion:

This book definitely was the perfect source for my future projects. I absolutely love designing new Christmas Stockings and had a few designs already in mind. This book delivered 750 patterns that I could play around with and design the perfect stocking for my customers. I was excited just like a child on Christmas day when I received the book.  Geometric Knitting Patterns was exactly what I needed to help me create new patterns. I was overjoyed and thankful to Tina for putting together a beautifully written book. I felt that it was written just for me. 

Okay, now for the review...

First, I thought the cover was eye catching. However, I probably would have done it slightly different. I do judge a book by its cover so thankfully it did catch my attention. But, I didn't like the circle in the top left hand corner because I thought the words were too confusing. I also thought the title should have been placed somewhere else. 

The Introduction (which I always love reading) was well written, short and sweet.

There were so many patterns, I felt like I was in heaven. I loved when some of the patterns had a photo of the actual knitted pattern. I wish all of the patterns had a real photo but I realize how time consuming that would have been. I know I'll be playing around with the Fair Isle Stripes patterns as well as the horizontal. Ooh but the plaids caught my attention as well as the diamonds. Yes, I'm planning on doing a bunch of different patterns in Christmas colors.

I loved how each chapter had a project. I loved the chevron scarf and the beaded fair isle bag. And there was a whole chapter dedicated to techniques. Overall, I was quite pleased with the book and definitely recommend it to any knitter out there. It is a must have knitting book to keep in your knitting library.

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services for free in the hope that I would mention them on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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