What I am currently reading

CLABBERS's picture

Circular Knitting Workshop by Margaret Radcliffe. It's new out this year and has a lot of what I have been looking for in terms of taking traditional flat designs and using circular techniques to make them in different ways. I got a really good deal on the $24.95 book at Amazon.com offering it at $16.47. It's 319 pages long (softback) printed on beautifully lush paper and bound very well. In order to get my order up to the $25 for free shipping, I also bought The Very Easy Guide to Cable Knitting by Lynne Watterson (144 pages softback) also printed on excellent paper stock. I have used the cable knitting book already and have had great success with it. I had borrowed it from my local library first to see if it is something I would like in my own library. Since I could get the $22 book for $8.80 it was a good deal, especially because it raised me up beyond the free shipping, which saved me about another $10. I'm already getting some good ideas on projects to work on over summer so I am ready with next winter's birthday and Christmas gifts.

Circular Knitting Workshop

Very Easy Guide to Cable Knitting


mr.cullen's picture

Mark, Just for your

Just for your information, Ms. Radcliffe has a group on Ravelry with the same name as her book. I think you can ask her questions within this group. I have a copy of her "The Essential Guide to Color Knitting Techniques". She does such a good job at explaining different techniques (the book is brimming with techniques, tips, and excellent photographs). I have learned so much from her book. You might want to look at this to add to your library. Happy reading....Cullen

scottly's picture

Stop!!!!!! You all have to

Stop!!!!!! You all have to stop showing me knitting books that I have to buy, I'm running out of room.

CLABBERS's picture

Thanks guys. I am really

Thanks guys. I am really enjoying reading the one on circular knitting. Readcliffe really is a very clear writer. She has an enormous amount of good information in the book. I bought this one on blind faith because it wasn't at my local library yet. The cable book was, so I knew what I was getting with that one. Like you guys, I'm very selective about how I spend money, especially when the library has so many for free. Our library has a huge section on knitting and crafts.
Happy reading and stitching!

theknittingdude's picture

I am a sucker for Books,

I am a sucker for Books, Books and more Books. I will be buying this one for sure.

Tom Hart's picture

Thanks for that, Mark. I

Thanks for that, Mark. I just put a hold on both of them at the library.

I bet it's a great book. I've

I bet it's a great book. I've been getting the Knit n Style magazines and Margaret Radcliffe writes really great articles for that mag. Just off the top of my head, I remember she wrote one titled 5 cast-ons you can't live without and another was about substituting slip stitches to make a huge impact on your fabric. She's really great.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Most interesting. I'm a big

Most interesting. I'm a big fan of borrowing books from your local library and then choosing which ones to put in the personal collection. It not only supports your local library, it gives you a chance to preview a book more thoroughly than a quick look through at a local shop or webpage. Enjoy.