Book Review: AlterKnit Stitch Dictionary


Title: AlterKnit Stitch Dictionary
Author: Andrea Rangel

Book Description:


Break the rules–knit outside the lines!

AlterKnit Stitch Dictionary takes an unexpected look at stranded colorwork with 200 new motifs. These non-traditional colorwork charts are perfect for the creative knitter looking to break away from the ordinary. Derived from graphic design elements, these fresh motifs include everything from geometric mountains, waves, and spirals to modern bikes, skulls, and sheep.

Dive into stranded colorwork with confidence with a section on reading charts, working floats, and choosing colors. Learn how stranded colorwork can be used in design with five accompanying projects including mitts, cowls, and sweaters. Plus, use your imagination to modify, deconstruct, and combine the unique motifs to create your own designs.

Be inspired to break the rules and use charts in creative ways with AlterKnit Stitch Dictionary.

My Review

I was so happy to get this book to review. Stranded colorwork is something I need to practice and with this book I think I might get a good grip on how to do it. The motifs are amazing to see and Andrea Rangel does a wonderful job describing how to do the stranded colorwork with tips and tricks it made me want to get out my knitting needles and cast on right away even though I currently have about six works in progress so they will have to wait until I get semi-caught up.

If you knit then I think you need to have this book in your library. The motifs give great project ideas & she even gives you projects using the motifs. Her instructions are clear and easy to understand.

I received this book from Net Galley for this review.

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