Item description for Knitter's Stash: Favorite Patterns from America's Yarn Shops by Melanie Falick...
This collection of 33 patterns chosen from hundreds of entries submitted by yarn shops across the country is full of personal stories, knitting wisdom, and favorite tips from the people who have helped fuel today's knitting revolution. The patterns range from designer sweaters and knits for kids to small take-along projects. More than a pattern book, this delightful collection is like a trip to the yarn shop, a private session with the best knitters around, and a friendly chat with the country's most passionate knitters all rolled into one.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10" Width: 9.5" Height: 0.6" Weight: 1.8 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2004
Publisher Interweave Press
ISBN 1931499667 ISBN13 9781931499668
Availability 0 units.
More About Melanie Falick
Melanie Falick is a writer and editor with a passion for the textile arts and travel. Her writings on knitting and other subjects have appeared in "Travel & Leisure, Vogue Knitting, Family Circle Knitting, Piecework, Knitters, Fiberarts, Rowan Knitting Magazine", and "Bon Appetit". She is the co-author of "Restaurant Lover's Companion".
Reviews - What do customers think about Knitter's Stash: Favorite Patterns from America's Yarn Shops?
An absolutely, wonderful addition to my knitting library! Jan 20, 2007
I found this book to be a treasure of wonderful projects! I had hard time deciding what to make first! It is made up of 30+ patterns submitted by yarn shops all over the nation. The patterns range from beautiful sweaters, throws and bags, to pillows, toys and children's wear. These are patterns for items you see in the windows and on display in yarn shops that make you want to buy yarn and knit!
Sprinkled through out the book are clever tips and hints from each yarn shop that aid all knitters from expert to beginner. These are not the same tips you find in other knitting books, these are innovative tips from real knitters.
The patterns are timeless, classic and very beautiful designs that are definitely not dowdy or dated. These will stand the test of time. Each pattern includes a short article about the yarn shop that submitted it. It gives the book a relational touch... that there are human hands and hearts behind the compilation of these patterns. Knitting is such an extension of one's heart and hands, this book really combines that human element of this craft.
I have already made three projects out this book and have plans to make many more. If you truly enjoy knitting and want designs that will not go out of style before your next dental appointment, or that you will not be afraid to wear outside of your home, this book will not disappoint you.
Very good and comprehensive book on knitting Jan 13, 2007
This is a very good book about knitting. What I like most is all of the different tips and suggestions for knitting techniques. They are very good tips that are easy to follow and remember. The patterns that are provided in the book are very good as well. It is nice because there is a good variety of patterns. I have been knitting for over 40 years and still found the book very helpful and informative. I would highly recommend this book for all knitters, no matter how experienced.
Not on the Knitting Edge Mar 26, 2006
I was disappointed with the book. I found some of the patterns to be old fashioned...and not quite retro yet. I am planning to knit the rug, but have not chosen a project from the book yet. This is a book you should check out of yoru library before you commit. A long list of knitting stores is at the front of the book.
Buyer Beware of this Beautiful Book Mar 6, 2005
This book, while beautiful to look at, has many errors. The publisher's web site contains an errata and should be looked at before any of the projects are begun. On another note, I did make the My Constant Companion bag and enjoyed it tremendously. The bag gets a lot of compliments.
Nice Book, Good Patterns Oct 4, 2004
I've had this book for a couple weeks now and am quite pleased with it. While I don't think there is anything unique about the patterns included there are some interesting yarn shop blurbs. A nice book to pick up and look at from time to time. Not just a pattern book.