Item description for Vogue Knitting on the Go: Beginner Basics (Vogue Knitting on the Go!) by Trisha Malcolm...
By mastering one skill at a time, you will build your repertoire and confidence and work your way up to more challenging projects. Practice the various techniques on easy-to-make scarves, hats, sweaters, baby booties, blankets and other accessories. Full-color photographs illustrate every project, and detailed information about tools, supplies, and stitches start you on your way. Ideal for the complete novice, and for classes.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 6" Height: 7.25" Weight: 0.62 lbs.
Release Date Sep 28, 2003
Publisher Sixth&Spring Books
ISBN 1931543313 ISBN13 9781931543316
Availability 0 units.
More About Trisha Malcolm
Malcolm is editor in chief of Vogue Knitting.
Trisha Malcolm currently resides in New York City, in the state of New York. Trisha Malcolm was born in 1960.
Reviews - What do customers think about Vogue Knitting on the Go: Beginner Basics (Vogue Knitting on the Go!)?
A great book! Jul 10, 2006
I rented this book from the library, and just came out to this site to buy it so I can have it forever. It's the only book that ACTUALLY showed me how to purl in a way that made sense! Cute patterns, great instructions, and small size make this a must-have for the novice knitter in your life!
As someone who loves using high-end (expensive?) materials, I guess I didn't have a problem with the recommended yarns. BTW: The person who wrote the review saying that the 1st scarf project required you to buy 6 skeins of $20 yarn was wrong: it only calls for two. $40 for a handmade scarf is a bargain, in my book!
Alright and nothing beyond that. Oct 30, 2005
The diagrams are well done and there is an excellent explanation of blocking. My biggest issue with this book is that it claims to be aimed at beginners but the patterns are not written as simply as they could be; in one pattern it says to decrease your 60 stitches three times. Shouldn't that be something like - k10, k2tog, k20, k2tog, k20, k2tog, k10? One of the skills of knitting that most people need to be guided through is the math.
What a great little book! Oct 20, 2005
This book has so much information packed into its convenient compact size, I couldn't believe it. It has information and diagrams straight from the "Bible" (Vogue Knitting). Excellent reference for beginners and intermediates. It has all the basics and some pretty cute projects too - use cheaper yarn though. Easy to carry in your purse or knitting bag. Would highly recommend.
Beautiful Book! Apr 4, 2005
Use a WPI tool (wraps per inch tool) or simply compare the weight (oz/grams) and length (meters/yds) as well as number of plys (strands) in the yarns, to substitute your own yarns for the more expensive yarns listed in the instructions. Use what you already have in your stash and believe me, you will use this book over and over again! Great projects, perfect for the beginning knitter (like me, though I was a crocheter from waaaaay back). I actually made something, knitting for the first time, using this book. I did "cheat", in that I bought a cd-rom from Joanne fabrics for about $3.50 that was called Knitting Made Easy about a week before, and watched it first. Then, voila! I really got my knittin' mittens on and off I went. Wow! Great little hardcover book which packs a lot into a little space, and is the perfect size to throw in your knitting bag and take with you everywhere. It is useful, inspirational and affordable--just like the two others I've gotten in this series called Knitting on the Go, by Vogue.
Nice but expensive projects Oct 26, 2003
I like the ideas in this book but some of the projects are just too expensive. The first scarf requires you to buy six skeins of Colinette's Point 5 yarn which costs twenty dollars a skein. I think that it's a silly suggestion no matter how easy the big wool is. The book is also hard to keep open while you are trying to knit so you need to use some kind of book weight. It would have been a perfect book to be spiral bound. For the amount of projects it has, the price is right, though.