Item description for Domino Knitting (Knitting Technique series) by Vivian Hoxbro...
Introducing an exciting new technique called domino knitting, this book teaches both beginners and experts the patterning technique that became a craze among Scandinavian knitters. Beginning with basic instructions and progressing to sophisticated projects, this guide shows how domino knitting allows for easy designing by allowing knitters to build squares on one another horizontally and vertically at will. Precise step-by-step instruction show how squares can be worked in a variety of stitches for multicolored effects. Included is a key to selecting the proper yarn for any project as well as care instructions for any creation.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 6" Height: 7.25" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2002
Publisher Interweave Press
ISBN 193149911X ISBN13 9781931499118
Availability 0 units.
More About Vivian Hoxbro
Vivian Hoxbro has been professionally designing knitwear for many years. She invented and popularized the domino knitting technique.
Reviews - What do customers think about Domino Knitting (Knitting Technique series)?
Nice book, but like other modular book better Apr 25, 2008
I give this book 4 stars because it is a nice little book, that explains the technique well. The author uses mitred squares as the basis for her modular knitting. The pictures are nice and the instructions are clear.
Still, I like the book Woolly Thoughts better. That book gives more information and inspiration, plus lots of technical info. They really help you see the math of it all and encourage you to explore for yourself. I think that book will end up being more useful.
Excellent teaching book! Mar 9, 2008
Vivian Hoxbro's detailed, yet simple instructions that get you going on your first square, are great! Exciting to learn from! I recommend this book to ANYONE who can knit,purl, slip a stitch, and psso.
fell in love with this technique...can do it without a pattern! Jul 31, 2006
I've been knitting for 40 years but I am someone who can't knit without a pattern, whether I design it or someone else does. That is, until now. This skill is so deceivingly simple, I can't believe I didn't already know it intuitively. It has allowed me a method to knit without a pattern and when I have limited amounts of time. I really love how loose ends are woven in as you go to diminish finishing time.
This is a terrific addition to any knitter's skill set. I'd probably never make a sweater this way but have made quite a few afghans, pillows, hats and scarves.
A fascinating way to knit domino knitting Jul 10, 2006
The book has good instructions how to knit the different squares and triangles and how to make them all together. (My book is in Norwegian, I dont know the exact words.)In the beginning I was impressed by the book. It fascinated me to knit that way. But I experienced that the garments are shapeless and rigid. If they dont fit neither grown ups or children, you have spilt a lot of yarn; it is not possible to take it apart. I have bought a couple of other books giving the same method. The garments in them are looking very fancy, but in contrary to Høxbo, instructions are not good. Maybe with the mix of two books, I can come to a better result. The method is not quite new either. In Norway we have "kontestrikk", built on the same technique. Høxbo and others have used it to create modern fashion, and that is good. Grete
Excellent explanation of an interesting technique Feb 1, 2006
When I bought this little book, it was but one of many new additions to my crafts library, so I leafed through it thinking "Hmm, that's interesting; I'll have to try that sometime," then forgot about it. Two years later, while thumbing through the latest issue of Vogue Knitting (Winter 2005/06), I came across a stunning and sophisticated geometric-patterned skirt (on p. 82) that *looked* as if it would be incredibly difficult to do, but VK rated the pattern only "intermediate" skill, and I recognized why: it was domino knitting! So I whipped my Hoxbro book off the shelf, read it through, and finally started learning the technique, which proved to be as easy as the author claimed.
I wish more of my knitting & craft books were this well done. Ms. Hoxbro's instructions are extremely clear, concise yet thorough; multiple drawings & sharp photos illustrate every step, and many helpful sidebars are interspersed throughout the book. As I worked through my first squares & joinings, at no point was I left wondering what to do next. For example, when she says to pick up a stitch "around the corner," she supplies a drawn diagram with an X marking the spot *and* a photo of a join-in-progress, so there's no mistaking where your needle needs to go.
I also like the format of the book: just the right size for tucking into a tote with my knitting, printed on glossy, quality paper, and while it may not lay absolutely flat, it flattens enough to work from and is sturdy enough to withstand creasing at the margin. Wearing eyeglasses, I often find fault with how some books are printed, but I have no issues with this one.
The learning projects in the book all have a distinctly Scandinavian flavor, and perhaps illustrate the versatility of the technique more than anything else. That gorgeous skirt in Vogue Knitting displays a very different style, which *this* experienced knitter might have hesitated to tackle were I not armed with a copy of "Domino Knitting," and thanks to Ms. Hoxbro's section on working triangles, I'll be able to change its hemline with confidence.