Item description for The Best of Vogue Knitting Magazine: 25 Years of Articles, Techniques, and Expert Advice by Vogue Knitting Magazine...
Overview Presents twenty-five years worth of material from the knitting magazine, offers valuable workshops on both beginner and expert knitting techniques, and features tips on the design process.
For the very first time, the best of Vogue® Knitting is gathered in one gorgeous, must-have anthology. Practical, comprehensive, and inspiring, this richly illustrated treasury presents invaluable workshops on beginner and expert techniques, as well as smart tips on the design process. Look no further for advice on proper gauging, altering patterns, sketching and scale-drawing, hemming, stitching sleeves, shaping the garment, sweatermaking, and more. And from beloved knitwear designer Elizabeth Zimmermann and daughter Meg Swansen: their most memorable essays and seminars ever, available again. In addition, there's a look back at Vogue® Knitting's history, question and answer profiles of top designers, and articles on knitting around the world. Every knitter will have to own this!
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 10.25" Height: 10.25" Weight: 3 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2007
Publisher Sixth&Spring Books
ISBN 1933027169 ISBN13 9781933027166
Reviews - What do customers think about The Best of Vogue Knitting Magazine: 25 Years of Articles, Techniques, and Expert Advice?
Necessary for all knitters Aug 1, 2008
I bought the first edition of this book when it first came out. I bought this edition to make sure I didn't miss anything new. I have recommended this to all my students as the best all around reference for beginning and intermeditate knitters.
Mediocre and disappointing Feb 16, 2008
Do yourself a favor, get it from the library and spend the money on yarn instead. I love buying books, and have an extensive library, knitting and otherwise. I highly recommend Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book, but this VK 25 is just stale and downright boring. How many times can you publish the same old stuff? Yawn.
Lucky enough to have acquired every issue of VK, I knew to expect a rehash. But even with low expectations, I found this a terrible disapponitment. I checked it out from the library and after flipping through it exactly once (and reading a few articles) I felt no loss when I promptly returned it to the library the very next day.
As of late VK books have been mostly compilations of old dated material. Even the latest edition of "Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book" is page for page the same old original book, with the old dated photos from the first edition. All they did was slap a new cover on it! (I actually do recommend this book though. Well written, every knitter should have it.) Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book
Sorry, I digress. The point is, one has certain expectations of Vogue, based upon the image they have so carefully cultivated...and they are not living up to this image of late. Even the layout on VK 25 is tired.
VK 25 serves to prove VK has become stale, predictable, complacent and downright lazy in recent publishing efforts. Hardly what we've come to expect from the once progressive trend-setters! Time for new editors, puh-lease!
Unless you are a brand-new knitter (and by that I mean you learned in the last 30 minutes) you can easily pass on this one and miss absolutely nothing. Come on VK, step it up...your readers, new and old, deserve much better!
High Quality Again Jan 21, 2008
If you have come to expect quality from Vogue Knitting Books or Vogue Knitting Magazines, you will not be disappointed in the 25th Anniversary Knitting Book. Enjoyed the information pulled from the magazine copies on the different subjects in the past 25 years. I like the fact that they addintionally updated that same information and made it relevant to todays knitters and market. A real opportunity to learn new and old ideas. Loved the history lessons!
Disappointed Oct 4, 2007
This is a nice book to read, but the illustrations of techniques are not very helpful and I consider myself an advanced intermediate knitter. I admit I was expecting some patterns and was not smart enough to note the book descriptions did not say that there are none. As an avid reader of Vogue knitting over the years, I'm glad I have kept as many as I have. I would have borrowed this from the library, but not purchased.
Bespectacled Readers of 50 + : Beware! Sep 13, 2007
Do I wish I had read the reviews before ordering this book. I was not expecting basic information, as good as it may be. To knitters/crocheters who buy this book, techniques at a beginner's and even more advanced level are most probably not unknown. I expected more articles covering revolutionary knitting milestones - about the evolving of knitting. For my taste, the articles were not selected with the aspect: THE BEST.... however, I should say to younger readers that the various articles are worthwhile reading as it improves one's understanding of the history of knitting during the last 25 years.
The title: ...25 Years of Articles..." ALSO draws all those faithful Vogue Knitting Magazine readers who are at least in an age bracket between 50 + and ... well, very senior. And who very often wear glasses. Here comes my point: the book is SO hard to read! The very small print and particularly the pastel colors of the print (such as a diluted black or soft light yellow and pastel blue on a glossy white paper!) are a strain on the eyes and take away a lot of pleasure when reading the book. I wish I had been able to look INTO the book before I bought it with so much anticipation.
Do not complain though about missing patterns: The title does not mention ANYTHING about patterns. Please note: NO PATTERNS.
Experienced knitters over 50: You may prefer buying new Vogue instruction books for your personal level of interest and knitting expertise and/or subscribe to the magazine - this book is just too basic, despite some articles, which bring back memories (wonderful articles by E. Zimmermann and Meg Swanson, for example).
Unless you wish to have it in your library for completeness' sake - stick with those wonderful Vogue books on specific topics. It is a book to reminisce about the time Knitting grew up.