Thursday, 7 November 2013

Book Review 200 Knitted Blocks for Blankets, Throws and Afghans

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Create gorgeous afghans and more with this amazing choice of 200 knitted block patterns to mix and match. From geometric designs to multi-hued blocks, you'll discover new ways to play with colour, pattern and texture. Choose from easy to advanced knitting patterns, from simple knit and purl designs to more elaborate cable, lace and bobble blocks. Use blocks in one of the suggested layouts, or design your own – all blocks finish to the same size when worked in the same yarn weight. Also learn how to finish your blocks in style with patterns for fringes, ruffles and other decorative edgings. This book has everything you need to create unique afghans, wall hangings and accessories; from knitting techniques and step-by-step instructions for 200 decorative blocks to inspiration and advice for planning your design and creating a finished piece. Each block is labelled with at-a-glance symbols that tell you instantly what techniques are used to create the block and the level of difficulty so both experienced and new knitters can pick and choose blocks according to their confidence. This invaluable knitting block library will be used time and time again from simple baby blankets to stylish throws in your home.

Chapter One
Mix and Match
Using Colour and Texture
Planning you Designs
Mix and Match Designs
Heart's Delight
Bobble Fantasy
Blue Geometric
Modern Times
Merry Go Round
Edwardian Counterpane
Bright and Bold
Buttoned Cushion
Christmas Cushion
Baby Lace

Chapter Two
Block Directory

Chapter Three
Yarn Choices
How to Start
Working the Basic Stitches
Working Stitch Patterns
Working Increases and Decreases
Techniques for Multicoloured Knitting
Decorative Techniques
Knitting and Edging
Care of Afghans
Yarn List

200 Knitted Blocks for Blankets, Throws and Afghans is available from Amazon

Disclosure: I buy sewing books from on-line shops with my own money, I am not being paid for writing this review. All my reviews are honest and on things that I genuinely love and would recommend to my readers. 

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