I’ve been curious about this book since I first saw it mentioned. It’s “Alterknit Stitch Dictionary” by Andrea Rangel. I did a lot more motif knitting in my earlier years than now, but it looks like such a great reference book. And I’m a sucker for reference books.
I just got a link to this review this morning from Knitting Daily and took a look. Then I read the review they referenced in the article by Meghan Babin, editor of Interweave Knits.
So I thought “I should write about this in the newsletter this week!” But wait, how could I write about it without buying it (which I very much wanted to do…). So, you guessed it, I just got the e-book version and have been scanning through it; it looks to be a great book with info on choosing colors, holding yarn, and float control. There are chapters on color dominance, reading charts, and steeks, too!
So, of course I haven’t read it cover to cover, but I do think it would be a great addition to any knitters library. And I love the motifs (creative by her artistic husband); they look like so much fun to knit. If I still had a yarn shop, it would be a perfect class: choose a different motif each month and make coasters, placemats, or borders for hats!
Get the book!
If you haven’t tried stranded knitting, which is what this book is all about, you can also check out the video I have on my website. Try it out. See if you like it. And please, please, “share” and “like” the video if you enjoy it! Oh, and yes, those are affiliate links- when you purchase from clicking on one of the links, I get just a wee bit back in return.