Review: Finishing School—A Master Class for Knitters

Finishing School: A Master Class for Knitters by Deborah Newton
Genre: Knitting technique
ISBN: 9781936096190
Published: October 4th 2011 by Sixth&Spring Books

Rating: 4.5

This book is awesome! There is so much in here for finishing every project, fixing every type of problem you could have, and techniques for making your handknits above the norm. I've learned so much just from flipping through it quickly. I refuse to part with it: It's a permanent addition to my knitting bookshelf.

Images and layout are very visually appealing, and the patterns are beautiful. There are lots of inspiring photographs and referenced projects that can be looked up. There aren't a whole lot of patterns in the book itself, because it's really all about techniques to finish your handknits.

My only complaint is very small and irrelevant to almost everyone: I'm trying to figure out why the whole book is formatted backwards, with a sans serif body text, and serif headers… maybe it's the technical writer/editor inside me, but it irritates me and it sticks out like a sore thumb.


(this is a sample from one of the pages. You can see the header is a serif, but the body text is a sans serif.)

But that's a pretty minor complaint when you think about it.

Recommended for knitters of all levels!

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