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Published by self on April 19, 2015
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From the Best Selling arts & crafts writer, Kitty Moore, comes Learn To Arm Knit:Quick & Easy Way to Knit Scarves & Blankets In Under 30 Minutes. This book will improve your creativity, craft skills, and expand your repertoire of design capabilities.
If you are struggling with creative ideas...
If you want to show off your craftiness...
Or if the idea of receiving a full list of ready-to-go crafts appeals to you...
THEN THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU!
I’ll start this review by saying I do know how to knit, and am in fact a professional knitter (I teach knitting and have been published in various magazines and books). I’ve also taught arm knitting classes in the past, so I was curious how a very physical, tactile experience would be put down into words.
I couldn’t recommend this book to any of my students, because the lack of photographs or diagrams make it impossible for anyone to learn from. It’s also only available as an e-book, which means even if there were photographs, they’d be on a smaller size, and the details would be lacking making it impossible to learn from as well.
The author did introduce various stitches, which I thought was a positive (and why I’m giving the book 2 stars instead of 1), but without a lot of patience, one is going to be unable to figure out the stitches on their own. And if you already know how to make the stitches, then the book is pointless as one doesn’t really need patterns to make the basic scarves and blankets common to arm knitting.
Arm knitting serves a purpose and has a place in the crafting world and is great for those who may not be able to use a traditional pair of knitting needles or don’t have the patience to learn, but this book does not.