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Bargain Knitting Books; Stretch response

Check out this website from the Yarnmarket. It is their Bargain page for slightly damaged books. Both of the books below are under $10 and are the last two books I would ever be without.

Montse Stanley was a Spanish architect living in London. This has wonderful line drawings that make techniques easy to see. It is organized well and is easy to use. The section on cast ons and bind offs is worth the price, but there is so much more.
Maggie Righetti was not only a great knitter, but she could write. You will love reading this book because it is humorous as well as practical. My favorite Maggie Righetti chapter is “Buttonholes Are Bastards.”

There are plenty of other books and some nice yarns for very good prices. Enjoy.

As to the stretch factor of the Fair Isle socks I am making in Cotton Fine—I’ll let you know. I wore the finished sock all day yesterday and it didn’t stretch out at all. After I launder, I’ll advise.

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One Response

  1. I love my Maggie Righetti books. Sometimes I read them just for the fun of it and learn things I didn’t pick up on the last time.

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