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Knitwear Design Workshop

51nkqmvqQfL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_Okay, the first time I saw this at a truly lovely LYS, I swore I’d buy it as soon as I’d saved up a bit. I paged through it carefully, fascinated. There was so much information! And the patterns Paden gives as examples of her working process were…were…were gorgeous! I could just tell, if I made even the swatches for the those patterns, I’d learn a ton…and if I actually made something…  Well.

It’s not for everybody — if you prefer to buy a pattern that pretty much fits you without any real playing about with it (or if you can accept the fit that goes with the pattern), or if you could care less about getting something creative out of your head and off of your needles…another book, perhaps.

I have to say that I also love the way they’ve bound this; it’s essentially a spiral bound book in a folder masquerading as a book cover. Very handy, at least once you’ve gotten the pages into the turning mindset.

I really really was tempted not to pack this and to carry it with me instead. A saner side of my brain prevailed…but hey…I haven’t taped up the box yet…

Normally, I’d definitely purchase something like this at a LYS — have to support your local shops, you know, or you soon won’t have them.

However…Amazon currently has it on sale. For $23.40. That’s…a lot off the usual $40.00 price tag.

So…even though I usually tout buying things like this from your local yarn shop? That’s a lot of savings. Think about it.

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4 Responses to “Knitwear Design Workshop”

  1. Robynn says:

    I’m such a sucker for design books. I ordered this one from iKnit as soon as I heard about it, sight unseen. It hasn’t arrived yet but ooh! I’m glad you like what’s inside!

    • Zina says:

      Oh, I *know*. Rather graphically, at the moment. I have about 40 boxes ready to go now (well, almost ready to go, I still have to put stickers on them and tape them and put them on a pallet and fill out all the paperwork).

      About three of the boxes are my personal stuff, and there’s a very large suitcase of clothing. Twelve of the boxes are books. The rest of the boxes are my crafting things, and both books and crafting stuff has all been winnowed out twice to things I can’t replace or that would be prohibitively expensive to replace.

      And the vast majority of books are all design related. *sigh*

  2. Laurie says:

    Have been drooling over this book for days now. Might have to break down and buy it at that price…

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