Many times as I'm knitting a garment, I tend to forget the direction of the increases/decreases or which one is the best technique for the particular project I'm working on. Or which edging will work best for my garment.
I've uncovered another knitting book that I wanted to share with you:
This is another great reference book to add to the knitting bookshelf or for nightstand reading. The material is presented in a simple and easy to understand format. Plenty of diagrams to follow. I love the spiral bound binding as the book lays flat while your trying to knit and read/follow the example. This book is kept right along side of my two other reference books...the Knitting Answers book and the Knitter's Companion book.
Each chapter is presented with Benefits and Drawbacks section for the stitch or technique presented. Valuable and helpful information that gives insight into which cast on method to use, increase/decrease methods and which way the stitches look, selvages, bind offs, and different seaming techniques. Also, included is information on how to pick up stitches (valuable!), knitting borders/bands/finishes, and buttonholes.
If I had to take one reference book with me in my knitting bag, it would be this book. It summarizes a lot of basic knitting techniques that I have and would use in a hand knitted garment.
Book: The Knitter's Book of Finishing Techniques
Author: Nancie Wiseman
Publisher: Martingale & Company
Publication Year: 2002