This is a Blogging for Books review.
Title: Knitting Block by Block: 150 blocks for sweaters, scarves, bags, toys, Afghans, and more.
By: Nikki Epstein
I picked this book to do a review on because I love the concept of multiple quick projects being turned into a larger, seemingly more complicated project.
The back cover states my takeaway correctly: “Blocks are quick to knit, portable pieces perfect for group and charity projects, and now not limited to just Afghans! Knitting Block by Block gives you the tools to unlock a world of creative possibilities and confidently build your own design ‘block busters,’ one block at a time.”
I am a person who likes to take my knitting with me wherever I go. And having small projects like the panels offered in this book I feel are perfect for doing that.
The patterns in this book start out simple and become more intricate and complicated as you progress. I feel this would be a nice learner’s book for a new knitter for several reasons:
1. As stated above, moves from simple and beginner to more advanced and complex patterns;
2. Each panel is a short project, and shouldn’t be too overwhelming;
3. By working through the panels in order, the knitter has a physical reminder of how much his/her skill has improved;
4. And, finally, when all the panels are completed, the knitter can sew them together into a blanket to be shown off.
Here is the YouTube video link for the video review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rbGXJ-q05c
© Cori Large April 5, 2015