Knitting in Plain English

Maggie Righetti, Author St. Martin's Press $16.95 (241p) ISBN 978-0-312-45853-9
Perhaps more outspoken than plain, Righetti flavors her advice with starchy humor, especially when commenting on impractical details in designs (""the dumb baby sweater''; ``stupid bonnet'') or misleading pictures and sloppy instructions on patterns. Illustrated by graphic drawings and photos, the chapters here contain directions for a variety of knitting projects. There are notes on varying the basic knitting stitch, correcting slip-ups, conquering ``the bastard buttonhole'' and other problems that can plague the veteran crafter as well as the neophyte. Righetti is well known as a teacher of knitting, author of Universal Yarn Finder and contributor to craft magazines, including Knitters. She rounds out this text with a comprehensive glossary. (March)
Reviewed on: 02/01/1986
Release date: 02/01/1986
Paperback - 282 pages - 978-0-312-35353-7
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