The Knitter’s Book of Finishing Techniques

[written 01/29/05]

by Nancie M Wiseman

this book fills in where stitch n’ bitch, and vogue reference as well, leave off – at least in regards to casting on, binding off, buttonhole-making, increases and descreases, seaming, and more.

the pictures are great, the explanations are clear, the writing is simple but understanding (!). i also much appreciate that it is spirally-bound, making it handy to open and easier to keep open.

lastly, i love that not only do they explain how but also why you would choose one method over the other, in a way that for some reason just clicks with me.

[note: i have no idea why powell’s image is so old-fashioned looking. they must not have updated the image they have to reflect the new edition they’re selling.]