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« on: September 25, 2004 05:29:23 AM »

Knitters/felters: please read this topic https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=13744.0

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« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2004 11:12:13 AM »

Id say the better book is the one with the most patterns in it that you like. I havent knitted from those books so I dont know if any of their patterns have mistakes in them. But the best knitting book hands down is Stich-n-Bitch!.... if your a begining level knitter anyway.
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« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2004 11:19:39 AM »

I already have Stitch and Bitch, an I am looking forward to the 2nd one in November (I'll have my bookstore order it for me, as I did with the first one!).
About the two books mentioned above; I have heard about both of them (so I know they are well known and probably good), but I don't think I need both since I guess they are somewhat similar. That's why I am wondering which is best, because I don't have the chance too see any of the projects before I buy it (ordering from a webshop). I would really appreciate if anyone could give me some advice on which to choose.


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« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2004 01:39:19 PM »


I have both of the felting books you mention.  If you always like to work from patterns, I'd say pick the one that has the patterns you like the best.  However, if you want to learn about felting generally, so that you can develop your own designs, I'd say Bev Gelaskas's Felted Knits is better. They are very similar, though.
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2004 11:45:23 AM »

i looked at both of those books when i was looking for a felting book and i must say that i liked felted knits by bev galeskas a lot more.  better patterns and good techniques on how to felt in general. i just remember knit one, felt too's patterns were so so and galeskas has a good reputation.  that's my two cents anyways.
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2004 03:43:49 PM »

I own both and think Felted knits is the better book.  I have made a few items from felted knits and haven't made any from knit one felt too yet (although there are a couple on my to do list).  Felted knits strikes me as a bit more classic and the other as a bit more trendy.  But you could skip both and do a search for Fiber Trends patterns and pick and choose.  They have great felted patterns.  I've heard great things about the felted clogs pattern.

« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2004 07:49:48 PM »

I've made the Fiber Trends felted clogs many times.  They are really great.  I've also made the ballerina slippers/Mary Janes a few times, and I love that one two.  The short-row shaping is really ingenious in both patterns.
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