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Topic: Book Review of Knitting Lingerie Style by Joan McGowan-Michael  (Read 4730 times)
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« on: May 13, 2007 06:48:20 PM »

Has anyone picked up Knitting Lingerie Style by Joan McGowan-Michael?  It's such a beatiful book!  I wrote a review of the book on my blog for those who are interested.    
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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2007 03:22:31 AM »

I got this book from Amazon last week  Cheesy

It is one of the very few knitting books I have that make me want to knit all the patterns in it.

I was kind of disappointed at first when I noticed it had more 'clothing' patterns than lingerie, but that changed once I had a good look through the whole book.

I havent made anything from it yet (lack of time + money...some of the yarn required for certain projects is slightly painful to the hip-pocket) but I do recommend this book highly as being one of the more unique, sexy and technically interesting knitting books out there.

Kala, Id love it if you could post your review here Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2007 08:32:11 PM »

I picked this book up a couple of weeks ago. It's fantastic! I really love it. You should definitely post a review.
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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2007 12:30:27 PM »

I just looked at this today- I would knit almost all of the patterns in it and thats a big deal....
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« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2007 12:46:07 PM »

Review from my blog (minus links and pictures):

Since I buy so many knitting/crochet/sewing/quiting/crafting books, I'm going to start doing reviews here on the blog. I always like to read what other crafters think of a book before I buy it so I might as well join in.

On a recent trip to Borders, I picked up Knitting Lingerie Syle by Joan McGowan-Michael. Joan is well known as the woman behind White Lies Designs, her collection of romantic knitting patterns.


The book is broken up into sections that cover several types of lingerie: bras, slips, corsets, camisoles, stockings, and lounge/night wear. The book is full of beautiful photography from Thayer Allison Gowdy. From a vegan perspective, it's wonderful to see many patterns made from non-animal yarns. Cascade Fixation is used in several patterns. The knits come in a welcome range of sizes from the small busted (yay!) to the more endowed woman.


The standout patterns for me are the Basic Bra, Gracefully Gathered Halter Top and Boy Short, the Waist Cincher Top, and the Gartini. Overall, I love the idea of knitting something really special for yourself that very few people will probably see. I know many knitters (myself included) give away their finished objects to friends and family, but handknit lingerie is something just for you.
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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2007 07:36:09 AM »

i got the book a couple weeks ago. i really like it. i haven't knitted anything from it yet, but i definitely will. i like how the designs are more romantic sexy...a contrast to Naughty Needles which is more my style. It's good to mix it up. My favorite pattern is the leggings at the end. I can't wait to lounge around in those next winter.
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« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2007 10:59:42 PM »

My friend just gave me this book as a graduation present. And I'm amazed by how many of the patterns I actually want to try making. I especially want to do the Gathered Halter top and Boyshorts soon.
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« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2007 06:53:59 AM »

a co-worker just brought this in today and  Shocked Shocked

some very very nice things, some not so much but I can see other people I know wearing them.

I took pictures of my favourites and will post them on my blog(later today) for those interested.
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« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2007 03:35:34 PM »

I browsed this in a store yesterday - practically everything is beautiful, it really put me into high gear to get beyond knowing how to cast on and knit straight lines lol... I ordered the Klutz knitting pack, as their crochet one was awesome (yeah I know they're for kids, but they work!), and this lingerie book will definitely be my next knit purchase.
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« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2007 07:57:48 AM »

I didn't even realize she had a book out until I called a friend back home in the States this week and she mentioned it (one of the hazards of living in rural Japan, I fall behind on my knitting gossip). I've purchased a few White Lies Designs patterns off the web site and love them, so I'm really excited to get my hands on this book. It's particularly encouraging that I've been reading such good things about it.
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