Knitting Block by Block: 150 blocks for sweaters, scarves, bags, toys, Afghans, and more

Knitting Block by Block

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:

© Cori Large April 5, 2015


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Elizabeth R
    May 19, 2015 @ 13:48:13

    As a fellow knitter I love the idea of this book! Thanks for introducing me to it.


  2. Tabitha Lee
    May 19, 2015 @ 14:00:39

    I love the idea of quick small projects turning into a more complicated finished product. Seems less overwhelming that way. I haven’t knit in years but I have been considering taking it up again.:-)


  3. Daria
    May 19, 2015 @ 14:29:35

    Thanks for sharing! When I was younger I use to knit but for the life of me I can’t remember how to. A couple of weeks ago I thought about getting back into it, so this post is right on time! Have a wonderful day!


  4. Nikki
    May 19, 2015 @ 16:00:04

    Ooh this book looks awesome. I love books with patterns.


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