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Confessions of a Knitting Heretic

Confessions of a Knitting HereticConfessions of a Knitting Heretic
Gifted by: ModeKnit Press
Reviewed by Madison Bowes, Editor,


Do you consider yourself a "heretic knitter", knitting outside the lines of what is considered normal instruction or practice? So does Annie Modesitt, and she wants you to know that it is not only okay to practice this way, but it's also her preferred method. You are not knitting wrong, you are knitting for yourself, knitting better and smarter, and Modesitt wants to help you gain control over your heretical ways.


While the book may not be clear enough for a beginning knitter as Modesitt does not believe in taking her material slowly, anyone with a little experience will enjoy the refreshing take on their stitches. From cabling without a cable needle to knitting your simplest stitches better, Modesitt talks to you like the intelligent, capable person you are. This book is not about changing your techniques, but about improving upon the ones you have already learned or taught yourself.


When you order this book, do not expect a full-color, glossy, coffee table conversation starter. Self-published and proud of her work, Modesitt's book is in black and white, and you will not get the polished and perfect knitting glossary that you are used to. However, the look of this book adds to its charm and purpose. Modesitt won't try to distract you with pretty images, and instead captures your attention with her fun anecdotes and witty writing style. Perfect for jotting notes in the margins like a vintage-style cookbook, this will have a permanent place in your knitting bag.

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