Block by Block

*Disclaimer – I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.Photo on 1-15-15 at 4.22 PM

Nicky Epstein has provided knitters a book in which blocks take on the form of fun and amusing accessories. In Knitting Block by Block beginners (or in my case, EXTREME beginners) can learn to take that one painstakingly pieced block and turn it into a toy or edge piece, while those more advanced can learn new designs and how to create anything from scarves to shirts to cardigans out of them. Goodbye using spare practice blocks as washrags or blanket bits! HELLO interesting and self-expressive clothing options!

Though I have just taken up knitting and still have not, as of today, been able to completely finish even one row; I am excited to progress and make several of the 150 block patterns listed. My mother, an incredibly accomplished knitter, is already looking for the right yarn to use in re-creating several of the designs listed and my daughter, who is two and not allowed around knitting needles yet, has expressed her interest in several of the bright and beautiful pictures.Photo on 1-15-15 at 4.22 PM #2

In short, the women of my family are enthralled and I should probably get to practicing my needlework! I give the photography and easy-to-read instructions of this book 5 out of 5 crafting dragons! Photo on 1-15-15 at 4.22 PM #3

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