Originally founded by Conde Nast in 1932, Vogue Knitting magazine, now published by Soho Publishing, is the most respected and recognizable fashion knitting magazine in the world. The Vogue Knitting brand encompasses the magazine, knitting resource and pattern books, Vogue Knitting LIVE, a series of consumer shows that attract more than 15,000 knitters annually, destination trips and cruises, and much more.
"Trust Vogue. Those two words will enable any knitter, novice or pro, to refresh, renew, and learn new stitches and techniques. For this reference, substantially revised since the 1989 first edition and subsequent updates, the editors thoroughly re-vetted directions and explanations, with significant differences. For instance, a tip now may cover how to improve cast-ons, and a technique description may address neatening the last loop. Chapters are color-coded for ease of use. New, especially, is a chapter on constructing and designing accessories, such as balaclavas, chullos, mittens, gloves, and socks. What's most impressive is the number offered of possible variations on a technique or stitch: 25 methods of casting on, 14 for binding off, and various choices of finishing and seaming. Don't expect stitch swatches, however; what this guide provides is a thorough grounding in how to knit or design anything, completed by a good index, a bibliography, and eight pages of knitters' graph paper." --Booklist (starred review)
"This revised and updated edition of the classic knitting guide
continues the tradition of comprehensive information presented in a
clear, concise manner. Significant content has been added on
designing knitting patterns (with separate chapters for sweaters,
shawls, and accessories), with photographs and overall design
updated, and information reorganized to make it more accessible.
The book is arranged by topic, with each chapter providing an
in-depth guide to a specific skill or technique. A footer at the
bottom of each page provides page references for topics addressed
in the text or diagrams. Full-color photographs and detailed
drawings illustrate each topic, and the editors intersperse expert
tips and techniques throughout. VERDICT An essential addition to
the knitter's bookshelf." --Library Journal (starred