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Knitting 24/7:

30 Projects to Knit, Wear, and Enjoy, On the Go and Around the Clock

Author: Véronik Avery

I chose to review this book for two reasons. One, it was just recently published so it was likely that most of you would not have already purchased it to add to your endless collection of knitting books, and two, because it reminded me of so many of you that I have met – I feel everyone must just knit 24/7 to get done all the amazing projects I have seen! If you are not one of those knitters who has already figured out every last bit of time where you can fit in more knitting, then this book will give you ideas for when you can slip a row in here or a section in there. The projects have been designed to be portable, but I personally don’t think a pattern that uses a chart is called portable. There are many patterns that don’t use charts though and they do seem to be quite portable for all of you knit-in attendees. There are colorwork mittens, scarves, twisted-stitch-pattern socks, mitts, hats, an oversize shrug, a stole, a shawl, a purse, a market bag, a pillow, a bookmark, and slippers. Patterns use all types of yarn but it looks like all are gauged on size 2 – 4 needles.

There are 30 patterns in this book with most be very suitable for gift-giving. Of those 30, there is one that is truly worthy of a Véronik Avery design, the “elemental pullover”. Most of the items are one-size fits-most, which is great for me, although the pullover is sized from 30 3/4” to 48” finished circumference. It is "minimal and elegant", a seamless and yoked project that is perfect to wear just about anywhere. It's the kind of sweater I can imagine seeing one of you knitting in a cashmere or alpaca blend. There is also a vest that goes from 32” to 52”.

I have requested this book to be purchased by the St Louis County Library system so when it comes in, everyone be nice and share. They already own several copies of Véronki Avery’s, Knitting Classic Style : 35 modern designs inspired by fashion's archives and if I were only going to be able to purchase one Avery book, I would purchase Knitting Classic Style to get the most for my money since it is excellent. Avery is a gifted designer.

-Review by Amanda Yancey

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