Monday, January 19, 2015

Knitting Block by Block Review

So, I got this book from Blogging for Books almost three months ago. Oops. Well, I do have a good excuse bun in the oven but yeah. It's about time I got around to reviewing this.

When I saw Knitting Block by Block, I was excited! Another knitting book! And I loved Knockout Knits, the first book I received for review.

This book is hardback, and the pictures inside are in gloriously vivid (I mean vivid) color. However, the book seems to be a collection of blocks. As in, squares. The squares are really pretty and amazing, but they kinda serve no function. There is a tiny section in the back that very loosely explains how to use these squares to make something, but there isn't any patterns.

I was disappointed. I don't like squares, and I'm not going to knit them and then try to assemble them into something. This book just isn't for me. That does not mean it isn't a good book. If you like knitting squares and you like patterns that leave a lot for you to figure out on your own, you will like this book. All the squares are written and charted, and a lot of them do look really fun. But, I don't make blankets and I don't hang pretty squares on my wall. Just not my type of knitting!


  1. I probably wouldn't want this either, but it does seem like it'd be fun to look at. And I like the pretzel one.

  2. That's really weird...did you get a different book? I *almost* got this book more than once, just never did because I'm not a very good knitter AT ALL and I thought it might be too advanced...but I looked the book up on Amazon and there are a bunch of pictures of different things you can make with the blocks...I used the "Look Inside" option on Amazon and it looks like there are a bunch of patterns? Afghans, scarves, a shawl/vest thing, a bag, etc...

  3. I just looked in the "view inside" on Amazon and it looks like there's tons of projects and explanations as to what to do with the squares. This might be one of the worst reviews I've ever seen.

  4. In my book the patterns start on page 210 -226! They are one page patterns, with basically "apply a square you like here". My book has 8 patterns!

  5. Amazon does not show the whole thing. My book has only 8 patterns in it and the patterns don't start until page 210! It's a honest review from my perspective. The book just wasn't for me. I'm not a square person.

  6. what, there's not another designer you can steal a pattern for squares from to claim as your own?


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