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Obres de Melissa Leapman

Cool Crochet (1999) 154 exemplars
Easy Breezy Wraps #1383 (2005) 14 exemplars
Cardigans & Closures #121071 (2012) 12 exemplars
InstaKnits (2022) 7 exemplars
Top This! Leisure Arts #3791 (2004) 6 exemplars
Springtime Throws #872891 (2001) 5 exemplars
Knitted Ripple afghans #121043 (2010) 4 exemplars
Chunky knit sweaters #1297 (2000) 4 exemplars
InstaKnits for Baby (2023) 2 exemplars
Cosmopolitan Afghans & Pillows (2006) 1 exemplars


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Leapman, Melissa
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Leapman, Melissa Naomi
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA



Projects in the Insta-Knits books are presented by the time it takes to knit them. Otherwise there is nothing special going on. Baby knits are generally pretty quick anyway and I didn't care for the designs offered. I think you should go with designs you like.

I received a review copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley.
Dokfintong | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Mar 23, 2024 |
Insta-Knits for Baby by Melissa Leapman
Starts with index where it shows the finished- projects and where you can find the instructions and how to make them.
Love that each section has timed projects included within. Very helpful if you know you only have a certain amount of time to complete a project.
Each project starts with a title, color photo is shown, pattern lists measurements, materials, gauge, notes on special stitches, how to assemble are shown with pictures.
Love the short but the longer patterns as well.
Such cute and colorful projects for babies. Charted patterns are also included.
Love some patterns that could be used in an afghan. Resources are listed as well as abbreviations and glossary of chart symbols, techniques, and basic knit stitches explained with pictures, author resources and so much more.
Received this review copy from Globe Pequot, Stackpole Books via NetGalley and this is my honest opinion.
#InstaKnitsforBaby #NetGalley.
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jbarr5 | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Dec 5, 2023 |
NOT the same old, same old.

Here are a lot of stitches I haven't seen before. Thank you, Melissa Leapman. Most newer stitch dictionaries I have seen are reruns of the ones that have been around awhile, namely Barbara Walker, the original Sunset/Harmony and the French one (Tricotiere?). Leapman's book is a real addition to my collection. While not all of the designs are new to me, the originals are well-balanced, often with good play of light and dark and more subtle tones. I can picture their usefulness for a number of project types.
The methods involved in knitting the stitches are all in my knitting vocabulary. There aren't any moves that involve extreme needle-hicular acrobatics--calisthenics and twisting yes; circus-level contortions, no. The explanations of the techniques in the back matter are clear. The drawings are exceptionally informative and were certainly done by an artist who understands knitting.
A lot of swatches have both right and wrong side views. I'd like to see ALL of the wrong side views, even if they aren't considered suitable for the front of one's knitting. I'm nosy that way. I believe that dictionaries should be descriptive, rather than prescriptive. The many wrong side views take us a long way in that direction, but let's go all the way.
The photography on the swatches is sharp and easy to read with the exception of many of the holey stitches. You can't see the holes. This happens a lot in stitch dictionaries, but isn't necessary. Also, as is standard, the charts are too small with no attention paid to other readability enhancements, such as font. The symbols are even hard to make out on the key to the symbols. I ask that publishers put more effort into book design when it comes to the graphics.
As a knitting stitch dictionary aficionado and knitter, I highly recommend The Knit Stitch Pattern Handbook by Melissa Leapman.
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.kathykathykathy | Feb 23, 2022 |
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