or rather, Knit Speak.
The folks at Stewart, Tabori & Chang sent me two copies of Knit Speak – An A to Z Guide to the Language of Knitting Patterns by Andrea Berman Price. Yes, two copies. One for me and one for one of you.
This little book (about 5" x 7") is a wonderful resource to tuck in your knitting bag. It reads like a dictionary, listing all those abbreviations and confusing terms from the beginning of the alphabet to the end. It covers the symbols, too. You can find out what an asterisk means when you see it in a pattern and why there is a difference between brackets, [ ], and parentheses, ( ). How do you Sk2p? It’s in there. Kitchener stitch? Covered. Different cast on methods are included as are cables and bobbins. The illustrations are wonderfully simple and easy to follow, also. And this my friends just scratches the surface. Knit Speak is a very comprehensive reference tool and I feel lucky to have one on hand.
So how do you get yours? Leave a comment on this post before 8:00 a.m. EST (New York time) Wednesday, December 19th. In your comment, tell me what knitting term befuddles you the most. I will randomly pick one winner. If that doesn’t work out, you can always buy it here.
Now, back to gift making…..