Short Row Knits by Carol Feller – book review
This new book, Short Row Knits by Carol Feller, is a triumph of design and technique that results in one of the most versatile books you’ll ever own.
For anyone who’s terrified of short rows, this book is for you. Using the short row technique to shape garments and accessories can seem terrifying at first, but with the knit and learn patterns in this book, you’ll be a pro in no time at all. With both photo and illustrated tutorials for every short row method, this book serves as a primer for a knitter who is just beginning to explore the versatility of short row shaping.
For our more experienced knitters, like those of us at LoveKnitting HQ, this book contains 20 inspirational and timeless designs, like this children’s sweater that has sizes from 6 months all the way up to 10 years old. There’s the added bonus of the short row instructional manual in the front of the book – who doesn’t need a refresher course on a technique every now and then? We love the straightforward patterns that make garment and accessory knitting a snap – no complicated, unexplained stitches and techniques in this book!
Carol Feller is an internationally known designer, who teaches classes on a global scale – her classes lead many students to have a “Eureka” moment when they finally understand how shaping works. Her designs are known for being incredibly accessible and versatile, like the Ryito oversized sweater (above). It’s given generous sizing, with sizes to match a chest measurement from 30″ – 55″; it’s knitted up in Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend Fino, a yarn favorite among knitters.
In addition to reimagined garments with tailored shaping and construction, Carol Feller has also created short row knits for accessories, with shawl and hat patterns that will transform your wardrobe and fly off the needles in no time flat. This unique hybrid of a beret and slouch hat yields a stunning and unique hat that will have everyone begging to know where you got it from.
This book is a must have for the pattern stash – with 20 versatile designs and 160 pages of short row knits and instructions, it won’t spend much time in the bookshelf before you pull it out to knit another one of these incredibly accessible designs. Don’t miss our interview with Carol Feller – click here to check it out!
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Last updated: June 12th, 2018.