How about another review+giveaway this week?! This time, I’ll take a look at The Art of Slipped Stitch Knitting by Faina Goberstein and Simona Merchant-Dest.

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The Art of Slip-Stitch Knitting: Techniques, Stitches, Projects
By Faina Goberstein and Simona Merchant-Dest
Interweave/F+W; $26.99

Wow! This book has it all. The first chapter is All about Slip-Stitch Knitting and covers everything from how to make a variety of slipped stitches, tips on color and yarn choice, to help designing with slip-stitch patterns. Four more chapters investigate a variety of types of slip-stitches and offer 16 beautiful patterns. Each of these chapters starts with a stitch dictionary and ends with a handful of patterns using this type of stitch.

Traditional slip-stitch patterns contains simple color work and an expected array of lovely patterns. I especially love the Kromka hoodie. Vibrant blue edges enliven this classic piece.


Woven explores the floaty side of slip-stitches. Here the floats are used as design elements and wow do they pop! I need this awesome Gobelen bag in my life.


Fancy is my favorite chapter. I love the look of some of these more involved stitch patterns. Slip-stitch cables and lace…mmm. The opening project is Nebo, my favorite from the book. Understated and beautiful, this pattern has all the little details I love about sweaters.


Reversible stitches, while not identical on both sides, have two sides equally pleasing, yet different. Here my favorite pattern is the Siska Hat. I’m amazed that the inside looks so good! It’s like getting two hats in one.


Win This Book!

Want to explore this wonderful book too? Leave a comment below telling me which pattern from The Art of Slip-Stitch Knitting (rav link) you like the best! I’ll pull a winner next Wednesday, October 7th!

9 thoughts on “Review + Giveaway: The Art of Slip-Stitch Knitting

  1. Nebo is the pattern I’d choose. I love the pattern in the sleeves and the slipped stitches in the cabling is classic. Such a beautiful sweater that will be in style year after year. 🙂

  2. I’ve really like the effects of slip stitch and have used it for fingerless gloves and socks, but I’ve never seen the woven side before. Wow! I would love to try the Gobelen bag! Thank you so much for the opportunity.

  3. I would have to say that Nebo is my favorite. Thanks for sharing the review of the book. It really looks amazing! Holding to get my hands on a copy soon! Thanks for the chance to win.

  4. I love the color work in to Gobelen bag. I love trying t select great colorways. I also really like the Nebo sweater. All that texture!!
    thanks for the chance to winn a copy of these wonderful patterns.

  5. I love the Svitani pullover, the stitch design and color work provide a lot of wow factors.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  6. I love the Gobelen bag! The varieties of slip stitch patterns cascade down the bag in horizontal rows. These rows give great texture and beauty to the bag. It would be really fun to knit this bag and to learn all the information in this book.

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