Book Review: The Knitter’s Dictionary

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I’ve been knitting for about seven years and have amassed my share of books. I am excited to add The Knitter’s Dictionary: Knitting Know-How from A to Z from Interweave to my shelves. As a person who transitioned to knitting from crochet, I have always felt that there was something missing in my knitting education but this book helps to answer some of the questions that usually come up when I am working my way through a pattern.


Kate Atherley manages to share bite sized info that makes sense and is helpful without superfluous extras. Such as what a gusset is (page 53), hat styles (page 55) and the parts of a mitten (page 75). Other books I have turned to for help when crafting can be a bit daunting. Chapters on a technique that offer great information but is overwhelming for a knitting who is unfamiliar with the terminology. With this book, I felt like my questions were answered in a clear and concise way.

The book will be available October of 2018 and I have found myself thumbing through the pages, and reading through techniques that I use and thought myself familiar with. This fits into my project bag and is my new go to source. Although I was sent a copy of The Knitter’s Dictionary: Knitting Know-How from A to Z for review, I will happily purchase the final book for myself and for fellow knitters.

About Kate:

Kate is the Managing Technical Editor of and wrote the book Custom Socks: Knit to Fit Your Feet from Interweave Press.  Her first book, “Beyond Knit & Purl” was praised as the 21st century’s answer to “Knitting for Anarchists“, offering a thorough but beginner-friendly way to build your knitting skills and knowledge.  Her latest book, “Pattern Writing for Knit Designers, is the industry’s first guide specifically written to help knit designers of all levels create easy-to-follow, high quality knitting patterns. It’s been called a “game-changer” and a “must-have” by
designers and magazine editors. Known for her attention to detail in her patterns and classes, Kate regularly teaches at stores and events across North America, including Interweave KnitLab and Yarn Fest and Vogue Knitting Live. Her work has appeared in many books and magazines.


r’s note: I was sent a copy of The Knitter’s Dictionary: Knitting Know-How from A to Z for review but all thoughts are my own. Affiliate links are used in this post. If you click through the link and make a purchase I will make a small commission. 


I am mom, daughter, sister, yarn lover, word lover, crazy cat lady and library chick. Find me with book or with hook and a hot cuppa.

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