Measure Twice, Knit Once …

I love books! I always have and always will.  Knitting books are even better and I am always looking for the next book to add to my knitting library. Yes, a knitting library. There are books that I find intriguing because of a special technique, or vividly colored photos and some of special interest to me personally. Then there are books that I think are absolutely essential in order to develop my skill in the craft of knitting. This review is about such a book …

Made To Measure … knit a perfect fit every time by Deborah Newton

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I promise you that in no time at all, this will become one of your favorite knitting books. It’s essential for one simple reason – we’re all different shapes and sizes! How frustrated have you been when you’re seen a garment and thought, WOW – only to realize that there weren’t any instructions on how to make it in your size? Or you wanted to change the neckline? Or make the sleeves longer? Or would rather a raglan sleeve instead of set-in or vica versa? This is actually part of the reason I started knitting in the first place!! I wish Deborah had written this book when I first started knitting!!

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This book is full of concise explanations and diagrams to guide you to making that next garment fit YOU perfectly. It’s a must have tool whether you’re adjusting a pattern you already have or designing something yourself from scratch. Deborah calls on her years of extensive experience in garment design to expertly teach you how to choose and make garments that fit and flatter.

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Regardless of your body height/type/shape you’ll be able to make a custom fit garment that fits you like a glove!

There’s also a section on tips and sample projects with something that’s sure to appeal to you!

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If you’ve ever wanted to make something for yourself and be assured that it would fit in the end, this is a must have book for you! If you’ve ever picked up your needles and a pattern and thought “what if I could make this in my size” … this book is for you! If you’ve ever wanted to know how things are made so you can customize something in the way you wanted, this book is for you! If you’ve ever picked up your needles, yarn, and a pattern and had to make something a specific size, this book is for you!

As I mentioned in my previous post, Deborah Newton has generously donated a copy of this book to be given away! Soooo, that’s what we’re going to do!  I will be giving this copy away to someone in our Close Knit Community! If you haven’t joined it yet (it’s free and keeps you in the loop on lots of cool things in the knitting world – like this), you have until Monday midnight (PST) to join. Here’s the link … Close Knit Community! I’ll use a random number generator to pick a winner and announce it in my blog post on Tuesday. If you don’t win it, you should definitely check it out and/or get yourself a copy! I can’t tell you how invaluable my copy is to me! The link above will take you to the Amazon page where you can get yours or check with your LYS to see if they have on their shelves.

I would like to personally thank Deborah not only for donating a copy of this to give away, but also for writing it in the first place!



Huge hugzzz 😎

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  1. Well, I can’t say my knitting library will ever match yours, but for me – hard copy is the way to go. Thanks for the review!

  2. I have to get that book!

  3. Steven, you are a man after my own heart! I too love books and also have a library of knitting books. Howevvvver I can always make room for one more 😀 as you do. We knitters can never have too many. Thank you for this…I will certainly check it out.

    Happy knitting
    South Kilkenny

  4. You’re welcome Sandra – and I’m sure you’re going to love it!
    Huge hugzzz 😎

  5. You’re welcome Susan!!
    Hugzzz 😎

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