You can easily transform a shop-bought item or a jaded homeknit with the addition of just a trim or edging. This book is a complete library of 150 different ways to give any item an individual look. It begins with a selection of easy but effective edgings with bold points, curls and beads. Following this are dense and bold braids that will give a professional edge to a throw or blanket. There are curved and scalloped edges and a big choice of lacy trims too ending with a fabulous section of loopy and fringed finishing touches. With intricate bands for bag tops or cushions and floral additions too, there is nothing that need not be embellished with a knitted highlight. The bands are all clearly photographed in a directory you can browse and patterns are provided further on. It is an extremely clear and well-photographed book with a refresher course for basic techniques and five project ideas.
* Knit Today *
The sub-title to this soft-cover book of 128 pages is '150 designs for beautiful decorative edgings, from beaded braids to cables, bobbles and fringes'. For each of the edgings there is a photograph of a worked piece together with a picture-index to each section so yu can see the contents at a glance. The samples are even colour-coded so you can tell which chapter they belong to. This well-illustrated book is well worth a look if you would like an inexpensive source of reference.
* SlipKnot *