On the Bookshelf: The Art of Seamless Knits

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Every since I found out that Simona Merchant-Dest and Faina Goberstein teamed up for The Art of Seamless Knitting,  a collection of designs that are quick to knit and offer seamless, or near seamless, construction, I was very excited to say the very least.

I will be the first to admit that I do not like to seam knits.  My idea of perfect knitting is finding designs that are top down, bottom up or knitted in the round where seaming is not an option or at least is minimal.  If you are like me, then this book is for you!

Simona and Faina have divided their book into three sections, Lace, Cables and Texture.  While this book only contains a total of eleven projects, knitters will find one complete chapter dedicated to seamless knitting, a complete chapter dedicated to fitting knits to your body shape and type, and a how-to glossary that covers the basics, offers tips and techniques.  For me personally, the best part of this book with out a doubt is chapter one, which is an in-depth look at seamless knitting.

Here’s what designs you will find inside, all of which are classic and sophisticated, not to mention very timeless!




Knitters will find very detailed well written instructions, charts and beautiful photographs of finished garments.  The end result, if you like designs that are easy to knit, quick, and virtually seamless, then this is one you definitely want to add to your knitting library.

Be sure to also read my review on Finish-Free Knits by Kristen TenDyke, another one I highly recommended for your library.

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About the Authors:

Simona Merchant-Dest has over 28 years of experience in knitting and crochet. She has worked as a designer and project coordinator for Mission Falls Yarns and has contributed patterns to Interweave Knits and Interweave Crochet as well as numerous other popular craft books and magazines.

Faina Goberstein is a full-time professor of mathematics in Chico, California. A knitwear designer for over 45 years, she has hadpatterns featured in Interweave Knits, Knitscene, Interweave Crochet, and a variety of books. She also designs patterns for Bijou Basin Ranch, Cascade Yarns, Manos del Uruguay, and Claudia Handpainted Yarns.

Disclaimer:  This copy was provided by Interweave Press for review  and the above opinions are my own

16 thoughts on “On the Bookshelf: The Art of Seamless Knits

  1. Janet

    This book sounds like a great resource for folks, like me, who avoid seaming. I especially like the lace cardigan and cabled top. Thanks for the review, Tina.


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