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Reviewed by Joshua Soule for Readers' Favorite
Marina Molo's 50 Shades of Stitches is a well-crafted guide for a wide variety of knitting patterns and techniques. It absolutely accomplishes its goal with an array of patterns ranging in style and complexity that anyone can benefit from. Author Marina Molo has provided pictures as a reference to compare your stitching with that of the professional. A photo index at the beginning of the book eliminates the need to scroll through pages looking for the specific pattern you want. Molo’s 50 Stages of Stitches contains unique and beautiful patterns to use for creating your knitwear, which undoubtedly is the result of the author’s extensive experience in teaching hand knitting.
I began 50 Shades of Stitches with my intention being only reading; however, the interesting patterns made me want to try them out and even share them with family and friends. Marina Molo’s skills and experience in teaching knitting becomes evident immediately; she has delivered a quality product in 50 Shades of Stitches that anyone interested in knitting will benefit from. Though I personally would have liked to see a few more images and illustrations, the ones that are provided are quality and a good determining factor to show if you are doing the technique correctly. Whether for hats or scarves, sweaters or more, 50 Shades of Stitches will be an excellent guide for unique and quality patterns. Seeing as this is Volume 1 - Popular Ribbing, there will be more volumes coming soon to better broaden your technique and create even more beautiful wearable works of art.