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Sally Melville Styles


I imagine many of you are familiar with Sally Melville. She is an innovative knitting designer/writer/teacher from Ontario, Canada. Maybe you've even been among the fortunate people who have attended her classes and workshops.


The book Styles (ISBN 0-9646391-4-9) was published in 1998 by XRX (Knitter's Magazine).


It is mainly a book about working through your leftovers and "stash" to create something beautiful. She uses artistry and creativity to develop ideas and designs from single balls that she's bought on sale...with no idea of what it would be used for in the future.

Sally talks about how to separate your stash and catalog it so that you know what you have in your closets and drawers. She teaches the color wheel and how to put colors together for the most pleasing effect.


The chapters are entitled:
First Considerations
Good ol' Garter
Simple Fairisle
Not-Your-Usual Intarsia
Tweed Stitch Square
Tweed Stitch with Cables
Knitting as Warp


A total of 27 projects for men, women, and children that will make your mouth drop open. Such wonderful use of color...that is what inspired me most! The book ends with basic pattern drafting. In my opinion, every knitter should have a copy of this book in their personal library. Thanks Sally for this wonderful resource!


reviewed by Carol Hurt

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