Book Review -” knit notes”

I recently acquired a copy of “knit notes” by Nadine Curtis. I was really excited to get this one. It’s not so much a book as a workbook. It’s a beautifully arranged place for designers of all experience levels to document the creative process.


I thought I would plug in one of my own designs,  Danni’s Gloves, just to see how it looked.


I love it! The spot to include your inspiration is, well, how can I say this? Inspired!

Yarn samples can be attached to holes that you punch (it shows you where). There is a spot below that for a gauge swatch. An area to sketch out your plan is on the adjacent page, but if you need graph paper for charting, she’s thought of that too near the back of the book. My schematic is not super accurate because I’m doing this after the fact. It will be better on my next design…


Turn the page and you find a place to write out the pattern and attach a photo of the finished product. I’ve added my Mitts as well, even though there was not a space designated for them.

I have a tendency to make my notes on bits of paper scattered all over the house. This has caused me problems on more than one occasion. Now, especially with the thoughtful addition of an elastic band that holds the book closed, I shouldn’t loose anything – or at least not so much!


The journal like, covered spiral bound book has a hard cover featuring an enticing drawer, overflowing with yummy yarns. Just the thing to get you in the mood to knit something! Even the inside cover is inspiring.

The book also includes helpful pages of common abbreviations, yarn sizes and sweater types.


The section explaining how to take accurate measurements (from your head down to your toes!) is particularly useful. It’s followed up by a listing of Standard Measurements and a place to record your own sizes along with those of some of your friends.


There is even a pattern for you to knit!

I’m very pleased with the content and the quality of this book. You can find it online and in many retail stores across the country.

Published by sixth&springbooks.

The author, Nadine Curtis, founder of  Be Sweet yarn company is committed to making a difference. A portion of the profits are donated to educational development programs in South Africa. Gotta love that too!


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