Creative Industries product review of Maker’s workbook – knitting

Hello peeps! I hope that you are all doing well.

This week’s blog post is a review of Maker’s Workbook – Knitting version.

Creative Industry Creative Industry specialises in making items for crafters, as well as selling Patterntrace a tracing paper-like item that’s easy to trace your sewing projects with. It’s made from sustainable Abaca fibres so it’s more structured and doesn’t rip easily like regular tracing paper, and it acts more like material so it’s easier to manipulate. Plus, it can be used to make your project first, so you don’t make a mistake with your expensive fabric.

Now onto the review! The book arrived with these cool cards attached inside. Which can be used as bookmarks.

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The book is divided into four sections: projects, designing, planning, and reference.

Projects

The first page has a contents page, so you can easily see which projects you have in the book. Then the next part is 25 pages for your projects. Each project page has all the information you will need for your project as well as some fab knitting mantras on each page.

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Designing

The planning pages are graph like pages for your drawings of your future projects/designs.

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Planning

The planning pages are in two sections, the first section is a stash list where you can make notes of your yarn, colour and dye lot numbers, length and where you bought it from. The second section is projects in waiting, this is where you can make notes of the pattern, the yarn requirements i.e., the type and amount of yarn needed for the project, and haberdashery requirements that you may need.

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Reference

The first part is a needle inventory, where you can write which type and size needle you will need either for your project, or you can make a note of which needles you already own. Then when you plan your next project you will be able to see if you need to buy anything before you start. This is very handy for me as I have loads of needles stored in different places then I can never remember either where I have put them, or if I have the correct size needle to begin with.

Next is a list of common abbreviations that are used in knitting.

Then there’s a yarn table that explains the weight of each yarn, its ply, and its wraps per inch.

Finally, there’s a table of common cast on and cast-off methods.

On the back cover is a ruler from 0-20cm and 0-13.7 inches.

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I found the book useful and easy to use and although I’ve only done one project, I think I will use this for many projects to come. I personalised the back section of mine to include extra pattern notes and my yarn labels for each project. When I design other knitting projects in the future, I will use the appropriate section for my designing.

I added my own spin on the book too by making a pocket to store either extra pattern notes and/or my yarn labels in it. I made it from some cute fabric, and it works well. Next time, I will make it square though as it will hold my stuff more effectively, but I was tired when I made it and it went a bit awry!

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Fiona has graciously offered readers of this post a 10% discount on any product on their website by using the code: wittiknitty

There is no expiry date so it can be used at any time. 😊

Here is a video link about the product: https://t.co/cgQEuHY9Tp

Many thanks to Fiona for letting me review this product that I’ve had fun with!

Thanks for reading! Feel free to share, do make the most of the discount. 😊

Sarah.

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