Knitting from the Center Out: An Introduction to Revolutionary Knitting with 28 Modern Projects

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In Knitting from the Center Out, Daniel Yuhas teaches knitters the fascinating technique of starting a project with just a few stitches and knitting outward, in revolutions (or circles). The book features 28 mesmerizing projects, ranging from baby blankets and lace shawls to sweaters and stuffed toys, and also includes tutorials for the minimal skills required for center-out knitting, such as special cast-ons, increases, and decreases. Throughout the book are enlightening explanations of the underlying math and the architecture of the flat and dimensional shapes. Clear instructions and beautiful photography and illustrations assure that knitters of all levels and inclinations whether they are technique junkies or not will want to have this book.

Praise for Knitting From the Center Out:

Though he delivers almost thirty projects in this premiere volume, Yuhas is just warming up. We'll be hearing more from him: Someday we'll look back and say, this is the book that launched a thousand cone hats.” Vogue Knitting

It’s not often I find myself wanting to knit a whole bunch of projects from the same book, but there are plenty of things here that would be fun to explore in the knitting and that I’d enjoy wearing and using as well. I’d knit all the toys for my daughter.” About.com

Odd. Even geeky. Yet there’s no question that Portland-based revolutionary knitter Yuhas is onto something. His premise is simple: start knitting at the middle/center of the item, which he categorizes into five shapes: tubes, cones, circles, domes, and ruffles. What’s so odd? His mathematical sidebars (on Fibonacci, for instance) and a few titles in his recommended reading: Michael S. Schneider’s A Beginner’s Guide to Constructing the Universe (1994), for one.” Booklist Starred Review

His passion for the topic is apparent, and adventurous knitters will appreciate the opportunity to learn something new here.” Library Journal

Clear instructions and beautiful photography ensure that knitters of all levels and inclinations technique junkies or not will want this book.” Modern Day Moms

We love the sorting hat . . . You can be the Gryffindor of your dreams. . . . He has figured out the science . . . and we can all benefit from that.” Knitcircus podcast

So I commend Yuhas for writing a revolutionary,’ original book with lots of good new ideas that will give new and experienced knitters alike lots of challenges and pleasure. The book retails for about $28, which comes out to $1 per pattern; well worth the price. This is a Melanie Falick Book from STC Craft. I have to say, Melanie picked another winner with this one.” MyCentralJersey.com

The best part about this book was the section Tutorials.’ Hey, if you are like me and get stuck on a pattern for days, it is nice to have step by step instructions + pictures.” Sweetly Made (Just for You)

I would everyone to check it out. I like this guy [author Daniel Yuhas]. I like his voice. I felt a kinship.” Knit Knit Cafe

The patterns are killer, lovely and unusual all in one. The Half-Moon Mittens, Heel-Up Socks and Tree of Life Afghan are must knits for me. The Leaf-Yoke Sweater is so spectacular that I show the pattern to every knitter that comes to my house saying, Let’s knit this!’” Knitty.com

I was sent an advanced copy of the book Knitting from the Center Out by Daniel Yuhas and can I just say Holy Wowza! (Yeah, sometimes being a craft blogger has its perks!) This book is pretty awesome.” Smashed Peas and Carrots blog

This book should be required reading, just to expand your own knitting repertoire. The more you know and understand knitting, the e

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About the Author:

Daniel Yuhas’s work has been featured in the magazines Interweave Knits, YarnForward, and Creative Knitting; the books Fresh Designs: Scarves, The 10 Secrets of the LaidBack Knitters, Me Make Monster, and Luxury Yarn One-Skein Wonders; and online on Knitty and Knitcircus. He lives in Portland, Oregon, and regularly teaches at regional and national fiber festivals.

From Booklist:

*Starred Review* Odd. Even geeky. Yet there’s no question that Portland-based revolutionary knitter Yuhas is on to something. His premise is simple: start knitting at the middle/center of the item, which he categorizes into five shapes: tubes, cones, circles, domes, and ruffles. His tricks also seem uncomplicated, which means mastering the ins (and outs) of knitting in the round and casting on in the middle. In real-life needlework, however, it takes a bit of time to figure out the how-to’s; at the end, Yuhas does give us excellent step-by-step photographic tutorials. His nearly 30 designs are a combination of wild and winsome, matter-of-fact and magnificent, like his foxglove boa and half-moon mittens, or the sorting hat (yes, Harry Potter) and geometric shrug. Toys, accessories, sweaters, shawls, blankets, and I-cord items each include color photographs, well written-out directions (no charts for Daniel), notes about possible variations, and sketches of specific techniques or ideas. What’s so odd? His mathematical sidebars (on Fibonacci, for instance) and a few titles in his recommended reading: Michael S. Schneider’s A Beginner’s Guide to Constructing the Universe (1994), for one. --Barbara Jacobs

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