Book Review: A Second Treasury of Magical Knitting

A Second Treasury of Magical Knitting by Cat Bordhi

“Hey, this looks fun!” was my thought while reading this book. I was aware of the Moebius technique but had little interest. As far as I knew, it was useful for scarves, shawls and the like. I didn’t know they could create works of art as well.

I am in love with the felted Moebius basket. There are larger variations with multiple pockets, which would be great for organizing. The felted Moebius bowls are also larger than the single basket and can even serve as beds for small-sized pets!

There are also practical sling bags and playful Jester hats/bowls. Yarn weights used in the designs vary, often for a similar design. Many projects are felted, but there are a few designed for normal knit-and-use, without felting.

Overall, Bordhi’s narrative is relaxed and accessible. This is a user-friendly book because a knitter could choose a yarn, colors, and whether to felt, and create a lovely knitted artwork. Clear photographs assist in teaching the new Moebius Cast On technique. Several techniques (using 2 circulars, i-cord bind off, etc) are described in the back of the book, but in smaller detail and photography.

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