Sunday 9 July 2006

Book ~ "Learn to Knit" - Sue Whiting (2005)

From ~ A newcomer to knitting will welcome a true beginner's first book--especially if it can turn a them into a practiced knitter in the course of its pages. The overview of needles and fibers quickly leads to an introduction to needles, yarns, and stitches, from learning to follow patterns to putting on finishing touches. Of course, you learn quickest when you practice your techniques with rewarding projects, so you get to take on attractive projects immediately. Start with a pot holder, cushion cover, and tea cozy. Move up to a baby slipover, crib blanket, and girl's bolero. Soon you'll be finishing gift-quality wool and cotton cardigans, cotton and raglan sweaters, boot socks, wool gloves--even a handsome unisex V-neck sweater!

I've been knitting for 25 years and this is definitely not a book for beginners! I found it confusing and the explanations aren't done very well.

And though the projects sound cool, they don't put full pix of most of them and the pix are artistic but hazy. There was an afghan I was interested in but they only showed a small small piece of it and it was artistically out of focus :(

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