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"Odd Shapes, Unique & Terrific are my three descriptions of this book. Don’t be a square as Heather Lodinsky says on the back of the book. Certainly, there are no squares in this book." - All Free Crochet.com
"Heather has provided so many great ideas within this book that you are drawn into the book and realize the potential for what you can use some of the shapes for. It certainly creates excitement for both knitters and crocheters alike. This is a fabulous book for your collection when you are stumped for ideas on what to do next." - AllFreeCrochet.com
"For anyone who loves motifs and motif work, this can be a handy reference to have at ones' fingertips." - CrochetInsider.com
Heather Lodinsky has been a professional knit and crochet designer for over 15 years. Her designs have appeared in Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, Creative Knitting, KnitScene, Family Circle Knitting, and Cast On along with other knitting and crochet magazines. She is the designer of the popular "Central Park Hoodie" cardigan, which appeared in KnitScene and is one of the most popular downloads in the Interweave store. She was also included in the "Great American Afghan" in Knitter's magazine. Heather is a freelance designer for major yarn companies. She teaches classes at her local yarn shop (LYS) in Buffalo, New York, where she lives with her family.
Second, why didn't they chart the knitted motifs?
I love the most is it gives the design idea by showing combination of different motifs, which is a benefit for people who lack of creativity like me.
I have tried about 12 different motifs so far, and I found even the most complex patterns are explained very well so they are easy to follow.
Not lot of great ideas in this book, and it is very complicated. I hope there is a stitch guide as they just show one small picture and give short instructions, with no extra... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Robyn M Adams
bought this book at my neighborhood store, I did square #43 as the first square. It was easy to modify hook size and yarn size to make it measure 4 inches. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Twtywill Yarn Accessories
If I ever plan another afghan I will use this book - all shapes and forms, materials and techniques. Usefull!Published 8 months ago by N.M.Hahn
for knitters and crocheters.... your library should not be missing this book! great illustrations and directions and simple to follow.Published 17 months ago by R. Leon
Really great book! Came to me in excellent condition. I use different motifs for hats,and other project. So this one gets used,a lot.Published 22 months ago by jacqsierae
I have had this book almost 2 weeks, and I am extremely pleased with it. It is organized very well. all the motifs are arranged by shape, which makes it easy to find what you need... Read morePublished on June 19, 2012 by Kelley Blaise
I like the book I got... fortunately it was the one I ordered, but beware if the book you get doesn't look like the one you thought you ordered, it is not. Read morePublished on August 16, 2011 by Lee Brenchley
Most of the crochet motifs in this book are just a rehash of what you can find online-for free. I was hoping for that one spectacular motif that would make the book worth the cover... Read morePublished on July 23, 2011 by moonglow