From Publishers Weekly
Want to knit a blue overcoat for your eight-year-old daughter or crochet white booties for the family's newest baby? Look no further than Atl ntida's latest, photo-packed edition of their knitting guidebook. Though there are plenty of sweaters in these glossy, full-color pages, the editors also move beyond the usual fare, offering patterns for place mats, purses, rugs, bed covers, hats, gloves, backpacks, blankets, and shawls. The 209 patterns cover every size, from babies to men. There are even mother-daughter and him-and-her sets. The book's final section provides a thorough course on the art of knitting, illustrating the basic techniques with easy-to-grasp line drawings it even explains what to do when you drop a stitch. In her Sept. 13, 1999, Publishers Weekly article on the Spanish-language book market, "Books Across the Border," Karin Kiser reported that many librarians receive requests for how-to books on crocheting. This volume part how-to, part pattern resource should fit that need. Marcela Valdes, "Cr¡ticas"
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