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Hip Knits: 65 Easy Designs from Hot Designers (Better Homes & Gardens) Paperback – August 12, 2004


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Product Details

  • Series: Better Homes & Gardens
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Better Homes and Gardens (August 12, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 069622092X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0696220920
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 0.5 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,674,185 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I saw it and fell in love with it at first sight!
Busy crafter
The patterns were boring, not very 'hip' and too easy, even for me.
Pippi
This is the best knitting book I have purchased in a long time.
KnitPiggy

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45 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Megan E. Mueller on August 25, 2004
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I love knitting books, and every time a new one comes out, I buy it. It's been a few months since any new knitting books have been released, so I was excited to see this one, and of course, bought it. I have been very disappointed by the projects in this book. The majority are simply ugly sack sweaters, with a few scarves, and, despite the title of the book, quite a few crochet projects. The only remotely redeeming quality of this book was the baby knits, which were actually kind of cute. Look through it before you purchase, if you get the chance.
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By xiuh on September 27, 2004
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Definitely disappointed with the projects in this book. They're anything but "hip." Most are shapeless, overly simplified patterns. Even beginners can work something more interesting than the projects in this book. While there are a couple of cute items, it's definitely not worth the expenditure. You can find better in knitting magazines or on any of the many sites offering free patterns.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Brittany on September 9, 2004
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I just received this book in the mail today and had a chance to look through. I love most knitting books, but this one is not nearly as "hip" as they make it out to be. My first clue was that most of the patterns call for acrylic yarn (not there is anything wrong with acrylic yarn), which is not the sign of a cutting edge knitting book. Secondly, there is no nice way to say this, the patterns are ugly. Most of them have very little shaping and most knitters do not need to buy a $20 pattern book that only calls for knitting big rectangles together. Basically, save your money and buy a Phildar or Rebecca magazine instead.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By may-queen on September 12, 2006
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Yes, some of the patterns in here are a little, um, NOT-hip. But I've seen my fill of knitting books with patterns for skull wrist bands, crocheted bikinis, finger puppets, water-bottle cozies, etc.

I like the simple patterns. Especially the baby/kids patterns. In fact, I've used one pattern in this book for a baby sweater like 6 times. Everyone loves them! And yes, some of the adult sweaters are boxy, but there are several that are not.

My main complaint about this book is the way it's laid out. I don't like how one thing runs into another. I find that a little distracting when I'm trying to follow a pattern. But otherwise, I think this is a good book, especially for an advanced beginner, and defintely worth the money. I'm an intermediate knitter, and I still find value in the book.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Peony on October 7, 2004
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This book has a few nice, classic projects for the whole family using yarns that you can find easily. It includes projects for scarves, sweaters, a bolero jacket, bags and vests. I would not call most of them 'hip', but I might have a different idea of what hip is. I do not think it is geared toward a 20-something wanting to make projects for herself and her 20-something friends. There are plenty of other books out there that have more projects geared toward this group that are better.

I am a new 20-something knitter and I understand the knitting instructions fairly well. It always gives you the skill level for each project. It also has a short techniques reference in the back for knitting and crocheting. What I don't like about Better Homes and Gardens books like this one is that they have too many pages where they just show models wearing the projects. I like pictures of projects, but I don't need 2-3 pages of pictures for one project. They could have added another 65 projects if so many picture pages were not included. Overall, it is not one of my favorite books, but it is also not a complete waste.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Pippi on November 20, 2004
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I am a relatively new and young knitter, and the title caught my eye. But I ended up returning the book. The patterns were boring, not very 'hip' and too easy, even for me. I guess I should have known, as it was compiled by Better Homes and Gardens, which has a very staid idea of hip, it seems. Not recommended.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A. Vegan on September 2, 2006
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If you are new to knitting, I do not recommend picking up this book. Hip Knits features 65 easy projects from hot designers. With gorgeous color photos and easy step instructions, you'll find fun and trendy patterns for projects for the whole family ... babies, kids, men and women. From terrific tanks to cozy cardigans, shawls and great guy gear, vests, hats, caps, mittens, and so much more. This terrific book is geared toward the intermediate knitter. A great gift idea!

If you're a new knitter, look for a book called Stitch & Bitch.. it's much better and has great patterns for all levels.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Lois Lain VINE VOICE on September 7, 2006
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Every time I go into the craft store with my 40 percent off coupon and see this book, I pick it up and leaf through it. But even at 40 percent off, there aren't enough interesting patterns in here to make it worth the cost.

The patterns definitely aren't hip, unless perhaps you were born before the invention of aluminum needles and are unfamiliar with the Internet.

Save your money -- you can do much better.
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