From School Library Journal
Grade 8 Up - This sturdy book has a pleasing layout. The section "All You Need to Know" discusses materials, stitches and techniques, and problems, accompanied by helpful charts and illustrations pertaining to such matters as yarn thicknesses and labels. Instructions for scarves, hats, bags, ponchos, tank tops, and more follow, with variations. One-day ideas such as a headband or choker provide quick results. Numerous color photos, many full page, of males and females wearing the garments are included. Encouraging quotes from teens add a special touch. Back matter includes "Start Your Own Teen Knitting Club" and "Knitting for Others," with a list of suggestions for community organizations to contact. - Augusta R. Malvagno, Queens Borough Public Library, NY
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Gr. 5-9. Although Wenger's attractive hardcover (with an inside spiral binding) explains the basics of knitting, it will appeal most to children who know how to knit. The pictures showing basic procedures are too small to be useful to newcomers, and the tips for troubleshooting aren't clearly explained. The 35 projects, however, hit the mark--a variety of scarves, hats, ponchos, shells, sweaters, and even a blanket. The instructions are explicit, almost narrative in style, and they are accompanied by page references to required knitting skills. Full-page color photographs show the finished projects. Ilene CooperCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved