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Twinkle's Town & Country Knits: 30 Designs for Sumptuous Living Hardcover – September 16, 2008


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Potter Craft (September 16, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307346129
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307346124
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,371,646 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

WENLAN CHIA launched Twinkle in Fall 2000 with a collection of colorful and exuberant handknit sweaters and accessories. After Twinkle’s debut at the Gen Art Fresh Faces Fashion show in 2002, the line has been a success on the runway each season at Seventh on Sixth Fashion Week in New York. Chia has won major awards and nominations from the fashion industry and was also selected as one of Spring's Leading Ladies—a group of five notable designers—by Vogue magazine.

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Customer Reviews

Lots of patterns, great photos and step by step instructions.
M. Herenu
I will review again if I find more errors or, hopefully, no more errors in any other patterns I attempt.
V. Pantalone
The book is beautifully done with charming photos and I love the horse, too.
SweetMarie123

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

40 of 48 people found the following review helpful By xoxonikki on November 9, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I love wenlan's designs. why the one star? because when I wrote the company to have them explain a major directional problem in the patterns and got royally blown off by some flunky and told to obtain the errata (that doesn't exist) by "contacting Classic Elite". Ummmmm, did classic elite write the book???? oh, new to me. Maybe that's what she does, is draw a sweater and call classic elite to actually write the pattern.

This behavior is in stark contrast to the lovely and wonderful Teva Durham (Loop-d-Loop: More than 40 Novel Designs for Knitters) who personally talked to me on the phone when I found an stitch issue in one of her patterns. She explained to me why she had to condense her patterns and walked me through the error and profusely appologized (which I wasn't expecting) This is someone who really CARES about her patterns and reputation. What a wonderful person. But Wenlan's company??? after I asked for clarification of some very VAGUE instructions (mid pattern, she jumps off to a chart that makes no sense with columns that aren't properly labeled, and doesn't explain where to place decreases) and when you write back to ask for clarification (not errata) they never even respond. Too bad, cuz no more money for you, ms. chia. U need to do a little better than that. go on, u took my money and ran, oo oo ooo
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By V. Pantalone on July 17, 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
In fairness, since I've only attempted one pattern so far, I give 2 stars. But, I've already found 3 errors in that first pattern and that doesn't bode well for rest of the book. I've tried to find an errata, but one doesn't seem to exist. Wenlan's designs are, for the most part, not appealing to me and not even flattering on the models, but there are five that I would consider making and two that I really love, so I bought the book.

If you do decide to buy this book for the Metropolitan Diary Skirt, as I did; here are my errata:

1) there is a minor error in the description of sssk in the back of the book: sssk (slip, slip, slip, knit), slip next 3 stitches one at a time knitwise, insert the left-hand needle into BOTH (this should read ALL THREE) stitches as if to knit, knit those three stitches together - creates a right leaning decrease.

2) there is a much more damaging error on page 57 describing the Dec Rnd. Each round is based on 2 bookended blocks of 6(7,7),5,4,5,6(7,7) stitches for a total of 48(56,56) stitches. The instructions for the Dec Rnd leave out instructions for the second set of 6(7,7) stitches bookending each block. Since these are merely knitted the first time, I assume they are to be knitted the second time as well since the pattern is symetrical.

3) the same error was made in the description on page 57 of the Bias Rnd. The final 6(7,7) stitches of the pattern should be knitted.

I will review again if I find more errors or, hopefully, no more errors in any other patterns I attempt.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A. Ferris on January 5, 2012
Format: Hardcover
I have had this book for about a year and finally purchased the $100 worth of yarn to do the black turtle neck sweater that adorns the cover. The pattern was poorly written (and I'm an experienced knitter) and the sizing was WAY off. I'm a typical size M but decided to make the L just in case and it BARELY fit around my mid section. Great patterns in style and theory but terribly written and sized. I wish I could return the book.
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By SweetMarie123 on December 13, 2013
Format: Hardcover
LOVE this book and cant wait to start some of the patterns. Super chunky, bright fun and FAST knitting. The book is beautifully done with charming photos and I love the horse, too. A pleasure to look at even if you don't knit!!!
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By Lou Hooper on May 18, 2013
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Lots of fun patterns, easy to follow. Grand daughters in their twenties loved the cool designs.
Not your Granma's usual knits.
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By Amazon Customer on February 10, 2012
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this book has some great quick knits. however the patterns are a bit strange and I had to modify many of them to get them to fit right. oh well that's what Ravelry is for. :p
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