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Product Details

  • Series: Vogue Knitting
  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Sixth&Spring Books (June 30, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1573890294
  • ISBN-13: 978-1573890298
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.9 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #511,781 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Library Journal

Included in every issue of Vogue Knitting magazine since its rebirth in 1982 are "Very Easy, Very Vogue" designs--knitwear patterns designed to make it possible for even the beginning knitter to make stylish garments in a relatively short period of time. This collection of designs, many from well-known designers like Norah Gaughan, Christian de Falbe, and Lily Chin, will appeal to the beginning as well as to the experienced knitter who would like to start a fall sweater that is actually finished in time for the season. The updated patterns include substitute yarns for those specified in the original patterns and no longer available. Some patterns are for quick, big-needle knits, while others cut knitting time with simple styling and finishing. Recommended for public libraries, especially those catering to a young, hip readership.
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

New York, NY

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Trisha Malcolm is the Editorial Director for Vogue Knitting Magazine, and has edited many books under the Sixth&Spring imprint. She's been an avid knitter since the age of 4, and after a brief stint as a high school teacher, became an editor at magazines including McCall's Needlework & Craft and Family Circle Easy Knitting.

Customer Reviews

I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys classic knitted designs.
Beachbug
I have other Vogue knitting books and love the illustrations, pictures and easy to follow instructions.
Adeline317
Unlike most menswear patterns, I think your real-life guy might actually wear these.
Jennifer Dickinson

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

48 of 48 people found the following review helpful By K. Churn on May 30, 2001
Format: Hardcover
I am a librarian who has the opportunity to read the reviews of books before they are actually available to the public. I insisted that our library have this book. It was a wonderful choice. New knitters and advanced knitters, such as myself, kept this title in circulation for months. In fact, I checked it out so often that I finally broke down and bought my own copy. The patterns are not only easy and quick to make, but they are classic. The styles will be forever current. I've loved the Vogue Knitting magazine for years and bought them strictly for the easy patterns. It is nice to be able to make something lovely on a limited time schedule. Finding the appropriate yarns will be a problem for those of us who aren't down the street from a nice yarn shop, but I don't think that there will be any problems making substitutions if one is careful about using the gauges. All in all, I felt no guilt purchasing this book to go along with the thousands (literally) of patterns I've collected over the years. I highly recommend this title to anyone who loves to knit.
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65 of 67 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 3, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I bought this book mail-order without previewing it first but it was a really good purchase. Unlike many pattern books, this book has quite a few patterns that I would like to try. All the patterns are from old Vogue Knitting issues, some as old as 18 years ago but are truly classic and still quite chic looking in some cases. Also even though the title says "easy" knits they are not all of the genre of bulky yarn and big needles; rather the styles are simple and with nice clean lines. There is a good variey of yarn types used and knits for any season. If you are looking for a pattern book with simple classic designs I would recommend this book over the recent book "Simply Beautiful Sweaters", which is more expensive and does not have the variety and sheer content of this book.
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47 of 47 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 28, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I bought this book along with VOGUE KNITTING, which is an amazingly helpful reference book! I wanted to knit, but no one in my family ever had, so I had no clue. These books are really easy to understand and I am now an active (though novice) knitter. Every sweater in this book is attractive, and I wish I could make them all! The directions are easy to understand, so a beginner like me isn't terrified.
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40 of 42 people found the following review helpful By "crmiller6" on June 19, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Like all the Vogue Knitting books, _Very Easy Knits_ begins with a really excellent set of instructions, combining the necessary detail (a half-page list of knitting terms and abbreviations) with a conciseness which does wonders to prevent the beginning knitter from feeling overwhelmed. One should note that unlike the Vogue Knitting on the Go series, this one does not offer diagrams and instructions on how to knit (knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, binding off, and so on), instead assuming that the reader is already familiar with these basic techniques.
Like the Vogue Knitting magazines in which these patterns first appeared, each of the garments is photographed in vivid color. The photographs, unlike those in many knitting books and magazines (sad to say), represent a very productive compromise between the knitter's desire to see what the knitted fabric actually looks like, and the fashion photographer's desire to make the finished piece look, well, as fashionable as possible. No soft-focus shots here, thankfully.
Yet these patterns, some dating back to the early '80s, utilize the original magazine photographs, and the hairstyles, makeup, and accessories often accentuate just how dated the styles have become. While some are fairly timeless in their simplicity, others, like the scoop-back crop top and the drop-shoulder striped pullover (paired with a long pleated white skirt!), are almost embarrassingly outdated. Moreover, while this may be my own strong reaction to some of the designs, some of the more recent pieces, even those from, say, 1997, are already showing signs of heading down the same path.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Cindy Brown on January 17, 2002
Format: Hardcover
This is a very fine book with lots of: nice patterns, great pictures, good instructions & materials list. However, I wouldn't call it "very easy knits." Most of the patterns in this book require a lot of shaping (multiple increases/decreases, stitch holders, etc.). If you are new to knitting, this can be difficult. There are just a few easy/beginning patterns, but most I would classify in the intermediate to advanced skill level.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 29, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Whether you are a beginner or a more experienced knitter, you should definitely have this book in your collection! Even an expert needs the more immediate gratification of a project that can be done in a fairly short period of time. The instructions are clear, both original and substitute yarns are included, and many of the designs are truly timeless. The rating of different kinds of yarn and advice on making substitutions are really helpful, especially if you're like me (I tend to use yarns other than the ones specified in the instructions) and you want to make a garment that is not overly complicated yet truly unique.
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