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Weekend Knitting: 50 Unique Projects and Ideas Paperback – March 1, 2009
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Nevertheless, the book did force me to grow into a pretty good knitter in an extremely short space of time. I also learned about the folly of substituting yarns without testing and careful reading. I have made several of the flower washcloths--they make simply wonderful gifts, no matter what age or gender you are--the berkshire sweater, which was sort of a disaster because I changed both needles and yarn and basically doubled the numbers in the pattern (it's wearable but sort of strange-looking), the pillow, with a cheap cotton instead of silk/cashmere (!) as suggested, the lap blanket, the mohair camisole, and a few pairs of the fingerless mitts.
The book is good if, like I said, you have unlimited time and money to spend on knitting, or are a good substituter, and if you like the unique projects in the book. Some of the projects seem unnecessarily complicated (brioche in the round? for an ordinary hat?), and some are just silly (a hemp cardigan? for a baby?), but it has lovely pictures, and if you knit the projects correctly, they come out exactly as picture-perfect as the ones in the photos.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I loved this book. Not only were there several great patterns I want to try, but also sections of fun things to try whether you're knitting it not: reading, movies, hot chocolate,... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Josetta Caudill
Easy to understand instructions. Great projects for making something in a short time for those of us impatient knitters who can't take on big, overwhelming projects!Published 4 months ago by Jennifer Pollock, CRS, Keller Williams Downtown Denver, CO Realty
I was a beginner when I bought this and all the terms went right over my head! Grab a dictionary of you don't know your knitting lingo!Published 8 months ago by DSGosha
I'd be willing to get this if amazon offered it for one cent because I know I'd have to rip out a number of pages that are offensive to me such as the Harry Potter quotes and so... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Joomi Lee
Finger puppets and fingerless mitts are hardly worth the price for this book. I took it out at the library and still felt cheated.Published 12 months ago by Luther-sMom
easy to read patterns for intermediate knitter.. awesome pictures and best mitten pattern ever..Published 13 months ago by Nick Nickerson