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Inspirational rather than practical,
This review is from: Simple Knits with a Twist: Unique Projects for Creative Knitters (Paperback)
Erika Knight's books for knitting and crocheting home accessories
Simple Knits, Simple Crochet) are beautiful, yet it's hard to recommend them if you are looking for practical how-tos. They should be regarded as inspiration and idea books really. I would even put them into the category of "Knitting (or crocheting) coffee table books". It's not that they don't have instructions - they do. The problem is, that the instructions are a bit too abbreviated or even a bit slapdash for true beginners, but the actual projects are too basic for the more experienced knitter. The projects in this book for example almost all use either simple stockinette or garter stitches. Shaping is very basic too. The sole exception is the chair cover
That being said, this book is just lovely to look at, and quite inspirational. And if you decide to tackle any of the projects they turn out beautifully. The caveat with simple designs such as these is that they really bring focus to the quality of the yarns you use - meaning, they rather shout out for the expensive (brand) yarns that are used.