- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Interweave; First Edition edition (October 1, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1596680334
- ISBN-13: 978-1596680333
- Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 8.5 x 0.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 32 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,081,919 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Best of Interweave Knits Paperback – October 1, 2007
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"An inspiring spectrum of styles and innovative designs." - KLIATT
"Careful attention to the details sets these designs apart, elevating them to classics that just beg to be knit and enjoyed." - Monsters and Critics.com
"This beautiful book makes much loved patterns easier to find...These patterns are eye candy." - About.com Guide to Knitting
"The chosen pieces, never flashy, are noteworthy in their wearability and knitterly attributes." - Yarn Market News
"This is a fine collection of patterns. And, even better, the patterns are interwoven with exhaustive technique pages." ― The News & Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina)
"A fabulous collection." - The Detroit News
"Timeless designs...plenty to inspire." - Bangor Daily News
"A classic...the designs won't go out of style anytime soon and the technical information will always endure." - Knit Together
About the Author
Ann Budd is an editor and former managing editor of Interweave Knits. She is the author of Getting Started Knitting Socks, The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns, and The Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns, and the coauthor of Bag Style, Lace Style, and Wrap Style. She lives in Boulder, Colorado. Pam Allen is the editor in chief of Interweave Knits and the author of Knitting for Dummies, and the coauthor of Lace Style, Scarf Style, and Wrap Style. Her designs have been published in many magazines and were featured in Knitting in America. She lives in Portland, Maine.
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At first I was irritated by the "how to knit" sections between patterns, but when I read them it turned out they were detailed, far beyond basics and well worth reading and keeping at hand.
I am not a subscriber of Interweave Knits (much though I would love to) so I haven't seen the patterns before. I don't understand people complaining the book is just a repetition of the magazines - title says it, doesn't it?
To sum up: a beautiful books with beautiful patterns and great technical advice: what else could you want?
I have only been knitting for a few years, but find that there are lots of patterns that I would be able make. The book offers a range of patterns that include "scarves, stoles, cardigans, pullovers, vests, jackets, tops, and totes". These include classic to newer designs from the first 10 years of Interweave Knits Magazine. The patterns also include diagrams, and most (but not all) of them are charted. If you are knitting for other people, there are patterns to fit every personality. Whether you stick to the pattern or choose to modify it, I believe that you will be very happy.
To my surprise, (I didn't know before opening it), there is more than patterns in this book. Besides great patterns from the first 10 years, there are technique pages also. These are the "Beyond the Basics" articles from the magazine. Each section is based on articles written by designers and include illustrations. These 11 sections are placed conveniently near the related pattern. For example, the Beyond The Basics: Knitted Lace is placed with the Icarus Shawl and the Forest Path Stole. Any time that you find yourself needing help, it will be close at hand.
Over all if you like the Interweave Knits magazine, (but haven't been a subscriber from day one) or just like classic patterns you will appreciate this book. With designs for knitting your first sweater to working fair isle and others, there something for everyone in this book.
**NOTE: Please do keep in mind the title of the book "Favorite Designs from the First 10 Years". This means that if you have been a subscriber to the magazine for a long time, you will have all of these patterns and articles already. I have seen other reviews were this was a complaint.
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I am not this good at knitting but I learn something from the book every time I open it.Read more
Many patterns from Interweave's Magazines, with a lot of explanations.
I loved it.