- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; 1st edition (October 28, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0312388098
- ISBN-13: 978-0312388096
- Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 0.5 x 9.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #469,940 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Country Weekend Knits: 25 Classic Patterns for Timeless Knitwear Paperback – October 28, 2008
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Top Customer Reviews
I am happily anxious to start some of the items I see here.
There are many patterns, 25 in all, consisting of ganseys, arans,fairisle and Shetland Lace, and includes men's and women's garments: pullovers, cardigans, vests, and many short sleeved summery items, which are particularly nice and wearable. The first item I will make is a beautiful gansey called Eriskay, just gorgeous. A large variety of yarns are used, and I think there is something special in here for anyone interested in hand knits.
I classify most of the patterns as classic, functional, and as pretty/handsome garments. The book is a softcover with photography that shows each item well, and everything is modelled by people who look like real people.
Very highly recommended.
One note, though, most of the patterns, except for the Fairisles and a couple of rudimentary stitch charts, have written rather than graphed directions, which suits me well, but will not please some. There are also no illustrations of pattern pieces with dimensions given, so these look more like patterns of years ago. There are some basic techniques given in the back of the book, but these are minimal.
If you don't have the older book, this one is great if you love traditional knitting -- Fair Isle, Arans, ganseys, and Shetland lace.
Edited to add: I am a little over halfway through knitting the Eriskay Gansey sweater and have found three errors so far. It is a poorly laid out pattern. The only reason I'm continuing on with the sweater is because I really, really like the design and want that sweater. When I'm finished with the sweater and know what all is wrong with the pattern, I will post again with an errata.
BTW, I couldn't find any errata online. Should anyone know of any, I sure would like to know where I can find them.
I never saw the previous version, but the patterns and colorways are beautiful. The photography is great and you
can make out the patterns easily. I can't wait to get started with a sweater or two or three from this wonderful book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is full of patterns, just the kind I was looking for. Very happy with the book.Published 13 months ago by charity knudson
While age shows in photos, these are TRUE classics I'd choose for projects in a heartbeat -- and there are at least 4 I undoubtedly will.Published 17 months ago by Knitting Customer
It has a pattern for every sweater I would like to make. The pictures are encouraging and the instructions are clear.Published on January 30, 2014 by Marilyn Taylor
As a self-taught knitter, I'm always looking to expand my knowledge and find new, small challenges to hone my knitting skills. Read morePublished on January 8, 2014 by D. J. Taylor