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Folk Vests: 25 Knitting Patterns & Tales From Around the World (Folk Knitting series) Paperback – October 1, 2002
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From Library Journal
Vests have long been a favorite garment of knitters because they are fun to make, comfortable to wear, and easier to knit than garments with sleeves that must be carefully fitted to the wearer. Oberle is a knitwear designer and popular workshop teacher whose designs often appear in popular knitting magazines such as Interweave Knits. This book, like her earlier Folk Shawls, is a compilation of patterns based on the folk wear traditions of Europe (Scotland, Germany, Ireland, Scandinavia, Switzerland, and England), Asia (Nepal, Japan, and China), Africa, and the Americas. The 25 vest patterns each include background information about textile traditions of the country or region, a full-page photo of the garment, a materials list, and complete instructions. Avid knitters will have difficulty deciding which of these elegant vests to knit first: the beautiful Sari Silk Vest from Nepal, the "Many Buttoned Vest" in the German tradition, or the African-inspired Kasai Vest with its wealth of Fair Isle motifs. Warmly recommended for textile collections and public libraries.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.
"A useful book for all of us. Knitters can make the design as is or adapt it." - Knitting Knutz
"The versatility of these vests is matched only by the diversity of the patterns that adorn them..." - Knit 'N Style
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Versatile, unique designs.
Accurate, easy to follow instructions.
Great photographs and clear illustrations.
Nice little stories.
For me, one thing is missing, and that's the reason for 4 stars:
I am missing a separate drawing/sketch, listing the actual measurements of each design for each size. Many times, I do not use the recommended yarn weight and/or adapt the pattern to my bodily features, then I have to plow through the entire instructions, in order to find the appropriate measurements and adjust the different gauge/feature to the pattern. Not hard, but time consuming and annoying.
25 little drawings which tell me how long and wide the body is, how tall and wide the armhole is, and the book would be perfect.
Nevertheless, the book is a well of inspiration.
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Book arrived on time and in excellent condition.