- File Size: 32393 KB
- Print Length: 144 pages
- Publisher: Potter Craft (November 19, 2013)
- Publication Date: November 19, 2013
- Sold by: Random House LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00D0OR56U
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,356,763 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Learn to Knit, Love to Knit Kindle Edition
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So far my only quibble with the book is that the yardages for the patterns are not listed. It tells you how many balls of the suggested yarn to use, but does not list the yardages for that yarn, nor total yardages needed should you choose a different yarn.
This book is divided into two parts. The first part, "Learn to Knit," has ten patterns in it along with instructions on how to knit. The instructions on how to knit include basic advice on how to choose yarn, how to read a pattern and a guide to pattern abbreviations. The parts showing how to cast-on and create knit stitches have lots of clear photographs, showing each step in a highly visual way that todays technology oriented generation can easily understand. The style of knitting taught in this book is Eastern Uncrossed, or yarn-in-right hand. Left-handed or continental method is not shown in this book. There is a short section on how to fix the basic mistakes that newcomers are likely to make.
The projects in the book begin with the easiest project for a beginner, and then become progressively more difficult and include new skills. This is a nice idea as a new knitter could knit the projects in order to build up to being a pretty solid intermediate level knitter with one or two advanced skills. The very first project given is a two color scarf with mittens. This project uses a bulky weight yarn, which will make the project go faster. Still, some new knitters or really young knitters may find a scarf to be too big of a project for their first knitting experience. The next project is a shopping bag that is knit on circular needles with crossed over dropped stitches. The fifth project is a simple, one color raglan sleeved sweater. The pattern design is classic with a modern fit.
The second part of the book, called "Love to Knit" has another ten pattens with a variety of techniques for a knitter who is going from beginning level to intermediate. The designs are modern looking and will appeal to people under about 35. All of the patterns are clothing or accessories for women. The bust size on the tops range between 30 - 38 inches, so only average size women will be able to fit into them. The tops are all other short (bolero length) or regular waist length, so if you have a figure that needs longer tops to look good, you will have to adapt the patterns or skip these altogether.
Overall, this is a nice book for the target age group to have when they learn how to knit. Since the projects progress quickly, it would be wise for a brand new knitter to make sure they have a trusted friend or yarn shop employee that they can turn to if they get confused or need advice. This may also be a good book for busy knitters to explore, as the early projects are fairly simple and would knit up quickly for anyone with knitting experience. I hope to knit the shopping bag for myself, and to make up pairs of the wrist warmers shown on the cover to give as gifts.
I received a free review copy of this book from the publisher for knitting site at Bellaonline.com. All of my reviews ar emy honest opinion.
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