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Monster Knits for Little Monsters: 20 Super-Cute Animal-Themed Hat, Mitten, and Bootie Sets to Knit Paperback – August 20, 2013
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About the Author
NURIYA KHEGAY is an expert knitter based in New York. Brought up in Kazakhstan, her mother instilled in her a love of handicrafts. Upon moving to New York, with its cold winters, Nuriya realized the need for comfortable, practical winter hats for small children. She designs handknitted items for world-renowned designers including Donna Karan and Calvin Klein. Nuriya now sells her coverall hat and mitten sets online through Etsy.
Top Customer Reviews
I had stars blurring my vision. When reality hit, I had already marked up the book. When I actually looked at the pictures of the knitting, (instead of the beautiful babies), the pictured hats clearly show they were knitted on larger needles, not on the needle size quoted in the patterns. I had to copy and enlarge the pattern, make swatches in different needle sizes and fit to my grandson's face and head. (the face opening, if you go by the printed pattern; didn't fit his face--way too small--more for a newborn).
Buy this book if you want a picture book of beautiful babies in cute hats.
The amount of yarn required for every pattern is "one skein" of lion brand bulky. I made the middle size of 3 sizes, and ran out of yarn.
The way the patterns themselves are written is unnecessarily complicated. Every row is written out, even if there are dozens of rows that are the same in sequence. Nothing is abbreviated. This makes it very time consuming to figure out the patterns.
When making the middle of three sizes, pattern detail that one would expect, like cables lining up with ribbing properly, were not considered at all. In the picture the cables and ribbing line up, though I expect this is only for one size, likely the smallest.
In addition, the pattern font is MINISCULE. If you don't have excellent eyesight, you may want to reconsider.
In short, I am very disappointed by this book. The patterns are adorable, but it's too bad that the writer did not follow conventional knitting pattern standards when putting together this book.
My only negative is that the projects only go up to a 2-3 year old size. My older son was pretty jealous of the hat his younger brother received. If you are an experienced knitter, you could probably figure out how to make the patterns larger. Overall, great book!
Poorly designed with very small tiny type printed in very pale gray ink. What the?.......
All in all a complete bore. I even spent my own money to ship back the book....so not interested in owning it!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great knits. May be a little complex for some knitters but well worth it.Published 6 months ago by T. Abel
With the title I expected there to be more monsters in it - there weren't too many (if any) but everything was very cute! Read morePublished 7 months ago by Mama K
This is hands down the worst book I have ever bought. It's the same unuseable pattern, 20 times. Anyone who knits can see the hats in the pictures were not made with a size 3... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
very cute patterns. most (or all?) have the neck piece, so they're not just simple hats. fun for an experienced knitter, but a newbie should prob start elsewhere. Read morePublished 13 months ago by mabeldu
I first found this at the library and liked it so much I bought. They are so cute and different-just love Them. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Cheris Babies
Lots of great hats in here, and I appreciate the additions of booties and mittens. I can't wait to knit these!Published 17 months ago by Mainer