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Pretty in Punk: 25 Punk, Rock, and Goth Knitting Projects Paperback – May 3, 2007
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About the Author
Alyce Benevides and Jaqueline Milles launched Knit-Head, a line of punk rock knitwear, in 2005. They operate out of New York City and online at www.knit-head.com.
Rob Benevides maintains his sanity through sculpting, painting, and photography. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife, Alyce, and their two cats.
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As others have mentioned, there were a lot of "repeats", which made me feel like I wasn't getting my money's worth. One of the biggest faults I find with this book is the photography. Many of the pictures were dark (I get that it's supposed to be edgy) and didn't make the knitted item the main focus of the picture. The knitted items frequently were less than 20% of the picture. I didn't buy the book so I could have pictures of models, I bought it so I could have pictures of the knitted items! Likewise, there was usually only one picture per pattern, so you couldn't guess as to how it fit, how the fabric layed, etc. However, the thing I didn't like most about this book was the lack of size options. They only provided one size per pattern! I liked a couple of patterns, but I would have to recalculate the pattern in order to fit me. If I'm going through all of that trouble, why do I even need this book in the first place?
Overall, I would definitely not recommend that you buy this book. Save your money and check it out from a library if you're really interested.
Fair Isle Knitting
Knitting in the Round
Picking Up Stitches
3-Needle Bind Off
I think most people buying the book will have knit and purl basics down and will be able to pick up new skills easily with these instructions. As a bargain book it's a risk you can afford to take.
Instead of adding stitches to make this hat pattern larger, they just tell you to knit it on bigger needles. Uh. Pretty sure that's going to make it more net-like, chief.
Use knitting abbreviations. I honestly think they wrote the patterns out in full form to pad the book. These patterns are all pretty boring, despite the "We're totally not boring and super cool and punk" intro.
Just get the mowhawk pattern from online.
Or better yet, knit your favorite beanie, and make a wool fringe on the top. Felt. Woo.