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Vampire Knits: Projects to Keep You KNitting from Twilight to Dawn Kindle Edition
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- File size : 11595 KB
- Publication date : December 15, 2010
- Print length : 144 pages
- Publisher : Potter Craft (December 15, 2010)
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B004E9UB8O
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
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- Best Sellers Rank: #171,037 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I haven't checked to see if my copy is one of the apparently-few books that have missing and repeated pages, but even if it does, I know that Amazon and the publisher will make good and swap it out for me. That is a publishing snafu and even IF mine is one of the defective, I will still give this book a five-star.
I'm almost finished with the Tourniquet Scarf for my son; he can't wait for the weather to get cool enough to wear it.
I love the premise of the book, the patterns and the photos.
I just hope the next book is 'Zombie Knits' :)
Aside from the odd typo though it is beautifully photographed, the patterns have lovely descriptions and there are amusing tidbits about vampires on many pages. I immediately made the Black Veil scarf in the recommended yarn (Patons Silk Bamboo) and it was a thoroughly delightful experience, with beautiful results. I also have the materials to make the Countess Bathory scarf, I started the Sidhe Shrug and am working on that hoodie as well. There are so few knitting books on the market that have this kind of creative and unusual spin -- gothic knitting is a perfect combination to my mind. Although I don't have a great need for the bulkier winter items in here, they are attractive too, and the choice of yarns is appealing. I love that there are a lot of lace patterns in these projects because lace knitting is where my interests lie at the moment. But they are fairly simple and straightforward, and shouldn't present a problem to those who are not used to lace. There is something in this book for every skill level, so the casual knitter could easily start with a simple scarf and work their way through the different projects to gain quite a lot of experience.
I was pleasantly surprised by this book and the different type of projects. True, there are only 2 sweater patterns (none of which are for a grown woman), but there are some beautiful scarves, mittens, socks, and a to-die-for lace shrug. There are quite a few lace projects, and a lot of red and black, which gives the overall style a sense of gothic Victorian. The photographs are absolutely mouthwatering, and the writing is cute and fun (even for non-Twilight fans), and I want to make most of the projects in this book. (But as another reviewer said, always check for errata before starting ANY project in ANY knitting book.)
Highly recommended as an interesting book to add to your pattern collection, IF vampire inspired / gothic knitting is your style.
I am SO absolutely thrilled with this book~!! Not only are the patterns really well written and easy to understand, and fully illustrated so you can see exactly what it's supposed to look like, but also, for beginners or almost-beginners who aren't quite intermediate yet (like me!) there's a handy reference section in the back that will teach you every stitch you need to know!
The icing on the cake here is that the photos are incredibly gorgeous. Every single item is photographed so beautifully that it makes me want to sit down and knit every. single. one. RIGHT NOW!! AHhhhh so many beautiful things so little space for yarn! XD
I highly recommend this. Even if you're not a fan of vamps, there are enough cute patterns in this book to keep you satisfied ~ short cloak like capes, shrugs, hand warmers, mittens, and hats... oh my! Simply wonderful. :3
Top reviews from other countries
No-where near as good as it sounds.
With a title like 'Vampire Knits'
I was quite excited at the prospect of original Gothic patterns -
Not so - personally, I only found a couple of patterns that I liked.
The rest just seemed like 'Book Fillers'.
To be honest - it's put me off buying pattern 'Books' as this book is not