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Top Customer Reviews
If you are interested in learning continental style knitting (and who shouldn't be!) then I would highly suggest getting this book ASAP.
What I found is that the illustrations are very confusing. Both as an artist and as an avid reader and researcher and crafter, most illustrations of yarn stitches keep whichever strand of yarn is originally shaded, shaded throughout the entire stitch process so that one can easily figure out what is happening with the individual strands. It seems that these illustrations change which strand is shaded, and offered me absolutely no help in figuring out how to knit. I found this book to be very confusing. I had to go out and purchase Leisure Arts I Can't Believe I'm Knitting, which had wonderful illustrations, clear enough so that I was, indeed, able to teach myself to knit continental style.
Evidently, there are many who can understand this book, and learn to knit from it. I wish I could have, saving myself the expense of buying a second book. I think their intent was great, but for me, the execution was lacking to the point that I received absolutely nothing of value from this book. I wish it were otherwise. I wish I could have looked at a copy in a store, as I would have known immediately that these illustrations were not something which I could follow.
Knitting rocks, and I **AM** glad I was able to learn. If you are absolutely new to knitting, and want to learn continental style, which is a FABULOUS way to knit, save some money and go buy the Lesiure Arts book, I Can't Believe I'm Knitting! For about $8 or $9, it will CLEARLY teach you how to knit EITHER/BOTH ways of knitting!! I can't recommend YNOTKNIT, but I highly recommend I CAN'T BELIEVE I'M KNITTING.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have taught many people to knit but I would not recommend this book to another knitter. It said on the description that it was good for new or experienced knitters, but you would... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Renifer
This book is very detailed and a wonderful help for those learning to knit. I have loaned it to a friend switching from crochet to knit, and she is very grateful for the book. Read morePublished on November 16, 2010 by Garold L. Paxson
This is a great book for anyone wanting to learn how to knit the continental way. It has explicit directions and great photos for each step. Read morePublished on December 1, 2009 by Sherlynn