Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Musings by Knitwits

Published: January 22, 2013
Publisher: DK
Pages: 320
Copy: Publisher via Edelweiss
Summary: Edelweiss

This is the all-in-one guide to knitting for just about anything and everything knitters want to make.
Covering equipment, techniques, stitch patterns, and more than twenty designs for cute things to craft and warm things to wear, Classic Knits will be the knitting “recipe book” crafters keep on their shelves for years to come. Whether it's a new earflap hat or bright, cozy socks, the comprehensive range of projects will appeal to style-savvy beginning and experienced knitters alike.

OK, first off, don't let the cover of this book fool you.  It is absolutely chock full of fantastic knitting projects - a large number of which could be easily handled by beginners.  Dorling Kindersley have done it again.  They have produced a colourful, instructive book that is perfect for all levels of knitters and I think should become a staple for most people. Why, you ask.  Well, because if you have ever wanted a quick project to finish as a gift for anyone, look no further, this is the book for you.  There are sweaters, for men, women and kids, that start off easy and get more complicated.  There are hats, scarves, gloves, mitts, shawls, blankets, leg warmers, pillows, bags, toys and embellishments.  So much for everyone, from the very basic to complex and colourful.  As it says on the cover, there are more than 100 different projects for you to try out. and it's coming up on Amazon for about $25 - money well spent I'd say.

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