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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Collins & Brown (1 July 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184340544X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843405443
  • Product Dimensions: 25 x 1 x 25 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 236,653 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Emma King is a talented knitwear designer who is set to inspire knitters across the world. She is a Design Consultant for Rowan Yarns and also has her own company, supplying her knitted bags and limited edition kits. She uses her passion for colour and texture to create designs that will make knitters everywhere want to pick up their needles.

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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By librarygirl on 8 May 2006
Format: Paperback
As a newer knitter, I wanted some simple projects to work on that would teach me some new skills, allow me to gain further knowledge, and produce something that was more than just a scarf. This book looked intriguing so I got it and chose a project based mostly on the yarn that I had available. Now that I completed that project, I've gone through and tried to find a next project, but I'm at loss.

Pretty much every project in this book is the same thing with very little variation. For example, what is essentially the same bag, but knitted in different dimensions or two pieces of two other bags put together so you have a seed stitch front and plain back.

I think you'd be better off browsing this book in a store or library and seeing if it's worth buying before buying it blind like I did. Or better yet, just search for bag patterns online and get a far wider variety of both free and inexpensive patterns.

I give this book two stars for it's layout (I really like the spiral binding), multiple pictures of the projects, and clear instructions, but I didn't learn anything and haven't really felt inspired to do any more of the patterns in the book.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Zoë LB on 1 Sept. 2006
Format: Paperback
I love this book and for those who have never followed a pattern it is clear and easy to follow the instructions. For the more adventurous it is also easy to adapt these designs and make them your own. It even has a spiral bound spine which means it lays flat preventing that annoying closure of the book whilst your knitting!

thoroughly recommended.
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70 of 75 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 29 Dec. 2004
Format: Paperback
This is a beautifully produced book, well worth buying if like me you want a book using wool which is easily available in the UK shops(Rowan). The bags to knit seem well within the ability range of most knitters, practical yet very attractive.
My only gripe is that although the cover is produced for the English market with English spellings, the rest of the books has US spellings and terminology (eg color rather than colour, gauge rather than tension). This could have been easily avoided with better proof-reading.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Small Wonder on 26 Jan. 2010
Format: Paperback
Fantastic book! First of all I thought I had made a mistake by purchasing the American version of the book. However, the author ensures that both terms are used throughout, so us Brits don't get confused!

Truely inspirational! The author even takes time out to teach some basic design techniques in GREAT detail, which I have failed to master with other books (including several beginner's guides), i.e. intarsia (adding coloured areas).

Highly recommended, easy to follow patterns to make funky and modern bags, and this is coming from a fairly new knitter... now the only question is, which bag to knit first?

PS The paperback version is published in the UK.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Knitmadmum on 23 Feb. 2006
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I love this book, and am always buying more wool, as I want to make loads from it! The only thing that stops it from being a 5* book, is the lack of lining options, as several of the bags I have had to make linings for, as they would have stretched otherwise There are loads of super patterns though, that all use smallish quantities of wool, so all those odments can come in useful! It does use Rowan wool, but I have rarely used the specified wool, as the size doesn't matter so much like a sweater! Hope this review helps you!
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By Lynda Leadbeater on 1 July 2014
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Fair descriptionn of this second hand book. I am now busy knitting one of the bags.
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By Alma Abbs on 30 April 2014
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All went as well as it could go with this order. No delay, item arrived in condition as described and I have no reason for complaint.
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By A. Steele on 1 July 2013
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Easy to follow patterns with good instructions even for a beginner. Bags make great presents and book is highly recommended.
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