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Country Weekend Knits [Paperback]

Madeline Weston , Weston
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  • Paperback: 143 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; Original edition (28 Oct 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312388098
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312388096
  • Product Dimensions: 2.3 x 24.6 x 22.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,060,745 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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St. Martin's Books-Country Weekend Knits

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Just as I expected it to be. A lovely book with many varied patterns to knit in the future. I will buy one for my daughter so she can enjoy it too.
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61 of 61 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely Book 29 Oct 2008
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I have just received this book, and have only looked through it at this point. I preordered this, and had no idea what patterns it may contain.
I am happily anxious to start some of the items I see here.
There are many patterns, 25 in all, consisting of ganseys, arans,fairisle and Shetland Lace, and includes men's and women's garments: pullovers, cardigans, vests, and many short sleeved summery items, which are particularly nice and wearable. The first item I will make is a beautiful gansey called Eriskay, just gorgeous. A large variety of yarns are used, and I think there is something special in here for anyone interested in hand knits.
I classify most of the patterns as classic, functional, and as pretty/handsome garments. The book is a softcover with photography that shows each item well, and everything is modelled by people who look like real people.
Very highly recommended.
One note, though, most of the patterns, except for the Fairisles and a couple of rudimentary stitch charts, have written rather than graphed directions, which suits me well, but will not please some. There are also no illustrations of pattern pieces with dimensions given, so these look more like patterns of years ago. There are some basic techniques given in the back of the book, but these are minimal.
37 of 37 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Reprint of older book 28 Nov 2008
By R. Pehrson - Published on
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If you already own Classic British Knits by Weston, don't buy this book! It re-presents 25 patterns from that older book in new colors and photographed in new settings. (The older book has about 40 patterns.)

If you don't have the older book, this one is great if you love traditional knitting -- Fair Isle, Arans, ganseys, and Shetland lace.
34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book, but not new patterns 16 Nov 2008
By I. Friedman - Published on
This book is full of beautiful patterns, but they were previously published in Classic British Knits/ The Traditional Sweater Book. Don't buy this book if you already own the others.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful rephotographed and recycled designs 20 Nov 2008
By Lynne E. - Published on
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As a previous customer review points out, the designs in this book are not new--they are selected from Madeline Weston's 1986 book, CLASSIC BRITISH KNITS (40 patterns). However, the 25 patterns have been updated to specify currently available yarns, and the designs have been rephotographed so beautifully, in outdoor settings on living persons, that knitting book collectors may want to purchase the book just for the photos. The patterns themselves have withstood the test of time, and at least some of them have been reknit in modern yarns.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Beware - repetition!! 24 Aug 2009
By Rena Ruadh - Published on
While the sweaters in this book are undoubtedly lovely, I cannot help but be severely annoyed. I had bought Weston's 'Traditional Sweater' book not long ago and found, to my great disappointment, that most of the sweaters in the Country Weekend Knits are taken from the other book (or vice versa). So now I have two books, different titles, different format, and the same sweaters.
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