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101 Designer One-Skein Wonders [Paperback]

Judith Durant
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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Storey Books (16 Oct 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580176887
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580176880
  • Product Dimensions: 21.4 x 20.3 x 1.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 279,857 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The author of One-Skein Wonders taps into the expertise of knitting designers across the country to present an all-new compendium of 101 enchanting projects, organized according to yarn weight, for knitters of all skill levels, featuring an array of hats, scarves, bags, shawls, and many other fashion and home accessories. Original.

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another suberb book from Judith Durant 19 Nov 2007
By RoxyK
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
If you liked 101 One-Skein Wonders you will love this. There are several patterns I already have on my must make list. Great selection of patterns for gifts or to use up those odd skeins of yarn. I find it slightly easier to use this book as the photos are at the front rather than middle. Definitely one for the collection.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Take-along knitting 3 Dec 2007
Format:Paperback
My shelf of small-project books gets a lot of action, but who can resist a new knitting book? I leafed through a friend's copy of 101 Designer One-Skein Wonders and decided I had to have my own copy.

All the projects are displayed in color photos at the front of the book rather than with the patterns, a feast for the eyes and the imagination; I like browsing the projects all together. This is a familiar look from Storey Publishing and it helps to keep the price very reasonable.

The patterns are laid out clearly and with a lot of detail, possibly more detail than an experienced knitter wants but excellent for the less experienced. Nowadays, however, most knitters prefer to see charted patterns and it would be great to see charts in future One-Skein Wonders editions.

Yarns are specified but it will be easy enough to find projects for my precious skeins. Given that you can only do so much with a single skein, there is a surprising variety here. I have several projects tagged for my "take-along knitting." A few that caught my eye are the alpaca hand warmers, a mini-purse, the lace beanie, and Kat's Hat. I'm not sure which baby sweater to knit first, Blue Wave or Feather and Fan. There's a very pretty Three Season Lace Vest that looks wonderful. As for Elizabeth's Perfect Hat, what's more beautiful than Noro Silk Garden? but it would be great in other variegated worsteds as well.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars knitting for my self 9 Jan 2010
Format:Paperback
Despite waiting ages for it to arrive when it did finally within an hour of receiving the book I had marked off the items I wanted to knit ,and today completed a neck warmer clear easy instructions,quite a lot of diffrent things to knit and they dont take too much wool .A great book for someone who is a bit experienced
but dont lose heart there is plenty of help in the back of the book only one thing make sure you use the right weight of wool , double check the yardage and remember American wool is different to ours
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A little Wonder! 5 Dec 2008
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What I love about this book is the way it's organised. All the pictures are at the front, and even more brilliant, they are divided up into wool weights, which makes finding a pattern for your stash really easy. The projects themselves are great; I'm supposed to be having this book for Christmas, but after a quick glance through (to make sure everything was OK?!!) I found myself wanting to knit NOW!!
Thank goodness Christmas is less than three weeks away, as I can't wait to get at it!!! I think I might be wanting her other One Skein Wonders for my birthday, which is fortunately just after Christmas.....!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How to use up your stash with useful items 6 May 2010
Format:Paperback
This is a great book, well put together and clear instructions on where to find the patterns. I've marked several projects and I've knitted quite a few things from this book, in it is a great stash buster. Good idea to check the yarns on ravelry, then you can work out a suitable subsition re: yardage etc. This is a must have for knitters. Can't recommend it enough, and I am a very experience knitter - I love it.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars disappointing and old fashioned 5 July 2010
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I have a lot of stash - and i feel guilty about it. I also really like mittens and fingerless gloves and hats, so - simple solution was to buy a book of patterns and knit up my leftover wool into useful accessories. This book has great reviews but i cant see why. The hats and gloves are all so similar in style and rather old fashioned, I like the idea of sorting the patterns into wool type which makes the using leftover wool idea easier but the designes themselves are uninspiring to me and the patterns do not appear to be that easy to follow although i havnt tried one yet. Plus there are too many kids patterns in my view, I have grown up kids and dont know any little ones so half the patterns are useless to me automatically. I am disappointed by this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars stash knitters 17 April 2011
By Gilly
Format:Paperback
This is a great little book but unfortunately had to return it as although it has a different title it is exactly the same as Yarn Stash wonders.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book for impatient knitters 20 Aug 2010
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I bought this when I just started knitting again and have found it a great inspiration. As many of the projects use only a ball or two of yarn it is a great way to experiment with new yarns (I never use the ones suggested) and learn new techniques such as cables, lace knitting, felting. I have so far made a vest, bag, 2 hats and probably more I have forgotten. There are also a small number of crochet projects which is good because I love that too!

The instructions are very clear with good pictures. I would have liked more information on substituting yards, i.e. is the yarn suggested 4 ply, aran weight, etc. as the point is that these projects should use up your stash.

"One-skein" is stretching the truth rather. There are projects in here where 1 skein is actually a 500g cone! Nonetheless it is a very good book and I recommend it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Arrived quickly
Nice book but as a novice knitter it wanted more pictures etc to help me with the patterns. A good book with plenty of ideas but a bit disappointing.
Published 2 months ago by C. Lawlor
2.0 out of 5 stars Maybe my expectations are too high
I think there probably is one or 2 items i will actually knit, it is nicely presented and has nice colorful picture in the front with a page number associated with the picture, the... Read more
Published 5 months ago by KJ
5.0 out of 5 stars This book does exactly what it says on the cover
The problem with a lot of knitting projects is that one tends to get very bored and most knitters will have more than one project on the go. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Vickie Belcher
5.0 out of 5 stars What to do with all those skeins of wool in your stash
Lots of lovely patterns and ideas for knitting the skeins of luxury yarns that have been languishing in your stash for rather a long time, clear instructions and good pictures of... Read more
Published 9 months ago by elaine allan
2.0 out of 5 stars Looking for Wonders
Hats (mostly beanie-type), scarves, socks, gloves, bags and baby knits - it was perhaps unrealistic of me to hope to be sent into orbit with the imaginative content of this book. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Alpha
2.0 out of 5 stars Meh
Some good ideas, most of the products are hideous and everything is too hard to understand. Could not use it, and I am a moderately experienced knitter. Read more
Published 15 months ago by HarrieLou
3.0 out of 5 stars One Skein Wonders
This is okay but I can't see me kintting many things from it I won't be wasting my time knitting headbands and necklaces but then some people will
Published 15 months ago by anonymous
5.0 out of 5 stars Stash busting best
A great book for using up my stash of wool not all patterns were great but the majority were very useful
Published 17 months ago by murken
5.0 out of 5 stars Weekend delight
Always have something on the go usually a small project as I like to make gifts for friends.
Some patterns easy to adapt and customise a must for people who want a knitting... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Heartfeltsuzi
2.0 out of 5 stars Great Expectations
This appeared to be a jolly little book to use up my stash. Some interesting projects, but mostly rather contrived and non practical things. Read more
Published on 28 Aug 2011 by Newland Sue
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