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5.0 out of 5 stars
More a 'why you should knit' rather than a knitting book, 15 Sep 2011
This could also be called The Great Joy of Knitting. I don't think that it is aimed at the seasoned knitter but more for those who need a nudge to start. It is brushing away the stuffiness of the craft and saying why it is so enjoyable and what motivates those to keep knitting.
I think it is refreshing for an author to say why she opts for knitting an item a certain way; for example on knitting blankets she points out why she would not use Moss stitch (we all love Moss stitch but oh it seems to take a long time to knit) and the fact that she finds knitting squares a turn off as sewing them up later would be a ...'mind-numbingly tedious exercise'. She then gives an alternative blanket design to try.
Reading Jane Brocket's book is like listening to a fellow-member of a knitting group. I think this would be an excellent gift for a teenager who fancies having a go or to someone who wants to start knitting again after a long break. KN