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Good on fit and flatter; shame about the garments
on 14 February 2012
I got this for the advice on how to design sweaters to 'fit and flatter', and Melville's advice on this seems very good. But though I liked the first two books in her "Knitting Experience" series, and have made clothes from them, there are only a couple of garments here that I'd even consider making. A knitted pleated skirt, anyone? Or a hairband? Or a lace dress in thick wool? Even one of the more appealing items, a cardigan with cable and rib shaping, has one of those lines of cable most unflatteringly placed. It's still worth keeping (just), but if I'd been able to see a preview gallery of the garments I don't think I'd have spent the money.