on 6 October 2011
I dithered over buying this book - but I needn't have worried. It has lots of patterns that I'd be willing to follow word for word, and others that can easily be adapted. The images are great and will be starting with something small like a coaster to get used to working with many yarns. I even have some Rowan Yorkshire tweed yarn left from ages ago to use up!
on 14 October 2011
I'm already a big Martin Storey and Rowan fan, so was expecting big things of this book, and it lived up to all my expectations. A nice variety of projects to keep avid knitters entertained. Probably not for the beginner. A lovely waistcoat pattern, several pairs of legwarmers, hats, socks and so on, using Rowan's lovely Felted Tweed yarn. Even if you don't knit anything from it, it's a nice book to repeatedly browse through.
on 7 March 2013
I haven't tried any of the projects in this book yet but was tempted to buy it from Amazon having seen an expensive copy in a shop. The ideas are quite versatile, who is to say the table runner can't be a scarf. Very nice motifs to copy for other projects too. Even though the designs are for particular yarns, this shouldn't be a problem with coasters and cushions, after all the size isn't a major issue. Admittedly some of the cushions would cost a fortune to knit in the recommended yarns.