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Sensible, non-scary ways of knitting rainbows
on 19 October 2011
I'm an unashamed Alice Starmore Groupie. I love the straightforward way she dives into things, the sensible advice and instructions, the clear charts and enthusiasm for colour and nature that threads through her work.
This book didn't disappoint at all. Pages and pages of clear, helpful charts - some intricate and fussy, some tiny, simple and pleasing - in neat 'page packages' from around the World. There were no patterns as such for garments but some great instructions for designing your own that made me itch to crank up an Excel page and start something - or grab a pencil at the very least! If you're expecting colour wheels and detailed information of what colour goes with what, you won't find it. You're gently pointed in the direction of the sky and hills - Nature is the colour palette here and the Knitter is the artist.
The whole book is filled with encouragement, colour and infectious enthusiasm. Well worth the money and I'm so glad it's part of my library.