on 29 December 2010
I would like to knit nearly all of the afghans in this book! Most are easy, and all are quite different. Some other books I have with afghan patterns in have selections of so-called different styles, but most are very similar in construction.
The colours used look great, and definitely give one ideas on using favourite colours in similar ways. Definitely one to buy!
on 28 February 2012
This is a nice book with lots of different ideas - there are a lot of different afghan styles here. Most of the yarns used for the photos look like rather cheap acrylics, but the patterns don't give the specific yarn used - they tell you the weight, e.g. worsted, and the amount to buy. 18 oz. of acrylic will go a lot further than 18 oz of wool, so i would definitely buy more than the quantity specified. Yardage is not given. It's an American book, so terms will have to be converted to UK. Some of the patterns are crocheted, rather than knitted.