on 20 February 2014
I bought this because, though I am an experienced knitter, I have only recently converted to knitting in the round. I also recently bought a Latvian mitten kit at a trade exhibition, in the mistaken belief that it would contain basic knitting instructions... This book has given me everything I need to know, both to knit the Latvian mitts and loads more. Unlike any knitting books which often only have a few designs that appeal, this will be my 'go to' reference from now on. It is also easy to adapt and combine pattern motifs.
on 31 January 2014
Nearly finished my first pair of gloves from this book. Just what I wanted - information about the history/folklore of the patterns, easy to follow patterns with colour photographs. Have never done any fair isle knitting before - found a u-tube demo of how to knit using both hands, ball of wool each side. Love traditional knitting.