69 of 70 people found the following review helpful
on 30 May 2008
I have just bought this and am SO looking forward to getting started on my first project from it. The range of styles is great - not like some other books which seem to be a variation on just one or two shapes - and most of the finished articles actually look like something you'd happy to be seen with, in some gorgeous colour schemes. (Ok, there are a couple of dodgy items, but I suppose they have to cater to all tastes!) This book would not be suitable for a beginner - I think that many of these projects will challenge my skills as an intermediate knitter, with felting, use of circular needles and cable-type stitches, but they look as if they are explained clearly enough for me to be able to work it out.
The yarn suggested is American, which might put some people off, but they not only tell you what they used, but also the percentages of wool, linen and whatever in it, so I found it quite easy to find an equivalent in my haberdashers.
As I think you may have realised by now, I'm very happy with my purchase!
35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
on 15 March 2009
An enticing book full of delicious patterns with good clear instructions. Something for every level of knitter.
It's not often one comes across a book where almost every pattern appeals. I will become a true bag lady when I have finished with this book,