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Poor instructions on some projects.
on 8 January 2014
I am a very experienced crocheter and knitter. I was thrilled with the look of this book and photos. I couldn't wait to get started but not long into a couple of the projects and after numerous attempts at the Aran one, had to give in and try another. The panel D pattern for the cream Aran blanket was just impossible to follow - for sake of clarity should give which st on current row to use as working into sts 2 rows below for most of the row is confusing when returning to top. The easier throws look good - my fave was the one with triangles. However, as the triangles are so tiny, it makes your hand ache (you can't hold the work as well) so after a few triangles I couldn't face the thought of making another 140 odd! The roses/daisies throw looks good but you need very good qual dk yarn. It claims you can use oddments but be warned normal dk yarn (that you might knit jumpers in e.g.) does not give the necessary definition and texture to the flowers.
For £10 this book was a massive, massive disappointment.