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This review is from: Entree to Entrelac: A Build-as-you-go, Modular Approach for Knitters (Paperback)
I really like this book. It goes from the basics of the different shapes (triangles and diamonds) and how to do them, to knitting small pieces (hats, scarves, slippers, glasses case, card case, bags) to jumpers, jackets and skirts.
There are plenty of practice blocks, covering classic entrelac, diamonds, zigzags and argyles, ripple stitch, chevrons, lightening bolts, diamond dots and linen and mosaic.
The patterns are graded for beginners, intermediate and experienced, though do jump around a little within the book, so you may find an 'experienced' pattern in the first chapter. Pattern sizes vary ~ many of them range from 32-50" (some larger) for women and 40-56" for men.
Photos list the wool that has been used to make the garment, but she gives suggested weight/type for each pattern, using a guide from 1-5 (finest to heaviest). At the back of the book, there are also photos and names of various yarns, as examples of the various types. Some people (like me!) may find it helpful to have a helpful wool shop to get advice as to what wool would work with a pattern.
While I've had the book for a few weeks, and looked at the patterns, I've only really just (yesterday) started to try knitting entrelac. It's relatively straightforward (follow blind!) and I look forward to being able to buy some 'real' yarn (as opposed to cheap practice yarn) and knitting a garment.