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Inspirational and beautiful,
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This review is from: Inspired to Knit: Creating Exquisite Handknits (Paperback)
I have just received this book from Amazon and instantly fell in love with some of the designs. I don't often buy pattern books as there are so many available online but this one is a joy to own. Beautifully presented, gorgeous designs with something rather special about them. Even the ones I wouldnt personally make for myself have set off my thinking about adapting them E.g. The Wedding ensemble!
My only bugbear is that the yarns recommended are quite difficult to track down here in the Uk. It is getting easier to buy the more esoteric ones online however. Books like this are great for those who have some experience of knitting and want to make lovely garments a cut above the old-fashioned cardis and sweaters associated with the craft. The author invites us to be creative and develop the patterns for one's own taste. Buy it if like me you want your work to bear your own signature. I have already started on two projects using wool Ive been saving for a design worthy of it!