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2.0 out of 5 stars Aaaagghhhh!!!!, 28 Jun. 2013
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This review is from: The Baby Knits Book: The Ultimate Collection of Knitwear Designs for 0-3 Year Olds (Paperback)
Why do I keep buying these books???? Why oh why can't we be given a PROPER look inside before we choose whether to buy or not??? I don't see why there should be a problem just showing pictures of all the knitting projects in these books. It's not like we can steal the patterns just by looking at the pictures is it??? But this is the 3rd book I have bought recently, only to get it home and discover there's probably only one item I would consider knitting in the whole of the book!!!. In this book, it is the sheep dress and shoes, shown knitted in a 50-50 blend of cotton and merino wool yarn, which to my delight (not) I discover has been DISCONTINUED!!!
To knit this dress and shoes now, to get the right thickness of yarn, (half way between double knit and 4 ply) I would have to knit it in baby cashmerino, almost doubling the cost of knitting the items!!!..... I GIVE UP!!........... I'm not buying any more baby knit books. From now on I will stick to individual patterns.
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Initial post: 16 Jul 2013 21:16:00 BDT
I do so agree with you re. being able to see all the patterns, in picture form, contained within a book - of course we are not going to steal the patterns, but rather make an educated choice because we have seen what lies within & it is is to our taste. I too have wasted much money on knitting books only to discover roughly 1 pattern is my cup of tea.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jan 2014 13:42:47 GMT
Liza says:
I quite agree and when you look closer you see "different" patterns are so similar a sentance could have explained how to do the other version. Also I'm fed up with errors

Posted on 17 Apr 2014 10:09:11 BDT
Don't despair - if you really want to knit that item knit a swatch and adjust your needle size to get the right tension, remembering that the stitch size is the important one as this determines the width. The rows aren't as important as they make up the length, and that is far easier to adjust as you work, especially as lengths are usually written into the pattern.

Posted on 22 Jan 2015 13:47:59 GMT
Dragonfly says:
Why do the 'look inside' pictures include pix of how to knit? I just want to see whether the book is worth my while buying and not a duplication of something else I have.
I DO NOT need information on types of yarn and knitting stitches.
I agree with the other comments. I just want to see pictures of the designs - don't include the pattern if you think they are going to be copied.
I'm tired of being treated like a beginner. It is insulting!

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jan 2015 14:24:11 GMT
Some knitters may not be aware that you can generally view all of the patterns within a knitting book by visiting Raverly.com and doing a pattern search. Sometimes this has to take a circuitous route, by naming one of the patterns in the book as your search. Once you have been lead to the pattern, the book is normally named and by clicking on it you are taken to a page containing some of the patterns. You then select, from the top right, that you wish to see all, how ever many patterns, the book contains. This has been a great way for me to fall in love with the patterns in a book, and also avoid buying a book which only contains one pattern I may like. I hope this info is of use to all you fellow knitting buddies. Have fun looking at book patterns to your heart's content.

Posted on 1 Sep 2015 13:36:13 BDT
Quite agree with this reviewer. The books although lovely to look at can become impractical if none of the patterns suit.
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