3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
A Beautiful Book,
This review is from: Haiku Knits (Hardcover)
This book is worth owning just for the pictures. I never thought a book of knitting patterns could qualify as a 'coffee table book' but this definitely does so if you enjoy just looking and/or being inspired by ideas then this book is for you.
I think it's going to be difficult to get hold of the knitting yarns unless you use the internet and choose the exact colours specified....bit of a shame because there's nothing nicer than wool shopping and the touchy,feely part! Some of the Japanese yarns have metal in the mix - no good at airport security I think!
Most of the patterns recommend using circular needles but you could use straight needles instead - hooray! Why? Because I've just never got the hang of using circular needles - they always seem so fiddly. Note to self...must try harder!
The kimino style top on the front cover is beautiful and rated as 'easy'(which I agree with.)I think I'm going to try using alternative yarns and I have plenty of projects in the pipeline to keep me busy until I find what I'm looking for.