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2.0 out of 5 stars All style and no substance, 29 Feb 2012
This review is from: Cath Kidston The Knitting Book (Hardcover)
As someone who used to knit & crochet as a child I wanted to re-learn the skill. I spotted these on Amazon and asked for them for Christmas. I only started the knitting one in the last week and I was so disappointed. The tin is lovely for sure but I hate to say that's the best thing about this product. I can handle the yarn not being wonderful as I'm just a beginner but after learning the basics again on bigger needles, chunkier wool, YouTube and a different craft book I was dying to get stuck in. Firstly the scarf project is not really a beginner project. The instructions ask you to cast on 180 stitches which took forever. I had to do this 3 times before I realised the needles were far too small for that many stitches. As a beginner this took hours, and while knitting away for the 3rd time I looked down only to see about 20 stitches had come off the end of the needle. I was so annoyed at how much time I'd wasted I threw it down and came back to it later only to see the reason why they'd come off. The end of the needle (The stopper with the measurement 4" written on it) had come off. I had to glue it back on. That's ridiculous! Now I haven't managed any more of the project and I don't think I'll bother as I've read on other reviews that there are mistakes in the pattern as you go on through it and unless you know what you're doing you won't know how to fix these problems. I'm trying to decide right now if I'll keep going as a learning project (doing my own weird looking scarf using the wool) or if I'll just give it to the charity shop. I also have the crochet box set and I don't know if I should even bother opening the box :( So disappointed. All style and no substance.
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