Brave New Knits Paperback – 5 Sep 2010
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About the Author
An accomplished knitter for more than 20 years, Julie Turjoman's original hand-knit designs have been published in Interweave Knits and Twist Collective magazines, as well as the book Vampire Knits (Potter Craft, 2010). She writes and designs in the San Francisco Bay area, in a room filled with yarn.
Top Customer Reviews
The reason I gave the book 4 stars, however, is because it does not tell you the yarn weight for the designs. That way, if you have never heard of that specific yarn, you'd have to look it up to find out whether it is DK, aran, sock weight, etc.
Having said that, I still highly recommend it!
A great coffee table book, but unlike many, it's packed with gorgeous patterns you'll be dying to knit. Yarn substitutions for any US yarns are easy enough, worsted is just a bit finer than our aran, their sport weight is similar to our dk weight, just knit a tension square and then go for it!
I love this book.
Edited to add: there are some chart errors on the Orchid Thief Shawl, so check the publishers website for errata. Otherwise, I still love it!
Hence the 3 stars: good, worth reading but not great.
As mentioned by another reviewer, the yarn weights are not listed. This means that if you're not using the same yarn as stated in the pattern (most of which are not widely available outside the US) you'll need to do a bit of research to find out what you should be substituting. Is is a surprising omission, especially given the fact that the whole book is about the international nature of modern knitting. This prevents it from being a five star book for me.
A lot of patterns though, there is that.
Not for the beginner but a range of garments, socks, gloves, hats, scarves and shawls. A biography for each desinger, most of whom have started on the Blogosphere and also on Ravelry.
26 different patterns from Stefanie Japel, Jordana Paige, Jennifer Hagan, Jared Flod, Norah Gaughan to name a few.
I will definitely be making things from this book (probably about 10 projects.)
I would recommend to an experienced knitter.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I very much like a couple of the patterns and find the others okayPublished 7 months ago by E. Coster
I didn't find the knits in this book either "brave" or "new". I was disappointed by it an wouldn't recommend it.Published on 30 Oct. 2013 by Michele Rickitt
I chose this because the book uploads and everything around it is safe and fast and good handling. I would sincerely recommend this to my friends.Published on 3 April 2013 by Amazon Customer