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Good instructions, but most of the patterns are old fashioned/ugly
on 6 September 2009
I first started knitting when i was 17, but have recently got back into it at the age of 22. I already knew the basics, and i found the instructions to be clear and easy to follow. Some of it was bit confusing, but with practice comes knowledge. I'd advise any one with beginner to intermediate skill of any age to look this up.
The only problem I've had since knitting is that most knitting patterns look really old fashioned, or just plain ugly. A few of the items to knit in this are ok, but most of them i wouldn't be seen dead in, or waste my time creating. One of my biggest dislikes is the ugly 'go with anything cardigan'. Yeah, maybe if you're in your 50's. And what's up with that nasty, shapeless polo neck jumper? Seriously they need to get some nicer things if they want to appeal to a younger audience.
Also, i thought the double pointed needle guide was really vague, and didn't even have it's own pictures. It's one half page of writing, that's not really helpful with something that's quite intimidating for a first timer. In the end i had to look on youtube for help, and i mastered it in a hour!
So overall, it's a good book for instruction, the patterns suck, but i would recommend it for any interested.