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Luxurious - I don't think so
on 20 December 2007
I was rather disappointed when I opened this book, the first thing which dismayed me was the fact that it's American so if you want to buy the author's own brand of yarn then OK, but if you don't, the equivalent English yarn thicknesses are not given. It's possible to work by checking the tension/needle sizes, but it would be so much better if it was given.
Having had a moan about that aspect of the book I am now intent upon discovering what's luxurious about such items as scarves, fingerless mittens, mittens in a rather bulky looking fairisle style, a tabard! a duffle shaped stretchy bag a couple of beanie hats - again one in a fairisle style, another with buttons stitched on, and a couple of rather skimpy wraps, one like a wide lacy scarf with fringes, another like a cable scarf fastened around the arms with buttons (move your arms if you dare!) and one trimmed with buttons which you'd certainly catch your long hair in (supposing you have long hair).
Really a very disappointing selection. Maybe the yarn (author's own brand) turns the cost of such everyday items into luxury ones??
On the plus side the bag on the front is easy and can be made with suitable substitute yarn, there is a pretty and rather unusual beret/cloche style hat, and a lacy angora scarf with knitted flower brooch trim (where other yarn can easily be used) which has saved the book from being a total waste of money for me.