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Not so simple
on 19 May 2012
This is a beautifully produced book that's gorgeous to look at. However, the author's idea of simple and mine differ greatly. If you are a fairly new knitter, as I am, the patterns are very difficult to puzzle out, and some of the technique descriptions would benefit from more in depth explanations. So far I have only attempted one of the patterns and it was only with the help of a second 'how to' book (Knitty Gritty: Knitting for the Absolute Beginner by Aneeta Patel) and the occasional foray onto youtube that I was able to complete it.
The patterns are gorgeously photographed and I think with a bit (or quite a bit) more experience then these clothes will be lovely to make, but I feel overall that it is a case of style over substance and that if there had been more detailed patterns with more pictures of the pattern process broken down into stages then this book would have been truer to its title.
If you are a beginner do not buy this unless you have additional sources of information available to help you through.