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Easy to follow and funky patterns,
By A Customer
This review is from: Stitch 'n Bitch Handbook: Instructions, Patterns, and Advice for a New Generation of Knitters (Paperback)
This is a brilliant book for anyone who is just starting out or is fairly new to knitting. Like the author I had been taught to knit at an early age but gave up fairly quickly due to my lack of co-ordination and terrible results! This gives simple step by step instructions which are easy to understand and will have you knitting like a pro in no time. It also provides a fresh look at knitting in the 21st century. No fuddy duddy old granny jumpers in here. The patterns are funky and practical but even if you don't like them I'd recommend this book as a reference guide anyway.
My only complaint is that the yarn used in the book is available only in the States and the quality and variety seem to be far better than what you can get here. There are on-line knitting stores which can ship items over but obviously its pretty costly.
All in all, an excellent book. If I can knit - so can anyone!
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Initial post: 17 Feb 2010 13:33:26 GMT
Mrs. J. M. Cant says:
I really liked this review - I'm lucky in that I am an American living here and still have contacts back home who can stock me up on the kind of wool I need!
In reply to an earlier post on 7 Dec 2013 09:02:05 GMT
Sky North says:
Actually, a lot of American yarn is available in the UK or you can order online. However, if you can't get the suggested yarn, choose one available here which has the same yardage per 50 or 100g. I tend to go by recommended needle size too. As a home spinner, I have to guess anyway. Don't ever be put off by not getting the exact yarn.
Happy knitting, both of you.
Posted on 7 Dec 2013 09:07:43 GMT
Sky North says:
See my comment below regarding yarn substitution. I live in England and while it is fairly easy to buy American yarns suggested for patterns, this would often mean buying online from a US based website, and paying expensive shipping. I tend to use similar gauge yarns easily available over here, and there are loads, or spin my own. I tend to start with the yarn and choose a pattern for it, which is I know back to front, but if you join Ravelry, most published patterns, including the ones in this book, have suggested alternative yarns, along with stockists.
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