I have truly fallen off the “blogging wagon”. Too much life going on, but I’m back and even though I’m away for the winter I have a huge bag of books to review.
Classic Knits by Erika Knight (published by Potter Crafts in 2006) was an easy book. Erika says the book is “a contemporary collection of knitted wardrobe basics”. In other words – a book of patterns. The two-page intro is written in something like 24-point type – not too much to say about the book.
As everyone knows how I feel about pattern books or books of patterns, it is pretty easy to give this one: thumbs down.
On a positive note, the book has great styling and nice photography.
There are only 15 projects. The first 40 pages have color pages showing the designs in color.
The rest of the book – the instructions are all in black and white with photos in a sort of washed gray.
The patterns have inches and centimeters for sizing and do have an extensive size range. There are no diagrams or schematic drawing.
Bottom line: If you want a book of really simple basic projects – this is a good book. Looks like it is out-of-print, but is available through Amazon.