In my quest to remove books from my shelves, I’ve decided to look at a few quick reads (aka mostly or all patterns). This one is the first of that group. Kerry Ferguson, who I knew as the person at the head of Creative Yarns International and importer of New Zealand yarns, is the author of this book published in 1999.
With 15 simple and nicely done designs, the book has clear photos, schematic drawings and charts. The sub-title is: Knitting Designs Inspired by Nature. That’s a bit of a stretch, but makes a nice theme. Quite a few of the projects feature color work techniques so this is not a book designed for the novice knitter.
Kerry’s clear drawings make a nice introduction to each design and actually look very much like the actual sweater on the facing page.
If I were to make one project from this book, the Aran Pullover would be high on my list. Unfortunately, it’s probably not in my future.
The Mohair Pullover is the easiest project in the book and would make a great “first sweater”.
I have to give this a Thumbs Down for me. It’s not a bad book, but not one I need or can use.