This book is one of a series of books created by owners of the Yarn Company shop in New York City – Julie Carles and Jordana Jacobs. This one was published by Carlson Potter in 2002.
Before I start the review, I’ll add a spoiler alert. I’m keeping this book and thus a thumbs up. Maybe I’m waffling in my old age or something, but the book does have some interesting designs and I’m almost in the mood to make a sweater. Haven’t done one in a long time.
The illustrations are clear and easy to follow. There are approximately 30 pages of how-to’s including a few finishing and simple crochet edgings.They are much better than photos.
The above page shows weights of yarn used in the book. If I had one complaint about the book it would be that only heavier yarns are included. The lightest weight is a heavy worsted. On the other hand, the projects are quicker to make.
Many of the designs are made with variegated yarns that a perfect for newer knitters.
All the projects are photographed on mannequins that keeps the book from becoming dated.
The pattern instructions and schematic drawings are also clear and easy-to-use.
My favorite project! Would make a nice present for someone.
A few accessories and home dec pieces end the book.
Well done Julie and Jordana!