I’m starting this book review in a quandary – to keep or not to keep. On first pass, I was ready to chuck this one. As much as I love Debbie Bliss (fantastic UK designer), I didn’t think this book offered enough to keep on my shelf. On 2nd pass, I’m conflicted.
The back cover could have added a little more info for the reader? What were the publishers thinking?
The illustrations in this How-to are very clear and would be easy for a novice to use.
This section comes pretty early in the book – Chapter 3 as a matter of fact. It’s really Debbie Bliss’s favorite style so I’m not surprised to see it covered extensively.
In the middle of the Aran chapter, this simple cabled sweater is a simpler version of some of the other knits.
The best thing about this chapter is the 23 lace stitch pattern samples.
Love the edgings. This makes the book a winner. I just used the leaf edging for a project. Wish the instructions were charted and not so UK centric with yf terminology that is not used by US knitters.
Ok – I know you’re asking – what the hell is Entrelac. Not a common technique, but these illustration make it very clear.
What did I decide? I might keep this book for awhile and see if I refer to it before moving it along. My copy is a bit worn and I probably couldn’t sell. I do think the UK vs US make it less valuable for a new knitter, but then again – I’m not a new knitter.