In 2005 this book by designer Teva Durham was cutting edge. Unique designs and photos by Adrian Buckmaster (google his name if you want to see some interesting photos – think Diane Arbus) made Loop-D-Loop more than just another knitting book. Cut to 2018 and the book is now out-dated.
It’s off my shelf. Sorry Teva, but I’m downsizing and it’s now one that works for my current life!
Loop-D-Loop – back cover
From accessories to full sweaters, there is a nice mix of designs.
Leaf Design pullover
I did think this is an interesting fairly simple sweater.
Cabled Riding Jacket
A beautiful classic design and lovely photograph by Adrian.
This is one of the more quirky designs.
Fair Isle short-row pullover
A classic type of design with a unique twist.
Not too much to say about this one!
Teva Durham – designer
Read about Teva. She’s an interesting designer. She and I did some work together and I have great appreciation of her creativity.
Family Circle Easy Sweaters – 50 knit and crochet projects
Another easy week for me. This book is a pattern only book and not one filled with text and technique. With 50 knit and crochet projects, this book is a good value. It’s just not a book that needs to be on my shelf.
On a positive note, I’ve sold 19 books on Amazon so not only are some of my removed books off the shelf, they are gone, gone, gone!
Family Circle Easy Sweaters – back cover
This Sixth and Spring 2001 book is nicely photographed and has really clear, easy-to-understand patterns with good schematic drawings and charts.
Pattern with schematics and charts
Here are a few of the nicer patterns. Most sweaters are for intermediate knitters and crocheters, with a few easy designs.
Double Cross Cabled Pullover
Pattern Play Duo
Stitch Mix Guys Pullovers
There are sweaters for kids, mainly as duos with Mom or Dad and none for babies. Some of the yarns are discontinued, but should be easily substitutes.
Bye-bye Family Circle. This getting easier after almost 2 years of blogging!