- Read in: English
Note: I received an Advance Reading Copy of this book through NetGalley for an honest review.
I love knitting, but one thing that always intimidates me is putting a piece together. It never looks as nice as the model, and it’s always kind of a letdown. So when I saw this book I knew it would be perfect for me.
It’s even better than I expected. The book is brilliant. It takes four basic sweaters (raglan, yoke, side-over and back-to-front) in two variations (pullover and cardigan). For each sweater it offers 22 (!!!) sizes (children’s from 2 up to 16, women’s XS up to 5X and men’s S up to 2X). And then as a bonus it offers three extra variations (with cables, colours, patterns etc.), instructions for different collars, button bands and how to insert zippers.
I can honestly say that if you want a basic model sweater, this book has it all. Couple of caveats: You need to be able to measure your recipient well for the right sizing. Knitting a swatch is very important, as the book is so general that it’s not written for a specific yarn brand. Despite my presumption that there wouldn’t be any sewing there is still some (on the side-over and back-to-front sweaters), but it doesn’t seem too bad. The difficulty is probably medium. You need to be able to read a pattern without much visual help (only a basic drawing of the sweater model) and some basic stitching including increases and decreases and working with stitches on a holder.