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Projects to Knit, Wear, and Enjoy, On the Go and Around
chose to review this book for two reasons. One, it was just
recently published so it was likely that most of you would
not have already purchased it to add to your endless collection
of knitting books, and two, because it reminded me of so
many of you that I have met – I feel everyone must
just knit 24/7 to get done all the amazing projects I have
seen! If you are not one of those knitters who has already
figured out every last bit of time where you can fit in
more knitting, then this book will give you ideas for when
you can slip a row in here or a section in there. The projects
have been designed to be portable, but I personally don’t
think a pattern that uses a chart is called portable. There
are many patterns that don’t use charts though and
they do seem to be quite portable for all of you knit-in
attendees. There are colorwork mittens, scarves, twisted-stitch-pattern
socks, mitts, hats, an oversize shrug, a stole, a shawl,
a purse, a market bag, a pillow, a bookmark, and slippers.
Patterns use all types of yarn but it looks like all are
gauged on size 2 – 4 needles.
are 30 patterns in this book with most be very suitable
for gift-giving. Of those 30, there is one that is truly
worthy of a Véronik Avery design, the “elemental
pullover”. Most of the items are one-size fits-most,
which is great for me, although the pullover is sized from
30 3/4” to 48” finished circumference. It is
"minimal and elegant", a seamless and yoked project
that is perfect to wear just about anywhere. It's the kind
of sweater I can imagine seeing one of you knitting in a
cashmere or alpaca blend. There is also a vest that goes
from 32” to 52”.
have requested this book to be purchased by the St Louis
County Library system so when it comes in, everyone be nice
and share. They already own several copies of Véronki
Avery’s, Knitting Classic Style : 35 modern designs
inspired by fashion's archives and if I were only going
to be able to purchase one Avery book, I would purchase
Knitting Classic Style to get the most for my money since
it is excellent. Avery is a gifted designer.
by Amanda Yancey
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