First, the facts:
Author: Lene Holme Samsoe
Published by: Interweave Press
Garter Stitch Patterns
The In-Depth Look:
Another lovely book from the author of Feminine Knits.
She writes at the beginning, “If you are crazy about knitting, you already know that creating a knitted garment is the perfect antidote to the busy lives we lead. … In this book you’ll find projects for any occasion. There are a couple small, quick projects that you can almost make while watching the TV news, some garter-stitch sweaters you can work on while having a rewarding conversation, and complicated-patterned tops that stretch your mind just as much as Sudoku.”
There are 25 designs here. Some are small projects like caps or fingerless gloves, but most of them fall into the sweaters-jacket-shrug-cardigan-pullover category. And, refreshingly, I liked almost every one of them. Just like her last book, they all seem eminently wearable and great additions to any wardrobe. There are at least three I’d cast-on for right now if I didn’t already have enough on my knitting to-do list.
Like her last book, though, my biggest concern are the photos. They’re all very pretty to look at, but there are so many shots of models reclining or leaning or crouching in ways that make it hard to see the actual item. I can only believe that this is an artistic decision, but–with a lesser-known designer–it would send up red flags that the photographer was trying to hide flaws.
That said, these are great patterns, and I would love to have any of them in my wardrobe.
But wait! There’s more! Through a lucky coincidence I HAVE A COPY OF THIS BOOK TO GIVE AWAY!
To win? Leave a comment on this post answering this question: Name one thing you haven’t knitted that you WANT to knit.
(Contest is open until June 24th, and is only open to U.S. mailing addresses.)
This review copy–and the giveaway copy–were kindly donated by Interweave Press. Thank you!
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