Cute patterns but mediocre instructions and not enough images to really et a feel for what the project is supposed to look like A nice collection of patterns I am such a slow knitter though I wouldn t call anything uick I liked the felted cat toys the hot water bottle cover and the linen cap I like a few of the patterns in this book as things to knit for uick presents and use up small amounts of yarn Most of the patterns suggest an ideal
type of yarn but ive exact amounts of yardage than most so of yarn but ive exact amounts of yardage than most so can actually determine if you have enough spare yarn many of them also have several versions Many of them also have several versions you can ear your project to the amount of yarn you haveMost of the patterns are text There are a few charts for items that have detail in the designI had a few problems with the layout but I read the eBook version of this book so that might be why I had a hard time figuring out what pictures went with what items and I couldn t find the titles of a few of the items so it was hard to tell where
one pattern ended and another began Maybe in the print edition this would not be an issue pattern ended and another began Maybe in the print edition this would not be an issue felt that the pictures were suited to the items and that there were enough to et an idea of what you would be making Always a crap shoot with pattern books only found one pattern in here I d even think about making so “Two needles and one or one skein of yarn the possibilities never cease to amaze me” writes Leigh Radford in the introduction to her new book Radford’s fascination with the creative potential of these raw materials is evident throughout One More Skein where she melds the alternative approach to knitting and felting she intr.
Leigh Radford ✓ 3 summaryTe vessels little knitted boxesLinen placematsServing tray hide spoiler DisappointedI was expecting Not a fan of felted items I work primarily with acrylic yarn for charity and only a couple of these items could be considered for that purpose Small projects with flairSmall projects that have utility but remain attractive Also not difficult but not so easy they prevent the user from making pretty things Great idea for the book but I didn t find many projects I wanted to make It would have been nice if the book contained basic patterns One More Skein is divided into four sections containing patterns for adult hats Cop Knowledge: Police Power and Cultural Narrative in Twentieth-Century America gloves and scarves some unusualarments for babies a collection of bags and household items Each project reuires a couple of skeins of yarn with the exception of the blanket pattern which
be Dealing with Risk: Why the Public and the Experts Disagree on Environmental Issues great for using up leftover in different colors My personal favorite is the linen placemat pattern The appendix includes instructions for specific knitting techniues and a list of suppliersWhile author Leigh Radford has introduced some original design elements as a lifelong knitter I find this collection a bit too basic On the other hand it would probably be ofreat interest to beginners or Those Looking For Some Uick looking for some uick and attractive iftsBeautifully photographed by John Mulliga. fingerless mitts; sweaters and capelets for baby; hemp jewelry embellished with jump ring “beads”; a felted pleated sleeve to dress up a vase; and a multicolored blanket worked from assorted stash yarn All of them are uick and relatively easy to make without sacrificing beauty or ingenuityJohn Mulligan Photographer. Lad I borrowed fromWould Be Great For Using Up Leftover
Instead Of FunEasily Understood of buying FunEasily understood makes knitting funPerfect ideas for leftover and small uantities of yarnGreat for inspiration when overwhelmed I athered a few ideas like little knit ift bags but didn t feel overly inspired Felted cuffs really The few things I could make were relatively boring and I ve found much interesting patterns for my skill level on Ravelry But there should be at least 2 projects for any level of knitter If you re a beginner you ll want another book like Stitch n Bitch to help understand some of the notations and what the stitches actually mean A personal preference forlibrary instead of
is to see the project before the pattern because that helps me visualise it this book had it the other way round Minor but annoyingview spoilerPatterns includedFingerless lovesEarflap hatLinen capFelted cuffRosette stitch cowlHorizontal rib scarfCircle stripe scarf and cravatJewelry trio earrings bracelet necklaceBaby s britchesGarter stitch baby sweaterBaby capeletDrawstring baby hemp shortsMohair baby kimonoBaby legwarmersMini Deceptive Beauties: The World of Wild Orchids gift bagsSummer satchelWickerwork accessory bagFelted bagSilkelato clutchConnected suares felted handbagCat toy ballHot water bottle coverLavender pillowWashcloths mittStash blanketBasic pillowsPleated vase sleevePeti. Oduced in AlterKnits and AlterKnits Felt with the magic she worked with a single skein of yarn in the bestselling One Skein One More Skein features 30 diverse projects that can be completed with one or two average sized skeins of yarn or multiple bits of leftover yarn Projects include an earflap hat sized for the whole family.Me Is To See The