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Hello and thanks for visiting my blog. I have been knitting on and off for 50 years and I recently learned to crochet. I love looking for wool bargains and making them into something useful. I mainly knit for charity. I occasionally knit for myself and family members if I find a really good pattern or if they ask nicely!!

Saturday, 23 November 2013

A knitting book review....



I rarely buy knitting patterns or books.  But I just had to spread the word about the fantastic knitting book that arrived in the post this morning.  It is "Fresh Fashion Knits" edited by Kate Buller and published by Potter Craft in 2010.  I am not connected in any way to this book.  I simply found a pattern on Ravelry and the only way to see it in full was to buy the book.  It never even crossed my mind to try to borrow this book from a library which is rather amazing as I work in one on Sundays!

The pattern that caught my attention was this one:


I like the centre detail.  The pattern also uses this detail on the back of the jumper. 

There are lots of patterns in the book that are now on my "to do" list.  Here are some of them:





I desperately need some new cardigans and jumpers but can't find anything I like in the shops.  I'm not pretending to look like the model in the book.  But if I go to the trouble of knitting these gorgeous tops, I will be motivated to stay slim and trim.  I can see that next year I will be busy knitting for me as well as for my various charities.  

I would say this book is aimed at the slightly more experienced knitter as there are no knitting instructions and the yarns recommended are all from Rowan.  However, an experienced knitter will be able to find suitable substitutes.

I bought my copy from Amazon and had to wait for it to come from the USA.  It was definitely worth the wait.

*****My Fair Trade giveaway is open until November 28th.  See here for more details.*****


6 comments:

  1. You do so many lovely charity knits. I'm glad to see you are going to do a bit of knitting for yourself! :-)

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    1. I'm looking forward to it. I'll enjoy buying the yarn as well!!

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  2. Oh good for you Una. I know myself so well and never finish big projects. I never finished the cricket jumper I started for my husband in 1972,,,,,!!!!

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    1. I never finished an aran jumper I started for my husband years ago. He reminds me frequently. I have finished lots of other jumpers though, so I think I just wasn't getting along with that pattern.

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  3. There are some lovely patterns in there Una can't wait to see what you make out of it, we want all finished creations modelled too! :)

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    1. Oh, yes. I'm definitely aiming to model them. I've probably missed this winter though.

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