Friday, May 6, 2011

Knitting Knee-Highs Review

Knitting Knee-Highs

Barb Brown

When I received this book, I loved the beautiful patterns for the knee highs. There’s nothing as lovely as a warm pair of socks on a chilly day. However, it was immediately apparent that I had bitten off more than my meager skills could chew. So, I asked a friend and much more accomplished knitter what she thought of the book. After spending some time with it, here’s what she had to say:

“This book is for the advanced knitter who is bored and needs to heed the call of the wild in challenging patterns. The patterns are a combination of language and charting, which is not unusual for complex knitting. Instructions appear clear and succinct. The author has also helpfully provided variations on each pattern, for shorter, cuffed socks or leg-warmers. Unlike many pattern books, there are plentiful choices in this book. These knee highs and their variations are beautiful garments, which beg to be on needles! Outstanding photography gives ample visual motivation for getting started on your own pair of knee-highs.”

So, there you have it! If you are adept with your needles and looking for a challenge, this book may be just the ticket. However, if you consider yourself a novice or even just average, you might find this a little too challenging.

*** I received this book free of charge from BookSneeze for my honest review.

1 comment:

  1. Nice Review!!! Maybe someday we will be ready to make these beautiful socks.


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