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Find Your Style, and Knit It Too by Sharon…

Find Your Style, and Knit It Too

by Sharon Turner

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Types of patterns: Armwarmer (1); Hat (3); Belt (2); Jumper (1); Mittens (1); Phone/MP3 player cosy (1); Shrug (1); Skirt (3); legwarmers (1); Hair Ornament (1); Bag (4); scarf (4); headband (1); wristband (1); socks (1); sleevelress top (1); kerchief (1)

Number of Patterns: 27

Split of patterns: Teen Girls

Size Range:lists s-xl for one of the jumpers (32-41 inches) most are one size fits most

Colour/Black & White: Colour photos throughout and most have a lot of detail, how to knit as sketches and coloured too.

Schematics: yes

Target Audience: beginner to early intermediate teen girls is the target

How to knit guide: Yes

Experimental/Classical/Modern : tries for classical but also tries for stereotyping, so people mightn't try crossover stuff or experimenting.

Comments: it's for teens so it's not really my audience, it's also for beginners so again not really me. However there's probably something lurking here for everyone. The stereotyping (with a quiz to determine what "type" you are) is going to date it. Some of the patterns don't look all that practical and I know that's not all that relevant with a teen but mittens with a string while skateboarding looks like suicide to me and the legwarmers don't look like they'd stay up for ballet so I'm inclined to tend towards cynicism rather than acceptance. Still it's not a bad book from it's type.

Buy/Borrow: I'd say it's one that people would probably grow out of fairly soon, even if the how to knit is extensive (pages 3-80 of 165 pages including index) so it's probably a borrow rather than buy

Where found: Coming to a Dublin City Public Library near you soon ( )
  wyvernfriend | Mar 15, 2009 |
good coverage of basic knitting and small projects to practice on
aimed at young adults ( )
1 vote ReadingKnitter01 | May 22, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0470139870, Paperback)

This fun, funky guide helps you find your style and create great hand-knit clothes and accessories that express it.

Easy-to-follow instructions with colorful illustrations get you going even if you've never picked up knitting needles before. Cosmo-style quizzes make it fun to explore both your knitting style and your fashion profile. There are projects for you whether your style is:TomboyDancerPunkPreppyGirly-girlArty and funkyHippieFashionista

Put your new skills in action by choosing from more than twenty-five hip patterns, including a mellow newsboy cap, a delicate ballet skirt, a casual kerchief, a preppy sleeveless hoodie, and even some in-your-face skull wristbands. Mix and match styles and add details to express your mood and individualize your look! Lots of the projects are so simple you can knit an extraordinary one-of-a-kind item faster than you can drive to the mall and pick up a one-style-fits-all piece.

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Provides advice, instructions, and patterns for knitting, from basic techniques to advanced stitchery, and introduces ideas for knitting such stylish items as ankle warmers, wristbands, scarves, and hats.

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