Sunday, 15 March 2009

Blankets and throws to Knit

Name of Book Blankets and Throws to Knit: Patterns and Piecing Instructions for 100 Knitted Squares (Uk Link)
100 Afghan Squares to Knit: Patterns and Instructions for Mixing and Matching Afghan Squares for Blankets and Throws (US Link and a slightly different title)
Author Debbie Abrahams
Any other info Collins & Brown pub, ISBN: 9781843404712

Types of patterns: Throws mostly, all pieced

Number of Patterns: 12 throws, 100 squares

Split of patterns: Mostly colourwork but some shades of one colour
Target Audience: Mostly beginner, some intermediate patterns, there’s some colourwork, cables, beadwork, sequin work and some embroidery.

How to knit guide There’s a technique guide at the back, she assumes the basics and then talks about Intarsia work; Knitting with beads, knitting with sequins, adding embroidery, piecing the pieces together (mattress stitch) and care and washing of the afghan.

Experimental/Classical/Modern most of the patterns are pretty classical, some have colours that are quite “now” but it’s not overwhelmingly so, many of them are a little sameish.

Comments If you’ve been doing the Art of Knitting throw and want to expand your horizon this may be the book for you.

Buy/Borrow Borrow. Some nice ideas in it but not really spectacular.

Where found: Dublin City Public Libraries. Coming soon attraction!

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