Tuesday, 26 January 2010
Amazon.com link: The Rowan/brother Designer Machine Knitting Book
Name of Book: Rowan/Brother Designer Machine Knitting Book
Author: Stephen Sheard (editor)
Any other info: 1989, Century Hutchinson, 0712622411
Types of patterns: Garments
Number of Patterns: Jumper (17); Cardigan (7); Skirt (3); Waistcoat (2)
Split of patterns: Men and Women
Size Range: 91-122cm (36-48") (not all patterns cover all ranges)
Colour/Black & White - Colour photos, black and white charts
Target Audience: Machine knitters with some colourwork experience
How to knit guide : this has a primer on Machine Knitting involved
Comments: This is full of boxy 80's cardigans and jumpers, colourwork from that time and models swamped by their garments. The men seem to fare a lot better than the women but it's touch and go sometimes. If you really wanted to you could probably knit them by hand or use some inspiration from them to handknit patterns. It's not the worst of it's kind and there are alternative colourways pictured regularly but it's quite dated.
Buy/Borrow: Borrow this sucker and buy if you must
Where found: Dublin City Public Libraries have a copy or two.