Tuesday, 2 February 2010

100 afghans to Knit and Crochet

Name of Book: 100 Afghans to Knit and Crochet
Author: Jean Leinhauser and Rita Weiss
Any other info: 1402740271, 2006, sterling publishers

Types of patterns: Afghans

Number of Patterns: 100

Split of patterns: Knit: 14 patterns Crochet 86

Size Range: baby rugs to throws

Colour/Black & White: Colour

Schematics: No

Target Audience: A mixed bag of experience but some knowledge of US terms vs UK terms is advised (listed in the back of the book)

How to knit guide: No, some guides on some of the more complicated stitches

Pretty classical stuff

Comments: Throws fall into three real categories here: Squares sewn up, strips sewn up and work it all in one go starting at the side or bottom. Most of the knitted ones are single units with a few strips thrown in, a lot of the crochet ones are squares, which makes it a good thing for people trying to use up leftovers and also useful if you want to change the size. It is more crochet than knit so wouldn't be as useful to most knitters as crocheters. Some of the Afghans are pretty basic and I do like how many of them look.

Buy/Borrow: I'd borrow to see if it's what you want, if you're into making afghans or throws this is possibly one of the better ones out there, particularly for crocheters.

Where found: Dublin City Public Libraries have a few copies and I got them to note the UK vs US terms issue on the barcoded front page of the book.

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