Tuesday, 2 February 2010


Name of Book: knitability
Author: Linda O'Brien and Gyles Brandreth
Any other info: Collins, 1987, 0004122429

Types of patterns: Garments

Number of Patterns: Jumper (14); childrens jumper (9); vest (2); Cardigan (2); Childrens cardigan(3)

Split of patterns: Men/women/children

Size Range: Adult 86-112cm (34-44"); Children's 66-81cm (26-32in)

Colour/Black & White: Colour photos Black and white charts

Schematics: No

Target Audience: Intermediate, much colourwork lurking

How to knit guide: A basic guide

Classical 80's

Comments: While there are a few patterns here that would work well as Halloween Costumes/jumpers most suffer from being from the 80's and mohair. The Kids patterns would be marginally acceptable but most of them would get the kids teased, possibly rightly so.

Buy/Borrow: Borrow to understand how nasty it can be. and why complicated inartasia and mohair should NEVER happen.

Where found: Dublin City Public Libraries have a copy.

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