This is no ordinary cable book! Let Andra show you how easy it is to accent your work with cables. These 16 classic designs include something for each season--several patterns are presented with variations for spring and fall.
You'll find styles to flatter every figure in sizes from Small to 2X. Gain confidence as a designer as you start with a simple scarf, make a matching hat, and then create a summer shell, luscious sweaters, and more. You'll soon discover that if you can knit and purl, you can make anything!
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This week I took a look at Easy Cable Knits for All Seasons by Andra Knight-Bowman. As with most knitting books it starts out with the usual basic guidelines on how to do basic knitting techniques. Always good when you need a little refresher! The book then goes straight into the patterns, which are rated at beginner, intermediate and experienced. I always like when patterns have these ratings. I always worry about a super beginning knitter trying something too hard for her first project and then giving up on knitting all together. In this book I felt the ratings were accurate for each pattern.
There were lots of things I really like about this book. First off, I like that most of the garments have sizes that are for larger women. Most of the patterns go up to a 2X (which was usually 52 or 54" bust). As a larger lady, I like having the math done for me, rather than trying to have to do it myself. So, I was very happy to see that in this book.
I also really liked that several of the patterns give you options for sleeves. You have the option to make something as a tank/vest or add short or long sleeves. Again, something you can work out yourself depending on your style, but it's nice to see the book doing it for you. And, I liked that the patterns that contained those options contained photos of the garment knit in the different ways.
There were a couple patterns in particular that I liked. The "Scarf & Hat in the Round" and "Vest & a Twist" are both designs I could see myself knitting. The majority of the patterns in this book are what I describe as classic. So, if you are one that likes some of the newer, super-trendy knitting patterns, I would not recommend this book. But, if you love some nice basic cable patterns on classic sweater designs then I would say this book is for you.
Andra Knight-Bowman learned to knit at the age of seven in a small farming community in Ohio. After marrying the man of her dreams and moving to Tennessee, she was so inspired by the scenery, mountains, and changing seasons that she found herself knitting and designing constantly. She is now the owner of her own shop, Knits & Pearls, which she opened in 2004. She thrives on helping her students discover the joys of knitting.
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