Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Able cable

The Very Easy Guide to Cable Knitting by Lynne Watterson does exactly what it says on the tin. I have had a go at cable before, but only within easy reach of my darling Mum who is a much more accomplished knitter. With this book I now feel I could fly solo. The pictures are very clear and each new technique is explained thoroughly. The book also cements these every few patterns with a project, which are a sensible size upon which to practice something new. Each section is called a lesson, and it does feel very like a course which builds the complexity of the patterns. The book is very plainly laid out, there are no sumptuous images of fancy yarns and massive knitted blankets of unimaginable complexity but I think this makes it all the more inspirational. I have big plans for my adventures in cable, this book allows you to do that- to use the lessons learned for your future knitting projects- definitely a book shelf staple not a one-project wonder!

1 comment:

Jude said...

Lovely review, thank you...
Have a wonderful Easter