Thursday, March 23, 2017

Drop-Dead Easy Knits is Anything But

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I was curious about the book and had hoped it would be something my newly knitting daughter might enjoy.  The book, however, is well beyond beginner ability--nowhere close to "drop-dead easy!"

The term the authors considered "easy" would more accurately be described as projects with a fair amount of mindless steps in which the knitter is almost on auto-pilot. So projects for the ambitious knitter who doesn't want to think too much about every step of the process. Just wish either the title were more explanatory or listed a suggested skill level so as not to frustrate beginner knitters.

When my daughter gets more skilled and explores books with more complete directions, I know she'll be glad to tackle some of these. If you are or know a knitter who already knows the lingo (about stitches, yarns, techniques), then this book provides a very nice sampling of quite a few projects--almost everything from head to toe: socks, scarves, hats, sweaters, and gloves.  Also a few baby and decorative projects to round out the possibilities.

So if you are an experienced knitter, have at this book--I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. And if you are just starting out, I'd pick something with more explanatory notes and more step-by-step instructions.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of Drop-Dead Easy Knits from Blogging for Books for the purpose of review. No other compensation was received.

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