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The Yarn Girls' Guide to Beyond the Basics

3.47 of 5 stars 3.47  ·  rating details  ·  75 ratings  ·  11 reviews
The yarn girls are upping the ante on quick-to-knit, sassy looks in beyond the basics. With the same friendly encouragement and big-sister know-how found in their previous books, The Yarn Girls' Guide to Simple Knits and" "The Yarn Girls' Guide to Kid Knits, Julie Carles and Jordana Jacobs are taking new knitters to the next level of stitch wizardry. But new knitters aren' ...more
Hardcover, 159 pages
Published November 29th 2005 by Clarkson Potter Publishers
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This was like a lot of the modern knitting books you see on the shelves nowadays. It had bright colored patterns and well-taken pictures. But it wasn't something I'd go back to and read again. It was nice, but nothing stood out to me. I didn't see any patterns that I wanted to knit either. I might recommend.

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This has some really cute sweaters in it, so when I get up the courage to try one, I'll definitely check it out again. I was hoping to find stitch patterns for scarves, but these are pretty simple, so I'll hopefully find more in the stitch books I got out. I would somewhat disagree that an advanced knitter would find a challenge in here, since I think I can handle any of the stitches called for without much trouble and I'm hardly advanced! The sweaters are modern and nice. Most projects are done ...more
Liz De Coster
A step up in skills from The Yarn Girls' Guide to Simple Knits. It keeps with the visual attractiveness of the first book, but since the patterns are slightly more involved, there is some overflow of directions on to end pages. I tend to find that frustrating, especially since some of these patterns were essentially tweaked versions of previously published patterns.
I can finally put my meager knitting skills to use for something other than scarves and pot holders-- thanks to this book. I've used patterns for a great cabled hat and a simple cardigan. You might start spending a small fortune on yarn after seeing all that cute knittable stuff.
These Yarn Girls' books are decent, but they use too much chunky yarn, I think, which knits up quickly but never actually looks good for clothes.
Lot's of sweater patterns, which I am not sure I am quite ready for just yet, but definitely some food for thought...
More simple sweaters, hats, ponchos, scarves and blankets to knit. If I had time, I'd knit them all.
Helps beginners progress to new and different things providing some very nice patterns.
Good tips for constructing sweaters. One for my library.
My favorite sweater was knit from this book. Love it!
I liked the family input blanket.
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