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The Cool Girl's Guide to Knitting

3.45 of 5 stars 3.45  ·  rating details  ·  99 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Hard Back Book with laminate type covering.
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by Parragon Publishing (first published 2006)
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While this book isn’t highly technical, it is helpful. There are some pretty cool projects in here that are worth trying out. I dislike the “cool girl” lingo. It seems to dumb down the book. Use only for the patterns.
Needs a good accuracy check (some incorrect instructions), but good photos in the how-to portion. I wouldn't recommend this for a beginner, but not bad for intermediate crocheters or learning new skills after having a solid base. The instructions for making a hat go backward from every other hat pattern I've encountered, but it worked fine.
This is a great book and I plan on finishing my scarf and knitting some flowers to sew on it.
Nov 14, 2007 Jessamine rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: beginning knitters
Shelves: knitting
This was one of the first knitting books I owned and I think it has a nice range of projects for beginners.

The one thing that I find incredibly helpful with this book is its explanation of techniques. Occasionally, when I'm stumped on a knitting pattern, this book has totally bailed me out when SnB could not.
I ttied to use this as a guide to learn how to crochet and I just couldn't figure it out. I do consider myself fairly crafty so I'd guess it would be difficult for others as well. However, I did enjoy reading the stories about the origin of crochet, etc. Very interesting.
OMG, my sister just got me this book for my birthday. Am I actually going to learn to cast off correctly instead of using my made-up version??? WTF?? I really should have read this before I started making socks and fingerless gloves, oh well.
Pictures are hard to follow and descriptions are difficult to understand. This is not the best book for you if you are trying to learn crochet (like me) and if you like clear, concise, detailed instructions!
ta da! finished my first scarf and working on second! After all, Christmas is a-coming.
great book to start out learning about crochet. cute easy patterns too.
Fun patterns that are not too difficult. I'm still a beginner!
This is a fun little book with some cute patterns.
Hate the cover and title but it is useful.
Clearly, 'cool' is used loosely here.
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