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Title:
Knitting simple sweaters from luxurious yarns
Author:
Cohen, Marilyn Saitz.
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Publication Information:
New York : Lark Books, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
128 pages; 29 cm
Language:
English
Electronic Access:
Publisher description http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/ste031/2003004392.html
ISBN:
9781579904234
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Beginning and intermediate knitters who have little time and patience for complicated patterns, but who want to make something elegant and chic, will find just the thing in these 28 lavishly photographed sweaters. The designs are simple, but the wools are rich and sumptuous. Imagine snuggling into-and showing off-a handmade cozy white cardigan and matching scarf in a thick, chunky yarn; a black cashmere hooded design; or a buttery soft gray Merino wool cable sweater. If you love tweeds, a silk and mohair sweater in a classic crew neck is the one for you. Go graceful in a versatile ballet-neck style, while an evening out calls for a silvery sweater that makes you shine. There are lightweight spring and summer fashions, too.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Knitwear designer Cohen's first book is a stylish collection of 28 comfortable, sophisticated sweaters for women. Targeting advanced beginning knitters, Cohen uses distinctive yarns-mohair, linen, angora-to create simple tops for every season and occasion. Most of her designs feature the elementary drop shoulder, along with a variety of simple necklines and minimal shaping. Color pictures are shown for each sweater, and though there are a few clunkers (a nylon sweater for evening that's neither particularly dressy nor especially interesting), most are appealing, especially for knitters looking for subtle colors and shapes they might also find on machine-made sweaters in the J. Crew catalog. Cohen offers inventive stitches and cables that keep the sweaters from being too plain, with yarn suggestions that run the gamut from merino and cashmere to wool blends and ribbon. The specialty yarns add a unique-and pricey-touch to the sweaters, so it's disappointing that her suggestions on working with and caring for them are so minimal. A few designs for men and children, or plus sizes, would also make the book more appealing. The usual instructions on matching gauge and helpful piece measurements for each garment are provided; basic knitting instructions are not. By eschewing frilly edges and eye-popping patterns, Cohen's elegant designs ably fill a niche in the knitting book market. (Sept.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.