Book Reviews of Knit Wit : 30 Easy and Hip Projects (Hands-Free Step-By-Step Guides)

Knit Wit : 30 Easy and Hip Projects (Hands-Free Step-By-Step Guides)
Knit Wit 30 Easy and Hip Projects - Hands-Free Step-By-Step Guides
Author: Amy R Singer
ISBN-13: 9780060740702
ISBN-10: 0060740701
Publication Date: 10/1/2004
Pages: 128
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 17 ratings
Publisher: HarperResource
Book Type: Spiral-bound
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reviewed Knit Wit : 30 Easy and Hip Projects (Hands-Free Step-By-Step Guides) on + 504 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I have come to the conclusion that any book that declares itself "hip" usually isn't. This is a knitting book for the beginner (but if you're just learning check out the videos over at knittinghelp.com first) and those enamored by boa's and knitted boxers . . .

For a book screaming of its hipness the projects here lack edge and fashion sense and, for the most part, seem to me to be a big waste of time. Are the ice cream containers in your freezer screaming out for a knitted cozy? Is your nose chilly enough to warrant a nose-warmer? Does one really need yet another pattern for felted slippers and a yoga bag? Am I just a foul-tempered spoiled knitter?

The projects are very basic and out of them I would only make the felted yarn bag on the cover which is cute and possibly the pixie hat as a gift for a quirky preteen.

On the plus side I do like the way the book is laid out and wish more knitting books were spiral bound but I was disappointed with the patterns and expected something more from the wonderful Knitty.com's editor. Personally, I think you'd be a lot better off logging on to knitty.com (it's free and most of these patterns are already on the website) than bothering with this book or buy Debbie Stoller's Stitch 'N Bitch if you're new and want a variety of fun patterns to expand your new skills.
reviewed Knit Wit : 30 Easy and Hip Projects (Hands-Free Step-By-Step Guides) on + 14 more book reviews
The projects are simple, and very cute.