Knitters Alert! If you are looking to add a knitting book to your collection Drop Dead Easy Knits is the book for you! This book is a keeper for your knitting library and will appeal to all knitters from beginner to expert. Collecting knitting books is like collecting cookbooks as you keep a knitting reference library and this book will be a valuable addition.
Knitting Book For Real Knitters By Knitters
My immediate impression of Drop Dead Easy Knits by Gale Zucker, Mary Lou Egan and Kirsten Kapur was the authors 1. Get It and 2. Are knitters for real people. Of course one would think a knitting book would be written by a knitter and that would be true – except so often there are obscure stitches, exorbitantly expensive yarn, outdated patterns and far flung instructions. These authors ‘keep it real’ with fashionable patterns, easy to understand directions and the understanding of what types of patterns knitters like and the why and when of how knitters choose their projects.
One of my favorite sections is the Alternative Yarn By Pattern at the end of the book. How many times have you found a pattern you love only to be stymied by the cost of the yarn or the availability of the yarn? If the yarn store has seven skeins in one dye lot than of course you need nine skeins. Online knit stores has helped solve that dilemma but I appreciate the suggestions up front as to which yarns will work with each pattern – a very time saving feature when costing out a project with yarn and yarn availability.
Another favorite section is titled The Waiting Game. These are perfect patterns to knit when you are mobile and need to knit without a tremendous amount of concentration. Easy breezy patterns to keep you busy without stressing the brain and keeping you busy knitting while multi tasking.
The Concentration Zone – Drop Dead Easy Knits
Knitting patterns can make or break the project and certain areas of every pattern require more concentration. The authors highlight and designate areas of the pattern which requires serious concentration; this is very user friendly and anticipates what a knitter wants and needs to know as the pattern is followed.
I recommend Drop Dead Easy Knits without hesitation for the knitter in your life. Enjoy the on point patterns for classic and todays’ styles, clear concise patterns and wonderful images which illustrate the patterns.
I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for an unbiased review.