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Posted July 3, 2007
I purchased this set for myself because my husband was away for the evening and I needed something to occupy my time. As a tool for learning the basics of knitting, I think that it is excellent. I am a visual learner, so the step-by-step pictures were really helpful. However, for anything beyond the basics, let's just say I'm glad that I had the internet because the book doesn't give most advanced techniques more than a cursory glance. For example, I was incredibly confused after reading the descriptions of knitting two sleeves at once and knitting in the round, but after I learned how to do them from other sources, I went back and read the descriptions. While accurate, they were still very vague. I looked through the patterns that were included, but I honestly have not tried to make any. The last time I looked at them, I was not advanced enough to try many of the techniques that are needed and, as stated before, they were not described thoroughly in the book. I would recommend this for anyone who wants to 'take the plunge' and learn to knit, but doesn't want a lot of confusing jargon. Also, the price is very reasonable, considering the materials included.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 27, 2006
The book in this kit covers so much-I have a few knitting instruction books, and this is by far the easiest to understand. It explains everything you need to know, and it also comes with needles and yarn-definately worth it. I love this kit! And can finally knit a bobble!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.