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Posted January 7, 2008
This book has what I look for in every knitting book I keep--design elements that I can lift and incorporate into other projects. Lace, intarsia colorwork, and a variety of motifs make this a great volume for the knitting library. One potential drawback to the patterns in this book is that, because they are kimonos 'long, drapey, voluminous', they are going to be labor-intensive 'unless you knit REALLY fast' and require a LOT of yarn 'making them potentially cost-prohibitive'. If you can find some great, bargain-priced yarn and you have lots of TV or no-hands commute time at your disposal, several of the designs in Knit Kimono would be well worth one's time. forgive490dotcom
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Posted July 18, 2009
A Kimono For Everyone
I am not a kimono wearing person. For some reason they have always seemed like a "older" person's wear. But, I have to say that this book makes me want to knit up a kimono. Vicki starts off by giving you histories of different type of kimono (which I never knew about and is a very interesting read). She has designs for long kimono, short kimonos and very traditional looking kimonos. There are a few in here that will have to be knit up. If you find yourself in a book store and near this book - thumb through it ... you will agree that there are a few that need to be made.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Finally, the knitting book for me
I have looked high and low for a knitting book featuring the boxy kimono jacket shape that I love. This is it! The designs are beautiful. I can adapt stitches to suit my skill level. I can play with various types of yarns. I can make vests using these principles. I get some history of the kimono (I love history!) I found this is the library first, and now am getting my own copy!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 11, 2010
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