I just bought this book on Knitpicks and I went throught really fast at job, it's really a most have book to anyone who love to try different yarn and use them at their very best in your knitted garnments. This book is an investment since we spend so much time on your knitting not to be disapointed at the end by the result which can happen if we don't choose the good yarn for the pattern. You it happens to all of us knitter... spend I don't how much hours on a project and finally keep it for year in the back of the closet because it look horrible, it scratch horribly your skin or whatever other reason...and the list is long !
Back to the book itself ; it's divided in 4 sections which are : Section 1 : Fiber fondation, Section 2 : Making yarn, Section 3 : Ply me a river and Putting it all together. The first section is all about the fiber, different type from protein fibers to synthetic fibers. It's where the book is really useful. You learn about all type of fiber and blend, how they react and suggestion to how to use them. On the 40 patterns displayed in the book many are for beginner and some intermediate. They cover many type of knitted item such, as baby stuff, socks, mittens, hats, cardigan, etc. I do like some of them...
I included for your eyes pleasure some pictures of the inside :
Also I did receive my IK spring edition 2008 last week but I only take a look at it this week.
So far my favorite feature of the magazine is the great article of Véronik Avery (which is the author of Knitting classic style and her web site is gorgeous http://www.veronikavery.com/ ), it's Finishing : the thrill of the CHASE. As the title annonce, it's a finishing recipe for all the knitted item we made, a great check list to be sure not to forget anything. About the patterns now : I'm tempted by
Flutter sleeve cardigan
Twisted tulip socks
and as always I love Eunny Yang work in the Ladylike gloves
So that's it for now, but I'm pleased with all this content and look further for spring content here as well !!!