I also pre-ordered Swedish Knits and had the same reaction, Karin.
Extremely disappointed. 80% of book is a "how to" with a very small
selection of basic patterns and only 1 Swedish pattern - a Bohus pullover.
There are also a couple of Norwegian patterns in the book, which I thought
Nothing new, I was sorry to see. The book is lovely - well laid out and
nice photography. I am just not sure why its called Swedish Knits other
than the fact the authors are Swedish.
I guess I was really hoping for "Swedish Knits" to be something like a cross
between a Bohus book and "Swedish Sweaters" by Britt-Marie Christoffersson.
On Mon, Sep 7, 2009 at 11:05 AM, loweosborn <loweosborn@...> wrote:
> Another heads up on a book - To me this is highly deceptive because of
> it's title Swedish Knits
> and Modern Designs in the Scandinavian Tradition . I was excited to
> order this due to it's title but after receiving it was stunned to find
> it is mainly a how to book. Read the reviews on Amazon. I pre-ordered
> this so at the time there weren't any.
> I also got New Twists on Twined Knitting
> which has a
> number of patterns using s-plied yarns. There is only a tiny bit about
> the history of this technique and no mention of z-plied and what happens
> when you use one over the other that I can see. Reviews on Amazon and
> Ravelry are favorable.
> Has anyone else seen or bought these books ?
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