Sunday, 10 May 2015
distraction from frustration
I am, in the meantime, enjoying my new copy of Amy Herzog's latest book. I borrowed Knit to Flatter from the library. Love the explicit instructions, detailed schematics, and methods for modification. I will buy it, but decided to get Knit Wear Love to start. Love it. Love the patterns, the styles, the 'meta patterns' that are a foundation for adding different elements. Each pattern has three styles and three gauges provided. This versatility is great for me. I hate knitting in fine gauges, and find it hard to modify a pattern to a different gauge on my own. Don't get me wrong, I'm quite capable of doing the math and re-writing the pattern to my new numbers. In theory. But I don't have time or energy to redo a pattern to a new gauge, only to find it didn't work.
My only complaint is that the pattern tells me how many skeins of a certain yarn I'll need, but doesn't give me total yardage. This means I have to go online, find out how many yards are in a skein of a given yarn, and then determine how much I'll need for my size. Not a big deal, but I prefer the total amounts right on the pattern page.
I love several patterns already. Lots of styles appeal to me in different ways. Depends on my mood or where I'll be going with it on! I will be reading and rereading this to pick one to start with. As soon as I finish my vest!