Thursday, October 29

Glamour Knits - book review

Before I moved to Hawaii an great friend of mine gave me a knitting book called Glamour Knits by Erika Night, and I love it, I really do. But I am a rather advanced knitter (knitting almost 20 years...) know things that less advanced knitters do not and as such can fudge my way in some things.

The book itself is laid out with all the color photos in the beginning and all the pattern photos and script being monochromatic. They are the same photos as the beginning photos so if you need more detail or want color you can just flip to the front.

The photos all look VERY glamorous and very pretty on the model. They were taken like they were meant to sell the garment but doesn't really show the construction of the garment. This makes it hard to see what you are doing wrong in comparison to the photos. (of course Ravelry only has user photos not the book photos so you can use those if you want help with pictures, the only problem I see is that Ravelry only has 11 of the 15 patterns for this book on Ravelry... so if you like a pattern that isn't on Ravelry, you might have some issues.)

The patterns themselves are quite straight forward and I like them. Easy to read and the like. This book does not have graphs, it only has the written pattern, so if you are a graph knitter then this is not a book for you.

Also a quick search shows that there are errors in this publishing of the book (hopefully to be fixed in the second run) and here is a link to the errata.

Overall, the book has it's issues (don't we all?) but can be overlooked or just be non-issues by the right knitter.

Edit: Also there are more reviews here.

1 comment:

Knittymama said...

Great review! Thanks for sharing. I'll have to check that book out!