Saturday, April 20, 2019

30 Amazing Loom Knits

30 Amazing Loom Knits is a tutorial technique project book with a nice selection of loom knit projects. I think a lot of people unfairly dismiss knitting looms as 'kids crafts' and only remember the (admittedly) hideous polyester knitted hotpads and pot holders we all made in the 1970s (in avocado and harvest gold!).   Forget those. These are stylish projects with a wide variety of uses from socks and scarves and leg warmers, to bags, shawls, and hats.  The projects use a wide variety of yarns (they seem to be slanted to North American readers' availabilities), but substitutions should be painless.

Due out  1st Aug 2019 from Rowman & Littlefield on their Stackpole imprint, it's 160 pages and will be available in paperback format. Author Nicole F. Cox will be familiar to many of the Ravelry crowd. The tutorials are well photographed and the accompanying text is easy to follow. Many of the patterns include 'Japanese' style design charts (do those graphic charts have a different name?) as well as written pattern row by row descriptions.

These are appealing and well made with designer details.

Five stars.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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