The designs are beautiful, and would be proudly worn to work, school, or out on the town. The book has a thoughtful mix of techniques, and I am confident that almost anyone will find a project in this book they might want to make.
My one criticism? There are no designs for men in the collection. There's one or two hats that guys would love, and while I see the reasoning behind not adding a third model to the book (cost/etc.) it's worth noting that there's a lack of brotherly love in this book.
But... what is here is beautiful. I have a couple favorite pieces to share. First, I really like the Tanner cowl because of its bold lace pattern.
My other favorite? The Georgia sweater. It's a basic shell with an added floral embellishment. It caught my eye as artistic and creative and fun. Of course, I want someone to keep going on a design like this and cover the entire shell of the sweater in big flowers! With the right planning, that could be really interesting.
In the end, my impression of this new title is a good one. It's a good collection of classic patterns and anyone who wants to knit women's garments would be proud to have it in their pattern library.
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New American Knits
By Amy Christoffers
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Thanks again for reading and commenting!