by Melanie Falick
As the owners of a yarn shop in Manhattan, the authors of The Yarn Girls Guide to Simple Knits recognized their customers’ desire for knitting projects that were simple and could be completed quickly. This book fits that need perfectly with 30 beautiful patterns, most knit on large needles and bulky yarn. Whether you are looking for a pullover sweater, cardigan, tank top, hat, scarf, poncho, or throw, you will surely find it here.
Each pattern in the book begins with an entertaining paragraph illustrating a story about the pattern. It’s almost as much fun to read these humorous musings as to knit the item. DailyKnitter.com staff knitters have completed four projects from this book, including a lovely funnel-neck pullover, and were extremely pleased. The step-by-step instructions for shaping armholes and necks make for easy knitting. We especially like the chapter of men’s items and the old wives tale of knitting a sweater for your man.