Knitting Book Reviews

Family Knits
by Debbie Bliss

Another book from Debbie Bliss with some of things you come to expect from her - clean layout, beautiful photos and classic patterns.

This book has 25 projects for kids, adults and the home. The patterns are broken up into three sections - beach, picnic and country - the background of the photos.

My quibble with this book lies in pictures. They are beautiful but sometimes it's at the expense of showing the garments clearly. Like the collage with the cute kid below (hint - he's not the one wearing a knit project). And there are some photos that are pure art, i.e. a picture of a swing with no knit project in sight. That's nice and all but I didn't buy an art book, I bought a knitting book!

Two of the patterns I loved are a cotton jacket and a rib and cables cardigan. I like classic pieces with just a bit of detail to make them special.

Despite my quibble with some of the pictures, this is still a good book with solid projects. If you are a Debbie Bliss fan, this is another winner.

Reviewed by Allison Linehan

Allison's blog, Neophyte Knitter, can be found at

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