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Author: Edited by Knit Picks Staff
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 8 patterns - 41 pages
Read Reviews (5):
3.000000 out of 5 stars

Knits for Everybody: Basic Patterns for the Whole Family

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Sometimes you just want to knit a simple project - nothing with fancy cables or complicated stitches - a classic that will fit almost everyone. Perhaps you've just discovered your love of knitting and you're ready to graduate from scarves to something a bit more challenging. Maybe you're an experienced knitter ready to begin customizing patterns to suit your unique style. No matter where you are on your knitting journey, Knits for Everybody has a project for you!

We chose four of our favorite basic knitting projects and created patterns in both fingering and worsted weight yarns. You'll find easy-to-understand instructions for each project in sizes ranging from newborn to men's XXL and women's plus sizes. Knits for Everybody includes a versatile top-down raglan sweater with a ribbed neck, cuffs, and hem, a beanie-style hat with simple decreases, a pair of socks (or slippers) with instructions for both top-down or toe-up knitting, and a sweet and easy pair of mittens.

Consider Knits for Everybody a handbook of basic patterns for the whole family. Whether you need a gift for a friend or family member, or you're knitting for yourself, there's a project on these pages for you. Grab your needles and favorite yarn, and cast on today!
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4 out of 5 stars

I really like these patterns. I have yet to knit anything from this book, but I'm excited to wrap up my current project so I can get a new one from these patterns on my needles. ABOUT THE PATTERNS Most of the patterns in this book have blank spots where the stitch and row counts are. You have to look up in a chart in the book to get the stitch count for the size you are making. Other reviewers have complained about this, but I actually think it is really smart. I plan on photocopying the pattern I am knitting then writing in the numbers for my size. This way I can make notes without ruining my book. You have to remember that they are providing sizing information for up to 27 (27!) different sizes in 2 yarn weights. It just isn't practical to use the traditional parentheses approach. To me the real value of this book is sheer variety of sizes. THE BOOK ITSELF I love the photos and the way the patterns are laid out. I have to say though, I was a little disappointed in the size of the book. I was expecting something a little bit thicker. And maybe a little bit more general information about pattern fitting and progress pictures/diagrams. I still love it and I expect I will use it a lot as my kiddos grow. TO BEGINNERS I would not buy this as someone freshly new to knitting. This is NOT a book to learn from. This is where you go when you have mastered the basics (casting on, knit, purl, cast off) and can read a pattern unassisted. I think some of the patterns would be a little overwhelming if you didn't have those basics under your belt. PHOTOS I love the georgous photos, but I wish they labeled which were worsted and which were fingerling. A NOTE TO KNIT PICKS I would totally buy a bonus book that was just charts of different weighted yarn (lace, sport, DK, bulky, etc). Just saying.

2 out of 5 stars

As a beginner, I was excited for this book as a collection of simple patterns in different sizes. In practice, the sizes seemed off...way to large for all sizes. I tried few, but in the end had to gauge and draft all of the patterns myself anyway. Not super useful for me.

1 out of 5 stars

I HATE this book. The patterns are sloppy, and you need to peck and hunt through the charts to find what yarn weight, what size, and it's like trying to read Greek. I HATE THIS BOOK. It would have been so easy to just write a raglan sleeve pattern the way patterns have always been written without the garbage, very difficult to follow, I TOSSED IN IN THE WOOD STOVE. Don't waste your money, I've very sorry I took the bait.

3 out of 5 stars

Was disappointed to find that the very popular DK weight yarn was left out. I like the concept of the book but the directions could have been stated so much more clearly.

5 out of 5 stars

This is such a practical, versitile group of patterns...the simplicity is easy enough for the most novice knitter...I love each pattern & Knit Picks yarn!