Thursday, August 28, 2014
When I requested this book from netgalley (free, in exchange for my honest review), I didn't realize that this was just a sampler. They are now selling the same sampler on amazon - a good idea if you want to make just one of the afghans from the book, that happen to be in the sampler: Fish Ripples (a baby blanket which can be easily upsized), Marrakesh (with embroidery), and Serpentine (which is not to my taste because of the ruffles, but because it's made in sections, a lot of people will like this one). All afghans in the sampler - and I assume in the larger, full size book as well - are made out of Comfort (comfort afghans - get it?), a machine washable, soft, acrylic / nylon yarn.
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Comfort Knitting & Crochet: Afghans: More Than 50 Beautiful, Affordable Designs Featuring Berroco's Comfort Yarn by Norah Gaughan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Comfort Knitting & Crochet is a book of 50 or so afghan designs, using mainly worsted weight Comfort (acrylic/nylon) yarn. There's a great variety of designs, from pieced or paneled afghans to one piece designs. Some are written as baby blankets (which can always be done with different colors for lapghans for adults, which is what I usually do for baby blanket designs). Some are pretty standard type afghan designs that you've probably seen before, but most are pretty unique designs for all skill levels.
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