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  1. The Kim Hargreaves Collection: A Rowan Original (Knitting)
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  2. The Kim Hargreaves Collection: A Rowan Original (Knitting)

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    Price R705.00

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If you like looking at Kaffe Fassett's designs but find them to be rather overwhelming (and thus almost unworkable), this is for you. Beautiful stuff, complex designs but approachable. The author has worked with the famous Kaffe Fassett and currently oversees design for Rowan Yarns; this is reflected in the book but the exclusive use of branded yarn doesn't detract from the really beautiful designs; an experienced knitter can likely switch yarns if wanted.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

My issue of this book was copyright in 1991, twenty two years ago. I gave it four stars because some of the sweaters in this book were a bit dated. That having been said....some of these designs were so far ahead of their time that they are very much in fashion today including a hoodie. It wouldn't take much for most knitters to fix the "dated" problem.

At this time sweaters were still being made oversized. Happily a good many of these sweaters are in that style. As I have grown into them I appreciate that. And I see Intarsia designs on some of the new sweaters today also. There are many happy examples of that here.

My biggest knitting mistake was to sell my knitting books. This is a repurchase of a book I have already had and it will not get loose again. No matter how old a book is there is always something to learn from or build on in it.
The designs are wonderful. I superimpose the chart patterns onto a more modern proportioned sweater, and fiddle with it here and there to fit. This would be a learning experience for an intermediate knitter, but certainly doable.
Someday I may be glad I spent $10 (a bargain) on this 1991 book, but most of the patterns are more complicated that I want at this time. I do like Kim Hargreaves designs and there are some gorgeous updated versions of classics in this collection. Mostly I drool over these photos and wonder if I will ever have the patience to try even a small sweater.
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