14 January 2012 / ISBN: 9781844487752
How To / Knit and Crochet
by Rachel A Hyde
Knit and crochet
a beach or aquarium full of aquatic flora and fauna, then have fun
decorating almost anything you can think of with your creations.
If you are a standard intermediate yarncrafter then you should have
no trouble making up the models in this book. There is a fair bit
of information about such matters as reading the symbols, what to
buy, caring for your work, etc., but this is not a book on how to
knit or crochet for the beginner. The author mentions this useful
section being for brushing-up purposes, and there are handy and
very clear diagrams showing basic knitting and crochet stitches.
choose a project there are several pages, handsomely illustrated,
with the models arranged in groups, eg The Beach, Coral Reef, The
Deep, etc. Choose from ocean-going mammals, fish of all kinds, cephalopods,
shells, seaweed, coral and more. Instructions are listed in two
separate sections, knitting and crochet, and you will need to be
able to read charts as well as written instructions. Each project
page has a picture of the finished item, what you need and the method;
in a few cases there are some notes of interest about the subject.
Some help is given at the beginning, but it's of the reminder type
rather than actual tuition. At the back, there are seven projects,
including a lovely mobile for a child's room, corsage, trim for
a beach hat and diorama. This is an attractive and unusual book
that is sure to be one of the most fun ways of recycling lots of
oddments of yarn.