Vogue Knitting Weekend Knits - On The Go! by Editor, Vogue Knitting Magazine ISBN, Hardbound, pgs, $12.95US, Sixth & Spring Books, Sixth & Spring Books, PO Box 1808, Altoona, PA 16603, 877-860-6164 US
The Basics include explanations of gauge, blocking, yarn symbols, finishing and color knitting. Terms and Abbreviations and level of difficulty are included plus how to make fringe and pom-poms. Specialty stitches used in the patterns are explained with instructions and illustrations. There are several very easy patterns for beginners in addition to those for the intermediate and advanced; all projects you can finish in 48 hours or less. You should already know how to knit before working the projects in this book.
There are 21 projects, including clothing for girls and toddlers; women’s tops and tanks; a man’s sweater; baby blanket; tote bag; two scarves, a belt; newborn cap and booties; tube socks, mittens and a hat. I liked the newborn cap and booties and I think they would look good in an adult size.
The yarns you choose will make a great difference in the final item. It can be as fancy or casual as you like depending on the fibers.
There is a resource reference at the back of the book for yarns, however, only a couple of companies included phone numbers and one a website, all the rest were snail mail addresses only. This is a recent publication, 2003, and I find it strange that the publishers would think people are going to sit down and write snail mail when phone numbers, email or websites are so easy for contact. I seldom write letters, there is just no time. I can, however, quickly make a call or use email.
If you like variety and working projects on the go or quick weekend “make it Saturday and wear it Sunday,” Weekend Knits will be of interest to you.