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Adult/High School-Many of these 25 patterns will appeal to teens. The thorough instructions and colorful photographs will entice any knitter (and some would-be knitters) to pick up a pair of needles and get started. Teen-friendly projects include colorful hats, beautiful bags, snuggly slippers, and a teddy bear. The illustrated glossary of terms is a great resource for new knitters.
Christine Jones, Fairfax County Public Library, VA
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As Taylor notes, it's disconcerting to shrink a sweater in the washer, but if you knit a loose, oversize garment and then shrink it on purpose, you have turned a wool object into felt. But it's not quite as simple as that. Some yarns and some brands felt more quickly, some need a few minutes in the washer, and others require three full cycles. Taylor offers 25 projects, first showing how to knit the item, then how to get the desired look. The projects are quite inventive, from toddler slippers shaped like bunnies to wine bags decorated with grapes. Taylor's enthusiasm combined with the straightforward instructions and eye-catching color photos will entice knitters. Ilene Cooper
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This is a great book to get a solid understanding of felting and what can be done with felted fabric (it can be cut, who knew?!). The patterns are easy to follow and comprehensive. Read morePublished on June 22 2004
Knowledgeably written by knitting expert Kathleen Taylor who has contributed more than 500 articles and reviews to craft magazines, Knit One, Felt Too: Discover The Magic Of... Read morePublished on Jan. 13 2004 by Midwest Book Review