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High schoolers and college students can learn to stitch together hats, sweaters, blankets and more with Teen Knitting Club: Chill Out and Knit by Jennifer Wenger, Carol Abrams and Maureen Lasher. This comprehensive covered spiralbound guide takes teens through the fundamentals-tools, basic stitches, yarn selection and more-before providing clear directions and diagrams for 35 projects plus tips for starting a knitting club. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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Gr 8 Up-This sturdy book has a pleasing layout. The section "All You Need to Know" discusses materials, stitches and techniques, and problems, accompanied by helpful charts and illustrations pertaining to such matters as yarn thicknesses and labels. Instructions for scarves, hats, bags, ponchos, tank tops, and more follow, with variations. One-day ideas such as a headband or choker provide quick results. Numerous color photos, many full page, of males and females wearing the garments are included. Encouraging quotes from teens add a special touch. Back matter includes "Start Your Own Teen Knitting Club" and "Knitting for Others," with a list of suggestions for community organizations to contact.-Augusta R. Malvagno, Queens Borough Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Gr. 5-9. Although Wenger's attractive hardcover (with an inside spiral binding) explains the basics of knitting, it will appeal most to children who know how to knit. The pictures showing basic procedures are too small to be useful to newcomers, and the tips for troubleshooting aren't clearly explained. The 35 projects, however, hit the mark--a variety of scarves, hats, ponchos, shells, sweaters, and even a blanket. The instructions are explicit, almost narrative in style, and they are accompanied by page references to required knitting skills. Full-page color photographs show the finished projects. --Ilene Cooper Copyright 2005 Booklist