Friday, November 19, 2010
Starmore Eye Candy
Even though I own the "old" hardcover version, I had to buy the Aran Knitting: New and Expanded Edition by Alice Starmore when it was 40% off last month.
Although reading the preface to the new addition where Ms Starmore insults almost everyone in the knitting world was entertaining, I bought the book for the eye candy and the patterns.
Many of the patterns have additional, smaller sizes. Pictures from the old edition have been joined by new pictures.
Irish Moss is one example. In the old book it is shown as a man's sweater. The smallest size is 44.5 inches.
In the new book, the smallest size is 39.5 inches. Just right. I want to knit it someday, but even if I never do I'll get years of pleasure just looking at the picture.