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Old 05-01-2006, 09:17 PM   #1
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Thank you to those who suggested this book -- it came today and I it!! It was exactly what I was looking for, and I can't wait to start the sweater sampler. I really like Elizabeth Zimmerman's books -- Knitting Without Tears was my most recent read -- but it looks like The Sweater Workshop will be easier for me to follow, and I am impressed with how many varied techniques are used in the sampler. I have to show some restraint, however, as my works in progress are starting to grow in numbers , but I'm looking forward to working on the sampler for a summer project
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Old 05-01-2006, 11:53 PM   #2
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I went to amazon.com, and there are 25 reviews and all gave 5 stars. I bought one !

I am going to end up spending thousands before I can come up with a project
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Old 05-01-2006, 11:56 PM   #3
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I want that so bad! I got it from the library, but now want my own!!
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Hubby is going to kill me when he sees the credit card statement this month !
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:D Yep, I love mine! My friend, Kelley @ KnitPicks recommended this book to me last year & she assured me that once u finish with the sampler that u will have covered all u need to know for knitting sweaters/tops in the round...she's never knit tops flat & her's are GORGEOUS :D
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Old 05-02-2006, 10:33 AM   #6
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:rofling: My hubby may also kill me when the credit card statement arrives. I broke my foot and am in a cast for 6 weeks, so I have been consoling myself with internet purchases !!

I have to say that I was impressed with the book for the $18 price tag on Amazon (normally sells for $30)...it is a nice, big book with a very handy spiral binding.

I want to get to the point in my knitting that I can look at a sweater and truly understand how to make it, or have an idea for a certain fit or style and be able to create it without searching around for a pattern, and then the yarn to fit the pattern. I'm hoping that something will just "click" with me by the time I work through the book. (hmmm...I guess the next step would be to have the patience to start and actually complete a whole sweater!! )
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Holly:

I will have to compare my book with yours to see if I have bought a crummy version. I got it from one of the resellers for seven bucks with 3.49 shipping so the total is 10 bucks and change. I saw the spiral binder version being more expensive in the used book sales. I just just mine has the same contents as yours.
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No worries! I'm sure the sampler is the same, and the process for making the sweaters is the same. I had to buy another book (Stolen Lives - 20 years in a desert prison) for my May book club, so I was able to take advantage of the free shipping (or I would have looked into the used books also).
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When it comes to books, I always buy used ones if it's available. Most of them are in like new condition and they are much cheaper. I myself sold couple of books which I paid 13-20 dollars for each, but sold only for 3 bucks each. Figure it's not worth the hassle for the trip to the post office, I now just donate my old books to the charities.
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When you by the used books on Amazon, are you purchasing from private sellers directly, or do you pay Amazon?
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