Debbie s knit designs are truly blissful With thanknitting projects and patterns intended for children, women, men, and the home, this collection is truly for everyone Bestselling author Debbie Bliss s designs are fun, easy to create, and make perfect gifts In addition to the delightful original designs, which include hats, gloves, and home decor items, there s also an introduction that covers everything from selecting yarns and determining gauge to reading charts and patterns This is a must have guide for knitters of all skill levels who desire breathtaking designs and high quality yarn Winner, Independent Publisher AwardGold Medal, Craft DIY category Very rare that a knitting book impresses me this much I love the amount of thought and experience that went into each pattern. I like the clean simple design of Debbie Bliss, but I don t often like her method to achieve that design She likes tiny pieces with lots of seaming I like some origami that doesn t need much finishing at all I surprised myself by falling hard for this book I wonder, however, if I min love with the process and method the physical book was put together, than the content inside First, it s hard back with a double spiral That made me happy Second, in the back of the book on heavy lamina I like the clean simple design of Debbie Bliss, but I don t often like her method to achieve that design She likes tiny pieces with lots of seaming I like some origami that doesn t need much finishing at all I surprised myself by falling hard for this book I wonder, however, if I min love with the process and method the physical book was put together, than the content inside First, it s hard back with a double spiral That made me happy Second, in the back of the book on heavy laminated stock stock is a simple needle sizer in US and metric, a ruler and L shaped gauge, and various other nice reference notes I ve just not seen that before in a book and I liked it I have many books with ikea ruler s pasted in the cover because my thumb is good for an inch, but a ruler is easier I have a soft spot for cute line sketches and the end papers were a great delight The layout is clear and the swatches are well photographed to help illustrate the points in the text Do I care for the method of garment construction, no, but the layout of the pattern on the page is clear I ve not checked every pattern but it also seems that page breaks are at a logical place and not in the middlebreakof a sentence or instruction It s a very Debbie Bliss publication and the thought put into every aspect of the book is apparent As a source of inspiration, I could easily give this permanent space on my bookshelf This book by Debbie Bliss has tips for designing your own patterns but also includes some very beautiful and updated new patterns women s sweaters and children s clothes and blankets The patterns are sure to get you itching to pull out your needles and yarns The only down side to this book is that some of the patterns have mistakes in them and you must recalculate the sizes to make them fit properly An experienced knitter can work past these faults to create some of these delightful designs This book by Debbie Bliss has tips for designing your own patterns but also includes some very beautiful and updated new patterns women s sweaters and children s clothes and blankets The patterns are sure to get you itching to pull out your needles and yarns The only down side to this book is that some of the patterns have mistakes in them and you must recalculate the sizes to make them fit properly An experienced knitter can work past these faults to create some of these delightful designs but be aware that it will probably be too difficult a task for a novice to figure out I would give the book five stars for the designs but have settled on three stars because of the mistakes in some of the patterns Still a great book for inspiration