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by Jenny Hill

Discover how a little yarn can go a long, long way. . . Over 30 irresistible quick-to-stitch knitting and crochet projects celebrate the new generation of gorgeous gourmet yarns available to knitters and crocheters today. Say goodbye to old wool and humdrum cotton and hello to fun fleeces and fur, slinky twists of ribbon, luxurious lurex and bubble boucle. As you only need two balls, you can afford to experiment! Dedicated knitters can extend their skills by experimenting with crochet, whilst beginners will love the quick and simple designs for adults, kids, the home and gift occasions. Features useful tips and techniques to help you get the best from this exciting new generation of yarns.
Download Two Balls or Less: Over 30 Simply Stylish Knitting and Crochet Projects epub
ISBN: 0715324314
ISBN13: 978-0715324318
Category: Home
Subcategory: Crafts & Hobbies
Author: Jenny Hill
Language: English
Publisher: David & Charles (August 11, 2007)
Pages: 112 pages
ePUB size: 1518 kb
FB2 size: 1460 kb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 359
Other Formats: lrf lrf lit azw

did not like this. The patterns were not very pretty. Would not recommend anyone to buy. I thought this would consist of pretty hates, scarves, hand and wrist warmers. Also, I purchased for the crocheted items but had more knitting items instead.
Very misleading. Majority of patterns are for children which I do not use. Also, illustrations were far apart from few patterns I might have used.
Found this book to have some really nice free patterns.Also found the patterns well written so the instructions were easy to follow.
Sending it back. Not what I expected. Not enough patterns for me. Was not aware that it contained crochet patterns as well.
it's a good book but no exactly what i was looking for. i do plan on trying a few of the patterns though.
The book has creative,basically quick patterns. Some of the patterns could only work if you are knitting for children. The use of a variety of yarns makes it interesting.
TWO BALLS OR LESS is another book that hopes to lure you in by offering projects that you may want to do as gifts, especially for someone who likes a bit of 'bling' in their wardrobe. I looked at the book in a local bookstore, and passed on it simply because nothing jumped out at me.

There aren't any images beyond the cover to access online, so I am listing the projects by name to be helpful to anyone who is trying to make a blind decision about whether to roll the dice and buy it:

- Warm hearted bed warmer
- Pebble pillows
- Rainbow rags storage cube
- Fruit fizz coasters
- Bubbles and bobbles cushion
- 2 Kids
- Fun fur baby bonnet
- Knitty kitty backpack
- Super soft slippers
- Colourful capelet
- Giddy gilet
- 3 Adults
- Running river ribbon scarf
- Simple slub shrug
- Corsage camisole
- Two-tone twist scarf
- Classic cloche hat
- 4 Gifts
- Pucker-up purse
- Pooch pullover
- Sassy stripe armwarmers
- Gilt edge glitter belt
- Bollywood bag

My suggestion: Go to YOUR local bookstore or library and peruse it before spending the $$. My hunch is this book will have a pretty limited following.
As a beginner knitter, I am scooping up books that feature, quick, easy, and inexpensive projects. The great thing about books like this one, is the immediate gratification one gets when one finishes a project. Some of us are pressed for time, others don't have the patience to complete a lengthy work, and it is for this premise that I recommend this book.

Another plus of this book is that there is 1 crochet project per section.

My first project was a dog sweater that I made for my Aunt's dog. I used Lion Brand's Thick and Quick, a lovely machine washable chunky yarn. This pattern gave me experience in increasing and using a varied rib pattern. Yes, I messed up many times with the ribbing count, and ripped out my work MANY times, and gave up and kept it a bit "off"--after all, it's for a dog, what does she care if the ribbing is a litte "off."

Next, I made a heart-shaped decorative pillow using Lion's Hometown USA. It came out pretty well and I learned the seed stitch.

On the downside, some of the yarns recommended are ribbon tape, or slubbed, or an unusual boucle. Again, I really don't know what to substitute.

Overall, perhaps if you are more knowledgable about yarns or have a yarn store to shop in, this book is for you.