Teach Yourself Visually Knitting Design: Working from a Master Pattern to Fashion Your Own Knits (Teach Yourself Visually) by Sharon Turner
This has master patterns for many types of projects, including Scarves and Shawls, Hats, Bags, Socks, Mittens, Gloves, Vests, and Sweaters. For example, in the Hats section, the book details the different kinds of brims, and different ways to shape the top. In each section, there are suggestions on how to adjust your stitch number to your gauge and hat size.
I think that this is a great addition to my library. A good reference when I find a pattern that is ALMOST perfect, but I want to tweak it a bit to fit my needs.
There are tutorials for different techniques throughout the book, so it could be helpful for a beginning knitter. After browsing this book, anyone can understand the purpose of different steps in patterns!
This book is a great reference, and I would recommend adding it to your own personal library. It is great to break down different patterns into their components, to help you adapt a pattern to fit your own needs.
This is currently the last book on my bookshelf to review. Stay tuned for reviews from my adventures at the Public Library!