Worsted weight yarn is a popular choice for needlecrafters at all experience levels, and Best of the Worsteds offers two worsted choices with each project. Every pattern includes a set of step-by-step instructions, a materials list and a color photo of the completed item, with the skill level of the project prominently listed.
Special features in the book include a how-to section that explains gauge and yarn substitutions, a knitting stitch guide, a crochet stitch guide and felting instructions. The book is divided into four chapters; Pampered-Baby Things, Sure-Bet Gifts & More, First-Class Wearables and Marvelous Afghans & Pillows.
Best of the Worsteds includes projects for the home, the family and the family pet. There are wearables for infants and toddlers, as well as scarves, hats, bags, sweaters, vests, afghans, jackets and place mats. The optional yarn selection provides additional variety, and the detailed gauge instruction provides added support for accurate knitting results.