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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Book Review: Great Little Gifts to Knit by Jean Moss

Expected Publication: September 2013
Publisher: Taunton Press
Editions: paperback (I had an ecopy)
Length: 144 pages
Source: Publisher via Netgalley

Today's knitters are avid—and busy. Although they love to knit for friends and family, and enjoy trying out new patterns and stitch techniques, they're constantly faced with the challenge of finding enough time to complete their projects. Great Little Gifts to Knit solves this problem. Jean Moss, author of Sweet Shawlettes, has designed 30 fun, fresh, beautiful patterns that incorporate traditional knitting techniques from all over the world: from Fair Isle and Aran knits to Peruvian intarsia patterns and Japanese shadow knitting techniques. Beautiful, clever, and, most of all, quick to knit, these projects offer knitters a chance to learn and experiment with new techniques—all in projects that can be made in less than a weekend.

A_TiffyFit's Review: This book had 30 wonderful, quick patterns for gifts. From socks and baby hats to fingerless, feminine gloves and bean bags, there were a lot of different ideas! I loved that none of them would take a lot of yarn and should be quick knits. If I knit my way through this book, I could have my Christmas list done, I'm sure!

There's a section in the back detailing yarns used, great charts with keys, and some basic techniques explained such as cast on and selvage edges.

Take it from a knitter: any knitter would like to have this book. While we may already have a pattern for a seat cushion or a pillow cover, we always appreciate colorful photography, different patterns, and projects to start!

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