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  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Stewart, Tabori & Chang Inc (24 Sept. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1584793678
  • ISBN-13: 978-1584793670
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 1.9 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 350,297 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Knitwear designer Joelle Hoverson is the owner of Purl, an upscale knitting supply store in New York City's trendy SoHo neighborhood. Since opening in 2002, Purl has been featured in Oprah Winfrey's "O" magazine, "Lucky," and "Time Out," as well as on Martha Stewart's syndicated television show. From 1996 to 2000, Hoverson worked as a senior style editor for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. She holds a master of fine arts degree from Yale University. Anna Williams is a freelance photographer based in New York City. Her work appears frequently in "Martha Stewart Living," Oprah Winfrey's "O" magazine, "Food & Wine," "Gourmet," "Real Simple," "In Style," "Elle Decor," and other national publications.

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99 of 101 people found the following review helpful By bluecougar25 on 23 Jun. 2005
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I like this kind of book, it does exactly what the title suggests, gives you a whole host of patterns that can be knitted up quickly and given to people (or kept for yourself). With scarfs, little bags, toys and soft furnishings as well as baby stuff there should be something to suit pretty much everyone, with the patterns laid out clearly with good photographs. Best of all, the projects are divided by time, so you can pick something fast or a little slower depending on your deadline, and there are nice extras like the article on colour combination and useful hints on wrapping and presentation. The airy scarf is my favourite thus far, but I'm sure my friends will be receiving many of these items as time goes by. An excellent mix of the practical and fun, with things suitable for the beginner as well as more advanced knitters.
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159 of 165 people found the following review helpful By crimecatuk on 27 Feb. 2007
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I like knitting and I love giving handmade and homemade gifts to friends, so when I heard of Joelle Hoverson's book "Last-Minute Knitted Gifts" I was very intrigued. Sadly, the book proved to be less intriguing than I had hoped.

Looking at the title, I would assume the operative word here is "gifts", and maybe my definition is different from Hoverson's, but the "gift appeal" of some of the featured items is more than debatable. Essentially, Hoverson offers an eclectic selection of small, easily made knitted items, divided into different chapters, according to roughly how long it will take to make them. There are 32 projects in all (not counting variations of a basic pattern, like the selection of hats or the soft toys). This number, though, sounds more impressive than it actually is. 8 of the projects are scarves, that old, old stalwart of knitted gifts, last-minute or otherwise. Another 8 are presents for babies and small children, from angora baby booties to a snuggle blanket. Baby clothes, by merit of their size, are always quickly made, and they even might come in handy as last-minute gifts if you suddenly found out your dinner hosts have a baby and you are tired of bringing a bottle of wine. Still, these particular items are best described as listless - we've seen it all before, and a lot better. And that, exactly, is the problem with this book: Most of the designs are just that little bit too simple, and even though Hoverson uses beautiful, colourful and exquisite yarns (most of them not readily available in the UK), most of the items are lacking that certain "wow" factor which would turn them into desirable gifts, and not just last-minute products of sheer desperation.
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38 of 41 people found the following review helpful By a reader on 12 April 2006
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This is a wonderful book, I'm really glad I bought it. There is a wide variety of projects, most of which are straightforward. I'm working on the chevron scarf at the moment. It looks amazing, and I'm finding it very easy once I interpretted the abbreviations. This is the 4th scarf pattern I've made, all good enough to give away as gifts, which has boosted my confidence no end. I've also made the bag illustrated on the front cover, just out of ordinary craft cotton, rather than the recommended silk. One area where I have struggled is in replacing the american yarns which aren't available over here, for example with the chevron scarf, but I think this is just my own inexperience. Next I'd like to knit the baby bootees but I don't understand the instructions, so it may take me longer than the guideline 2 hours. I would recommend this book to any knitter, especially novices like myself, as I'm finding it a great way to expand my skills.
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Moonrock on 28 Dec. 2006
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I'm definitely NOT an experienced knitter but these patterns were simply dull.

There was nothing in this book, that made me feel I wanted to pick up my needles and get cracking.

However, the only reason why this book gets 2 stars is because the author has a good "Knitting Basics" sections.

Sorry to put a downer on this book but I can recommended better!
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By RoxyK on 8 Aug. 2006
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This has to be THE knitted gift book. If you only buy one, this has to be it. Full of contemporary simple designs using luxurious yarns you're only trouble will be what to knit first.

I knitted the Rabbit Lovable Toy and was so impressed with the instructions and finished product. I'd never been interested in knitted toys but this design was just amazing. I used Blue Sky Alpacas as recommended which is a fabulous yarn.

Although many of the yarns are from the US most are easy to obtain on the internet or quite easy to substitute. This book is easily my favourite knitted gift book and the first I turn to when looking for a knitted present to make.
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The longer I have this book (and other knitting books to compare it with), the more I appreciate it. Clear instructions, well thought through patterns, with none of the fiddly seams and intarsia that you can get into a mess with as a beginner, great use of texture and colour. Whoever wrote the review saying that the title was misleading is right. I guess they couldn't call it 'Random collection of long and short projects using the beautiful yarns we sell at purl'. If you're looking for novel Wedding or Christmas gifts, this is not the book for you. However, there's a section at the back on wrapping your gifts and instructions for how to make a drawstring bag to put them in. Many of the patterns are quality enough to give as gifts - a soft baby's bonnet, a thick cashmere man's scarf, some quick pot holders for a house-warming party, I knit the chevron scarf for a friend (simple, but clever pattern) and perhaps you have a friend who would just love a cashmere tea cosy? Ok, so maybe not that last one, but I don't mind because I knit the tea-cosy for myself with cheaper, washable yarn, and it's the best tea-cosy pattern I've found. There are also some very versatile designs, like the hat that can be adapted to fit many tastes. Even the patterns that I flicked through as 'page fillers' I'm now going back to. Maybe a string of mini jumpers and stockings hanging over the mantelpiece might add a retro touch to Christmas?
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