Knitted Gifts: Irresistible Projects to Make and Give Paperback – 29 Jun 2009
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Jan 2010 Most knitters use their hobby to create gifts for others, and if you're looking for some new ideas to try, this is a great collection for you. Knitted Gifts offers over 30 contemporary project ideas for different occasions, such as birthdays, anniversaries, new babies and Christmas. Gifts include bags, socks, oven mitts, napkin rings, baby blocks, a catnip mouse, ballet shoes and more. When writing this book, Ann Budd asked knitters to come up with unusual and inspired projects that they would like to give, and this is a collection of the best ideas. But that doesn't mean that you have to hand all of your knitting over once it's finished... perhaps you deserve a nice knitted gift yourself. Knit Today Issue 25 Ann Budd asked a range of top designers what knitted gifts they'd most like to give - or receive - and compiled the results in this compelling project book. There are nearly 40 ideas for any-occasion gifts, from speedy bookmarks and coffee-cup cosies to more involved projects such as an heirloom baby blanket. There are great gift suggestions for babies, children, men and women, from accessories and toys to small garments. Clever twists on time-honoured designs (such as gloves with thumb flaps for dedicated text-messagers) make these patterns special. The Knitter
About the Author
Ann Budd is a book editor and former senior editor of Interweave Knits magazine. She is the author of The Handy Book series, Getting Started Knitting Socks, Simple Style, and co-author of Wrap Style, Bag Style, and Color Style (all Interweave). She lives in Boulder, Colorado.
Top customer reviews
Thankfully I was very surprised; this book is wonderful with great patterns. I love the mitten/bags and hat patterns. It is very well presented and well worth a look at. Would suit most knitters abilities, it is American so you will have to substitute yarns but its worth it.
As with all knitting pattern books, there are some patterns that I like and some that other people would like. Most of the patterns look fairly quick to knit, many being on large needles. Many items would be good for using up extra odd balls of wool. It would also be a good book to buy if you wanted to try a few new techniques on a small scale.
I've knitted the two sock patterns and they were successful, and am now knitting the blanket. The good thing about books like this is that they aren't that heavy so you can carry them about, but they don't suffer like a paper pattern. I don't like carrying hard backed books because they seem too precious and the corners get wrecked, whereas a paperback seems more resilient.
It is a book that you could give to a learner or an experienced knitter, because of the range of complexities of the patterns and many of the items are things that could be knitted with spare balls.Stitch 'n Bitch Handbook: Instructions, Patterns, and Advice for a New Generation of Knitters
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