Great Little Gifts to Knit: 30 Quick and Colorful Patterns

Great Little Gifts to Knit: 30 Quick and Colorful Patterns

by Jean Moss




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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781600858475
Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/03/2013
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 9.80(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Jean Moss is one of Britain’s leading designers, and her distinctive couture knits are known worldwide. She is the author of Sweet Shawlettes and has been creating her own collections of handknits for more than 25 years. She’s designed for Rowan Yarns and many international fashion houses including Ralph Lauren, Laura Ashley, and Benetton. She lives in York, England and hosts knitters’ tours in the UK and throughout Europe.

Table of Contents

Forward by Kate Buller, Brand Manager of Rowan yarns
Chapter 1: Baby
Cuddle Cocoon
Shower Set      
Baby Love Blanket       
Whoopla Beanbags      
Jubilee Jacket  
Chapter 2: Hers
Fiesta Shrug and Fingerless Gloves      
Jive Legwarmers          
Glow Wristlet    
Frou-Frou Fingerless Gloves     
Amulet Purse   
Deco Backpack           
Will o’ the Wisp Shawlette         
Galaxy Beret    
Kitten’s Paw Stole        
Odalisque Turban and Hat         
Zebra Mittens   
Chapter 3:  His
Hugs Socks     
Masham Scarf  
Galway Beanie and Headwrap   
Tutti Frutti Smart Phone Sleeve 
Hendrix Guitar Strap and Belt    
Chapter 4: Home
Checkers Cushion and Seat Cover        
Flavor Place Mat and Napkin Ring         
Wensleydale Teacozy   
McDougal Dog Jacket              
Welcome Door Hanging
Techniques and Stitches           
Yarn Information           
Buttons and Trimmings 
Knitting Abbreviations  
Needle and Hook Sizing           
About the Author          

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Great Little Gifts to Knit: 30 Quick and Colorful Patterns 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
jbarr5 More than 1 year ago
Little Gifts to Knit 30 Quick and Colorful Patterns by Jean Moss This colorful illustrated book about quick gifts you can make has so many adorable ideas. The first section is baby and not only does it have the tiny caps but also an illusion afghan. The directions are charted and row by row instructions. Next section is Hers and the pieces are so elegant, lacy, and romantic. The berets would be my favorite Next section is for Him and my favorite there would be the beannie cap-love doing cable work. Home section favorite for me would be Welcome door hanging=so different! Book includes special stitches used, the technique of using them; Yarn Information-where to obtain the yarn used in the samples; and a section on selecting the right buttons and trimmings. Knitting abbreviations is next, needle and hook sizing, and a project index with pictures and page numbers for quick reference. Index and bio about the author are also included. What I liked about this book is a lot of the quick projects can also be used in the charity work I do locally and some look challenging while others with the pattern look very easy. The very high quality photographs will speak volumes to you! I received this book from Net Galley via The Taunton Press, Inc. in exchange for my honest review.
Buecherwurm161 More than 1 year ago
Something for every Knit Level.  I got this book through Net Galley in exchange for a review. Since I love to knit and crochet I jumped at the chance to check out this book and I really loved it. I am always looking for knit ideas, and this book is filled with 30 gift ideas and it describes what knitting level you should be to master it. From beginner to advanced, it has plenty of gift idea's for any level, with easy to follow instructions and approximately how long it should take you to finish. Also included are techniques and stitch information along with yarn and needle sizes. Pretty much anything you need to know in order to knit any gift. I especially loved the beautiful pictures in the book, I found them very inspiring and I can't wait to get started on a project. I got my yarn all ready to get started. This would also make a nice present for anybody who loves to knit.