First, the facts:
Author: Tanis Gray
Published by: Interweave Press, 2013
Type: Accessory patterns
1. Heartfelt Hats
2. Warm and Wonderful Mittens
3. Cuddly Cowls & Scarves
4. Snuggly Sweaters, Shawls and Shrugs
5. Quick and Clever Gifts
The In-Depth Look:
I have no excuse for having let this charming book sit, unreviewed, on my desk for over a month.
As explained in the introduction, Tanis Gray’s “…first love is creating knits that are simple and fun to knit and just as much fun to wear. To put together the ultimate collection of quick and cozy projects to knit, I reached out to some of my favorite designers … Among these fifty projects, you’ll find dozens of mittens, hats, and other accessories; sumtuous sweaters, scarves, shawls, and cowls; colorful accents for the home; and lots of ideas for quick and clever gifts for everyone on your list, including little ones and the hard-to-knit-for.”
Really, it’s a great book. Fifty patterns, first of all, which is a lot. Most of them are quick patterns, easy to make quickly so you can wear them. The range of difficulty, too, covers the full range from new knitters to those with more experience. In fact, my best friend just finished the Weekend Away gaiter/cowl as her second-ever knitting project, complete with lace pattern and chart-reading, and all.
Honestly, my only regret is that it took me so long to point you in the direction of this lovely book.
This review copy was kindly donated by Interweave Press. Thank you!
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