First, the facts:
Author: Kate Atherley
Published by: Interweave Press, 2017
Type: Mittens and gloves
Introduction: Why Fit Matters and How to Use This Book
1. Hand Size and Mitten Fit
2. Yarns & Warmth
3. Making Mittens and Gloves
4. The Basic Patterns
5. Accessories and Design Customizations
The In-Depth Look:
Everybody loves mittens, right? Because fingers get cold in the winter time (and the autumn, and the spring, and in air conditioning, and … you get the picture).
It’s therefore not a surprise that there are lots of books and patterns for mittens in the world. Not quite as many as for sock patterns, but close! So, why do we need more?
Because (this may be a surprise) not everybody has the same size hands. Some people have long fingers, some have plump hands, some have short little fingers … there are variations.
Which is why it’s useful to have a book that explains all the mysterious intricacies about making the perfect pair of gloves of mittens–how to measure your hands, how to pick your yarns, what you need in a cuff, how to attach the thumb … you get the idea.
Then after all that, wouldn’t it be nice to have just good, well thought out, basic patterns to work with? Ones that you could use to kick off your own explorations of color and stitch patterns?
And, how about some pretty patterns that already have the work done for you and have already paired up the right cables or stitch patterns into, say, ten brand-new patterns?
See? That’s why we needed another book about mittens and gloves–because Kate Atherley has already done all the heavy lifting for us.
You can pre-order your copy from Amazon.com!
This review copy was kindly donated by Interweave Press. Thank you!
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