One of the greatest pleasures of being a knitter is the ability to create gifts for the ones we love. Whether it's a hat or a shawl or even a small bootie, using our hands to create things always adds that extra special touch.
Jean Moss of Sweet Shawlettes does it again with her newest pattern book, Great Little Gifts to Knit. She has designed 30 wonderful patterns that are sure to please everyone on your gift list.
As we get into October I am reminded that there are only 85 days left to knit Christmas gifts and even less for those Hanukkah gifts! It's the perfect time to whip a book like this out and cast on.
The book is split into 4 sections: Baby, Hers, His and Home. OF course with a little guy now in my life I was really interested in the Baby section. My favorite of the patterns is the Whoopla bean bags! James loves to play with all things soft and what's better than these?
It's the perfect project for trying out intarsia for the first time as the small squares are truly forgiving!
In the Hers section, you know I love me some leg warmers! And with two balls of Rowan Big Wool these are your Dec. 24th, 11:30pm, almost forgot to make my sis something (or sis in law for me) kind of project!
In the His section I was all about the gutiar strap! I love that it doubles as a belt just incase you want to switch it up. It's a great piece for your favorite rocker. Which reminds me, I told my husband that we SO have to get James some guitar lessons once his fingers are up for it. Seven months, too soon?
Lastly, in the Home section I was all about the placemats! I often think about how nice it would be to have some knitted placemats and how truly easy they are to make! I'm glad she included them here. It really is the perfect thing for stash busting and everyone could use them.
All the patterns are clearly written and easy to follow and with an appendix handy for those 'what does that SSK' mean again moments.
I am so happy to have been the final stop on the EPIC Jean Moss Great Gifts to Knit blog tour! I hope you all enjoyed visiting each blog and if you haven't here they are:
Mon 2 Sep Wendy Knits Wendy Johnson
Wed 4 Sep WEBS Kathy Elkins
Fri 6 Sep Getting Stitched on the Farm Kristin Nicholas
Mon 9 Sep Stolen Stitches Carol Feller
Tues 10 Sep Knittedbliss Julie crawford
Wed 11 Sep Black Bunny Fibers Carol Sulcoski
Thur 12 sep Rhythm of the Needles Joanne Conklin
Frid 13 Sep Tiny Owls Knits Stephanie Dosen
Mon 16 Sep Just Call me Ruby Susan Crawford
Tues 17 Sep Zeneedle Margene Smith
Wed 18 Sep Redshirt Knitting Erika Barcott
Thur 19 Sep A Friend to Knit With Leslie Friend
Fri 20 Sep Craft Sanity Jennifer Ackerman Haywood
Mon 23 Sep Connieleneknits Connie Lene
Tues 24 Sep Knitsofacto Annie Cholewa
Wed 25 Sep Ulla Bella Anita Tormoen
Thur 26 Sep A Really Good Yarn Julie Schilthuis
Fri 27 Sep Urban Yarns Alexa Ludeman
Sat 28 Sep Linda Marveng Linda Marveng
Mon 30 Sep Yarnings Jen
Tues 1 Oct Tentenknits Margaux Hufnagel (WOOT! haha)
And of course what's a Grand Finale without a giveaway! Leave me a comment about what you're looking forward to knitting as a gift this holiday season and I'll pick a winner on Thursday Oct. 3rd!
Remember you can grab a copy of Great Little Gifts to Knit for you or your favorite knitter on Amazon!