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Knitting New Mittens and Gloves: Warm and Adorn Your Hands in 28 Innovative Ways [Kindle Edition]

Robin Melanson , Tyllie Barbosa
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Growing up in Cape Breton, on Canada’s Atlantic coast, knitwear designer Robin Melanson learned early on the importance of gloves and mittens in a harsh winter climate. Now this self-described “mitten and glove aficionado” shares her enthusiasm for these ordinary items by presenting 28 extraordinary ways to make them for year-round style.

Featuring gloves, mittens, arm warmers, mitts, and fingerless gloves, this is the second book in a new STC Craft series that introduces innovative approaches to creating popular knitted items. Knitting New Mittens and Gloves combines traditional and untraditional techniques—as well as influences as far-flung as Gothic architecture, Estonian lace, and Wagnerian opera—in a winning collection of patterns for adults and children. From wool mittens filled with unspun fleece and arm warmers with leather laces, to cotton-mesh fingerless gloves and silk-beaded mitts to be worn as adornments, each design has an unexpected twist.

Because they are small, quick to make, and don’t require a lot of yarn, mittens and gloves are perfect projects for knitting throughout the year, and they also offer an ideal opportunity for beginning and more seasoned knitters to experiment with new techniques, yarns, and styles. With its fresh, original sensibility, Knitting New Mittens and Gloves will captivate knitters of every level.


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About the Author

Robin Melanson is a Toronto-based knitwear designer whose work has been featured in Stewart Tabori and Chang’s Handknit Holidays, as well as in the books Wrap Style and Folk Style, and in Interweave Knits, Knitscene, Knitter’s, and Family Circle Easy Knitting magazines. She has also created knitwear for Mary Poppins on Broadway and for several yarn companies.
Tyllie Barbosa is a Chicago-based photographer specializing in food and product photography.

Product Details

  • File Size: 4276 KB
  • Print Length: 144 pages
  • Publisher: STC Craft | Melanie Falick Books (October 30, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009R6CJ5W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #260,794 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So much fun! May 31, 2008
Format:Paperback
I really love this book. It's beautiful, and the projects are amazingly diverse for a single topic book. I've completed four different projects. The patterns read well, and the end products are exactly what I hoped they'd be. The size of the book is perfect for fitting into a knitting bag. My only improvement for the next edition would be somewhat larger type.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So many great designs May 31, 2008
By Tia6
Format:Paperback
I love this book. The variety of mittens, gloves, and wristlets is amazing. The designs are really different --- its not just the same patterns over and over with minor changes. There are patterns with cables, with fair isle knitting, with lace patterns and with beading, plus some basics and basics with a twist.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Book September 5, 2008
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is really a very beautiful book. The pages are matte, and thick, the cover is gorgeous, the designs are wonderful and her descriptions of the items and the names she has given each pair of gloves are inspirational. I love to see a designers thought-processes and she explains in detail how she thought up each pair and the symbolic meanings behind the types of knitting she has done on them. Yes, the writing is in about a 9 pt font, but it is nothing that is unreadable. Directions are explained in detail for each pair of mittens and fingerless gloves and I am ecstatic that I bought this book. I sense a winter full of beautiful gloves coming my way....
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars intriguing patterns for all July 3, 2008
Format:Paperback
I bought the book because of Grumperina's comments and am glad I did. I have finished one pair of gloves for my Mum and will CO for the next pair this weekend. There is something interesting for everyone whatever your style is. The patterns are very creative but practical at the same time. But yes the print could be a bit larger for those darker nights to come .......
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely book December 23, 2008
By Cikk
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I am so pleased with this purchase. I am an avid knitter and crocheter, and have a huge collection of pattern books - and a huge pile of them are on their way to charity shops because they're disappointing! This isn't. There are so many pairs of mittens and gloves I want to make from the book... and to think I bought it on an impulse, which basically went - hey! Good idea! Small amount of yarn, fast and useful projects - check it out!

I have earmarked a bunch of projects and have already made a couple. Instructions are clear and easy to follow, and I like that she has a list of the yarns used in the projects at the back of the books where they are sorted by weight - why don't more knitting books do this? There are tons of helpful hints, and copious illustrations. Gorgeous. There are a variety of fingerless gloves, gloves with short fingers, gloves, mittens, gauntlets... there's lacework, intarsia, beadwork, cabling, motifs - very original and very tempting. I am even tempted to try some of the full fingered gloves even though I know they will be fiddly....

Recommended. Highly!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Only Mitten/Glove Book You'll Ever Need March 24, 2009
Format:Paperback
I was kicking myself for ordering this book (new!) because I need another knitting book like a hole in the head and I never knit mittens and gloves, too fiddley.
But when I got this book - WOW! The patterns are sooo varied, and so cool! Practical, too. There are long mittens, short mittens, a fluffy mitten put inside another open work mitten (way cool), gloves that can be layered, mittens with a finger cover that buttons on (I'm going to make this one first!), fingerless, gauntlets, cuffs, lacey cuffs, mittens that look like driving gloves, traditional colorwork, cables, you name it.
I'm eager to go knit several of these!
If you have this book you won't need another, it has so many clever and different designs.
The only reason I gave this 4 stars instead of 5 is that I haven't actually knitted anything yet, so I can't honestly give it full marks yet. But I was so excited by this book I wanted to recommend it right away.
Pictures are very clear.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring & Beautiful July 16, 2008
Format:Paperback
What a wonderful book! Each design is unique & gorgeous, while also being completely accessible & wearable. There is plenty of room for yarn subtitutions as well. The only problem with this book is deciding which project to start with, and sticking with it without casting on several more!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring Book! August 8, 2008
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
From wrist warmers to gauntlets to opera gloves, mittens & gloves - it's in here! Old-fashioned charm, as well as up-dated versions for the younger crowd of knitters! If you love knitting mittens & gloves, this would be the book to choose for your inspirations! There are many ideas to choose from, that you can tailor to suit your own tastes or needs.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars innovative
Uses unusual techniques and combos. Some cool projects are included in the book like diiferent fingerless gloves types. I like it.
Published 7 months ago by kathy
5.0 out of 5 stars Enough gloves and mittens to satisfy everyone
What a nice variety of designs. I think a skilled beginner could really increase their skills just with this book. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Sally Adler
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprising contents
What I find most surprising and gratifying in this book that the patterns are listed by gauge in the back and tell you if the yarn used was a fingering, DK, worsted, and so on. Read more
Published 12 months ago by L. Schad
5.0 out of 5 stars My Favorite Book on Gloves and Mittens
This is my "go-to" book when I want to make a pair of gloves, mittens or handwarmers. There is enough variety to please anyone, and the patterns are very workable. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Rebecca H. Augustine
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Love this book. Lots of inspiration and plenty of projects. Some of the prettiest glove designs I've seen and easy to follow patterns.
Published 18 months ago by spicenjava
5.0 out of 5 stars Warm and Adorn
I love this book. I have scheduled classes to learn how to start learning how to make everyone of the projects in this book. I have got to have each and everyone. Read more
Published 20 months ago by lee ann sampson
4.0 out of 5 stars beautiful to look at, but best for advanced knitters
This is a truly beautiful book, worthy of having on any knitter's coffee table. One could almost look forward to winter when you see the attractive and warm mittens, gloves, and... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Violetta
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic and Well Written
I have worked over half of the projects in this book. I have a large collection of knitting books, and this is one of my favorites. The patterns are both clear and concise. Read more
Published on June 14, 2012 by Geomancer
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Place To Start
I wanted to learn how to knit gloves and was surprised to find so few books on the subject. I very happy I purchased this book. Read more
Published on February 9, 2012 by Capless
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, instructive, and easy to follow
I got this from the library and quickly found it to be an excellent training manual for making fitted mitts, mittens, and gloves. Read more
Published on January 25, 2012 by Les1238
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