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More Last-Minute Knitted Gifts Hardcover – September 1, 2010
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About the Author
Joelle Hoverson is the author of the STC Craft books Last-Minute Knitted Gifts and Last-Minute Patchwork & Quilted Gifts. She is the founder and creative force behind the yarn and fabric store Purl Soho in Manhattan, the website purlsoho.com, and The Purl Bee blog (purlbee.com). She is a former senior style editor for Martha Stewart Omnimedia and holds a master of fine arts degree from Yale.
Top Customer Reviews
She organized the chapters by the typical length of time it would take to complete a project: less than two hour gifts, 2-4 hours, 4-6 and onward. For gifts, this is perfect, nothing worse that thinking a a gift will take 2 hours only to find yourself on the clock for 4 hours and only half way through (sometimes project length is deceptive). Plus a chapter on simple, but clever gift wrapping ideas using yarn. And there are a few pages dedicated to specific stitches & finishing techniques- note there is not a "basics section"- you'll have to pick up knitting basics elsewhere.
Hoverson stretches the gammet of projects - baby & adult socks, cowls, sweaters, vests, accessories, wrist warmers, blanket, scarves... pretty much your basic fair. The book is steeped in classics - nothing I would call trendy. A few projects stand out as "knock your (knitted) socks off"-- pointy elf hat (from the cover), the knitted house, cowl and beret.
I will admit, these are my first impressions. I am simply noting the look of the book and the projects offered. The true test of a knitting book is the quality & detail of the patterns. I will soon update with impressions of working the patterns. Any way you look at it, this is a beautiful addition to your knitting library.
As for the patterns, they are just as nice as in the first Last Minute Knitted Gifts, which I use all the time. There are your typical small items such as hats, scarves and fingerless gloves. Then there are some more unusual patterns such as a knitted basket in 3 sizes. I've wanted a pattern for knitted baskets that are not felted for years and this is exactly what I've been looking for. Another pattern I've always wanted is knitted Christmas ball ornaments and this book includes one with two design variations. There is also a really pretty knitted bracelet, some double knit coasters, a sachet and a cozy for coffee cups. The more time consuming patterns include baby clothes and blankets, a nice zippered men's vest, a beautiful woman's cardigan and an easy pullover. Like the first book, the patterns are all categorized by the time it takes to make them.
Whether you buy this book in the Kindle edition or as an actual book, I'm sure you'll find it a very useful book to have in your knitting library.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Really great book, with lots of items to knit and easy instructions.Published 21 days ago by kmcla67
An interesting read, but locating the yarns the author recommends is problematic for me. I'll look elsewhere for knitted gift ideas.Published 6 months ago by No Trump
If you like simple, well designed projects this knitting book is for you. The catch is, all the yarns in it are very expensive.Published 7 months ago by knits well runs slowly
The photos are beautiful, the explanations are well written. I've made the little sweater, and it was true to the pattern. Read morePublished 9 months ago by ALB
We all have aunties who knit ghastly stuff out of dime store yarn that looks awful and feels awful and we want no part of it. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Anonymouse