Knitted Gifts: Irresistible Projects to Make and Give

Knitted Gifts: Irresistible Projects to Make and Give

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By (author) Ann Budd

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  • Publisher: Interweave Press Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 144 pages
  • Dimensions: 213mm x 226mm x 10mm | 499g
  • Publication date: 1 August 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Loveland, CO
  • ISBN 10: 1596680911
  • ISBN 13: 9781596680913
  • Illustrations note: Illustrated, colour
  • Sales rank: 169,654

Product description

Knitted Gifts offers more than 30 projects for every gift-giving occasion. Designs include garments and accessories for the entire family as well as gifts for four-legged friends and the home. Knitted Gifts unusual and inspired projects range from beautiful hats, bags, scarves, socks, mittens, and gloves to unique gifts such as a felted oven mitt, napkin rings, baby blocks, a hobby hourse, a catnip mouse, a car-seat-friendly baby bunting, floral ballet shoes, and much, much more. From classic to contemporary projects that are innovative in style, these projects are designed by a variety of top knitwear designers, including Nancy Bush, Mags Kandis, Pam Allen, Veronik Avery, Chrissy Gardiner, Marta McCall, Kathy Merrick, Kristin Nicholas, Ann Budd, and more. Knitted Gifts focuses on smaller projects that can be created in a relatively short period of time - perfect for those last-minute gifts. But, there are also a few heirloom-quality masterpieces for those knitters that want to give something extra special to loved ones. Projects range from easy-to-knit to more involved - an ideal book for all levels.

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Author information

Ann Budd is a book editor and former senior editor of Interweave Knits magazine. She is the author of The Handy Book series, Getting Started Knitting Socks, Simple Style, and co-author of Wrap Style, Bag Style, and Color Style (all Interweave). She lives in Boulder, Colorado.

Review quote

Most knitters use their hobby to create gifts for others, and if you're looking for some new ideas to try, this is a great collection for you. Knitted Gifts offers over 30 contemporary project ideas for different occasions, such as birthdays, anniversaries, new babies and Christmas. Gifts include bags, socks, oven mitts, napkin rings, baby blocks, a catnip mouse, ballet shoes and more. When writing this book, Ann Budd asked knitters to come up with unusual and inspired projects that they would like to give, and this is a collection of the best ideas. But that doesn't mean that you have to hand all of your knitting over once it's finished... perhaps you deserve a nice knitted gift yourself.-Knit Today Ann Budd asked a range of top designers what knitted gifts they'd most like to give - or receive - and compiled the results in this compelling project book. There are nearly 40 ideas for any-occasion gifts, from speedy bookmarks and coffee-cup cosies to more involved projects such as an heirloom baby blanket. There are great gift suggestions for babies, children, men and women, from accessories and toys to small garments. Clever twists on time-honoured designs (such as gloves with thumb flaps for dedicated text-messagers) make these patterns special.-The Knitter

Table of contents

Introduction The Gift of Giving Herringbone Scarf-Gregory Courtney Folded Tweed Bag-Kathy Merrick Hourglass Rib Socks-Chrissy Gardiner Fair Isle Pillow-Kristin Nicholas Curry & Spice Hat & Scarf-Kathy Zimmerman Quick Coasters-Ann Budd Hobby Horse-Ann Budd Learn-to Dishrag-Therese Inverso Transitions Hat & Scarf-Ruthie Nussbaum Felted Oven Mitts-Therese Inverso Wool Lint Juggling Balls-Therese Inverso Gentleman's Scarf-Veronik Avery Fresco Leg Warmers-Pam Allen Texter Gloves-Kim Hamlin Candle Cozy-Ann Budd Motor Baby Bunting-Kathy Ticho Knitter's Duo-Mags Kandis Neck Warmer Hat-Elissa Sugishita Coffee Clutch-Ann Budd Felted Catnip Mouse-Therese Inverso Evening Lace-Cecily Glowik MacDonald Bobble Bookmarks-Ann Budd Winter Sky Hat & Mittens-Judith L. Swartz Sugar & Spice Blanket-Jolene Treace Ulla's Scarf-Nancy Bush Shaadi Mitts-Jaya Srikrishnan Ruffled Bottle Sleeve-Ann Budd His & Her Socks-Ann Budd Ballet Flats-Marta McCall Animal Crackers-Jolene Treace Fuzzy Slipper Socks-Ann Budd Alphabet Blocks-Kim Hamlin Headband-Ann Budd Fair Isle Napkin Rings-Therese Inverso Felted Mohair Scarves-Mags Kandis Felted Hot Pads-Therese Inverso Cable & Twist Pillow-Vicki Square Abbreviations Glossary Sources for Yarns Contributors Index