30-Minute Knits

30-Minute Knits : 60 Quick and Easy Knitted Projects

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Here's a collection of knitting projects that you really can fit into your spare time, no matter where you are. Enjoy the fruits of your labour faster with this array of mini-knits that you can finish whenever you have half an hour to spare.

Designed to knit up quickly, these quick-fix designs will liven up a boring TV show or give you something to do while dinner's cooking. Boring train journeys will never be the same again. Best of all, you won't need to spend lots of money on new and fancy yarns (unless you want to) as they can easily be knitted from what you have in your stash of leftovers already.

The patterns assume no knitting skill, and include instructions for binding on and off, knit and purl stitch, increases, decreases, and knitting in the round. As well as this, they introduce a number of new stitches and techniques to keep more advanced knitters interested. Whether you are knitting for yourself or whipping up a last minute gift, this book has something for everyone.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 190 x 246 x 9mm | 503g
  • Search Press Ltd
  • Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 100 Illustrations, color
  • 1844488772
  • 9781844488773
  • 204,615

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Dec 12

The author of 30-Minute Knits, Carol Meldrum, has already written many popular knitting and crochet books and this fresh new tome is sure to be another hit. Featuring 60 projects, this is the perfect companion for anyone who loves to knit but struggles to fit it into their schedule. All of the mini projects inside are designed to be knitted within half an hour. There are whimsical toys, such as a tiny teddy, gifts such as jewellery and practical items including a cable coat hanger and picture frames. It's worth noting that the 30-minute schedule for each project doesn't include the time needed for making up or adding the finishing touches, but rather the time it takes to actually do the knitting. * Knit Today * Oct 12

Great items to knit up in your spare time, also ideal for using up all your odd bits of wool. An ideal book to knit gifts for fund raising or craft stalls. Well pleased.-David Blackmore, Amazon * Customer * Mar 13

I'm afraid I've taken a rather long time in getting around to writing a review of `30 minute knits' by Carol Medrum. No excuses, just a life packed to the gunnels at the mo. Also this book has been very much in use. I challenge you to find a book on your shelf from which you have made four projects with more which tickle your fancy! I started by making some cute coasters for Toby's excellent coffee house- someone liked them so much they nicked one in the first week! Next I made a tippet, or a tiny neck scarf and then a collar. Finally I adapted the bird pattern to attempts a flamingo but I won't share it here as the kids tell me it looks like a flying pig! You may have seen patterns featured from this book in magazines and on web sites, you may be thinking; what's the point of buying it, I've probably seen all the best bits. Not a bit of it, this book has sixty patterns- yep 60- for just shy of a tenner! There is plenty more to see here. I didn't time myself making these projects so I can't tell you if they were genuinely 30 minute projects but they certainly were Quick. I would also say because of their size and the variety of techniques this would be a brilliant book for the beginner knitter, there are some great instructions at the back for all necessary techniques so I reckon you could teach yourself to knit and make a great selection of projects over a holiday. Because the projects are all small the yarn cost involved is tiny. I always rummage through wool bargain bins and then wonder what on earth to do with the fabulous single ball - not any more. The projects are knitted with a variety of yarn weights too, so it's not all super quick=super chunky. Next for me is the Easter chick, tiny ted and some baby booties, that's the next hour and a half filled anyway! * Jennyflowerblue.blogspot.com * Oct 12

Had a go at a couple of the projects in the book, they were easy to follow with the instructions clearly set out row by row. The book had loads of fun patterns I'd like to try, some of which will make great gifts. The projects are quick to do and it is easy to put your own spin on them. It also has instructions in the back showing you how to knit which is good for beginners. * Shoreditch Sisters * Oct 12

A lovely little book full of quick and easy knitting projects which, as the title suggests, shouldn't take you long to whip up. There are lots of projects I can't wait to get into and will be perfect for all the time I spend sitting in the car waiting for the children to come out of school. First on my list is the cute little string of birds, followed closely by the bow hairclips, which will make brilliant little Christmas gifts for the girls. * makeandcraft.com * October 2015

Think you're too busy to knit> Think again! Here's a collection of knitting projects that really are possible to fit into your spare time. Among the 60 patterns included here are a strawberry beanie, fingerless gloves, a phone cover and adorable finger puppets., There is definitely something to appeal to appeal to everyone in the family, plus great technique instructions at the back, too. A brilliant book for beginners and, because the projects are so small, the yarn cost involved is so tiny and you can use up any left over balls you have lurking around. * Love to Make *
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About Carol Meldrum

Carol Meldrum is a textile designer, workshop tutor and author of many popular knitting and crochet books, including Easy Crochet Accessories, Funky Knits, Easy Beaded Crochet, Knitted Icons, Love Crochet and Knitlympics.

Since graduating from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee, she has worked within the textile industry as a designer for many High Street fashion outlets as well as internationally renowned hand knit label Rowan, and her unique take on all things textile can be found online at www.beatknit.com and in selected boutique shops in Scotland.

Carol's main goal is to give others the confidence to create handmade objects of their own, by sharing skills that have been handed down through generations to produce new and exciting projects that will inspire others to do the same.
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Table of contents

Clear and easy-to-follow instructions and illustrations for each project

* New and interesting stitches that add interest and texture to simple projects

* Tips on choosing yarn

* Blank intarsia charts for you to design your own picture and text patterns
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