We all love projects that are 3 skeins or less. Think of the investment when it's more than that. That's why when I was asked to review this book, I jumped on it. Sweater in 3 skeins or less, bring it on. A cowl using 1 or 2 skeins, oh yes!
Author: Tanis Gray
Paperback: 3 skeins or less Fresh knitted accessories
Pages: 143 Pages
Retail Price: $24.99
I'm going to show you some of my favorite projects in the books. The photography is spot on. There are 25 glorious projects for you to knit. 25 designers.
This book opens with an introduction by Tanis herself about how magical the process of knitting is.
Here we go:
Of course I'd start with a hat. Melissa LaBarre designed this Little Vine Beret. It's made up of knit and purls, increases and decreases. Complete with a chart. I truly love this beret. It's knit with Quince and Co yarn.
Another favorite design of mine is the A Case of Lace Socks. Though, it's a bit intense with its cabling detail, the end result will certainly leave you feeling satisfyied.
My third favorite design is the Right Round Mitts. Truly a quick knit. The lace repeat is easy to memorize and mirrored.
What do you think?
My overall impression is:
1. You should go out and buy 3 skeins or less FRESH knitted accessories.
2. You need to know if you are NOT a chart person, this book may not be for you. It it filled with them on most patterns. With that said, there is a great selection of patterns that do not have charts.
3. This price point for this book is great at $24.99 with 25 patterns. That $1.00 a pattern.
4. Christmas is coming and I'm sure theres someone on your list that you still need to knit for, right?
It's an accessory book that will keep you knitting. The photography is beautiful, the color choices in yarn are beautiful.
So, I bid you much love knitters, and encourage you to take a peek at this book. You won't be sorry. I'm anxious to hear your thoughts.