Last-Minute Knitted Gifts

Last-Minute Knitted Gifts

Joelle Hoverson, Anna Williams

Language: English

Pages: 144

ISBN: 1584793678

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Today's knitters are chic, smart-and busy. Although they love to knit and enjoy making gifts for family and friends, they're constantly faced with the challenge of finding enough time to actually finish what they've started. Last-Minute Knitted Gifts solves this problem. Joelle Hoverson, owner of Purl, the hip knitting supply store in downtown Manhattan, has designed more than 30 fun, fresh, beautiful patterns, most of which can be made in less than ten hours-some in as little as two!

Known for her keen sense of color, Hoverson includes instructions for classic gifts like baby booties and bonnets, sweaters, and scarves, plus imaginative options like a cashmere tea cozy, a felted yoga mat bag, floor cushions, and a poncho-surely something for everyone on the gift list. And to make each present extra-special, Hoverson offers easy tips on how to incorporate knitting and other yarn embellishments into the gift wrap.

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(toddler, child, woman, man) FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Hat circumference 14½ (16½, 18½, 20½, 22¾)" (37 [42, 47, 52, 58] cm). YARN Manos del Uruguay (100% hand-spun kettle-dyed wool; 137 yards [125 meters] / 100 grams), 1 (1, 1, 1, 2) skeins for earflap hat in a solid color, slightly less for plain hat. See page 63 for the specific colors Kim used. NEEDLES One 16" (40-cm) circular needle size US 9 (5.5 mm). One set of five double-pointed needles size US 9 (5.5 mm). Change needle size if

red, the camel color seems to be quite yellow. When I was working on this blanket I kept thinking of it as a “brown rainbow.” Your Turn Color is full of surprises. If you’re in a hurry when you are picking out yarn for a project, playing around with color might not be an option and you might want to stick to the colors suggested in the pattern without trying anything else. But if you have some time to explore, I encourage you to try playing with color, applying the theories and ideas I’ve

follows: P2, *k4, p4; repeat from * to last 6 sts, end k4, p2. Work in rib pattern for a total of 16 rnds—piece measures about 3" (7.5 cm) from beginning. Increase Rnd: Kf&b, knit to last st, kf&b—2 sts increased. Work increased sts into the k4, p4 rib pattern as they become available, changing to the medium length circular needle if there are too many sts to fit comfortably on the shortest circular needle. Work 8 (7, 7, 6) rnds even. Repeat the last 9 (8, 8, 7) rnds 8 (9, 10, 11) more times—66

with the concept for this book, she took my sometimes overly complicated writing and clarified it, setting my ideas free. Her comments and suggestions allowed me to express something I am very proud of. The beautiful photographs you see here were created by Anna Williams, a dear friend whose work I have known, loved, and been influenced by for a long time. I am honored to have worked with her on this project. Asya Palatova, a friend as well as an accomplished ceramist, contributed her outstanding

standard abbreviations recently published by the Craft Yarn Council of America. You can find the key to all of the abbreviations in this book on the right. Always take a minute to familiarize yourself with any glossaries or explanations that accompany a pattern before you start. The most basic abbreviations you will find are “k” and “p” for knit and purl. “K2” and “p2”, or “k” and “p” followed by another number, mean to knit or purl that number of stitches. Repeats in these patterns can be

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