I received a review copy of Warm Knits, Cool Gifts: Celebrate the Love of Knitting and Family with more than 35 Charming Designs by Sally Melville and Caddy Melville Ledbetter. Published by Potter Craft, the book was released earlier this month.
The book is a collection of 35 patterns for a lot of different things you can knit as gifts — and of course for yourself as well.
Here are a few of my favorites. A baby hat:
Seriously, how cute is that?
This sweater and skirt is my favorite design in the book:
The skirt is done in a very clever way. It’s one of those “Doh! Why didn’t I think of that?!” kind of things.
Here’s a great “guy” sweater:
And a cute cap you could whip up in a jiffy:
An afghan knit in strips, so you could actually use it before you finish it:
And a “skating” coat.
Sorry about the glare on the page — this coat is really adorable with a lovely shape.
There’s lots of extra information about the inspiration for the designs as well as little tips and tricks in call-out boxes. Reading the head notes for the patterns really gave me a good feeling for Sally and Caddy’s personalities, how they differ in their approach and ideas. It’s really a lovely book and the designs are very knittable and attractive. The garments are offered in a wide range of sizes and are made from popular easy-to-find yarns.
Sorry guys, I’m keeping this book for myself. It would be nice of me to give it away, but I can’t bring myself to part with it.
That reminds me, the winner of the Fresh Fashion Knits Rowan book is Deb. Deb, I’ve emailed you.
Today Lucy has been working on her yoga stretches.