Novelty knitters will love this collection of mini Christmas projects to knit ready for the festive season. Susan Stratford has designed twenty different projects, with alternatives in different colour schemes. There are mini Christmas stockings, a holly wreath, reindeer, a snowman, a robin, an egg cosy, a star, a Christmas pudding, gingerbread hearts, a mini Christmas sweater and much more. Full knitting instructions are given, and each project is simply photographed so that knitters have a clear look at the design, and also shown in a sumptuous styled photograph, showing the beautiful possibilities of the finished pieces. There are plenty of ideas for ways of displaying the projects. The mini knits will appeal to those looking for ways to finish up ends of yarn.
Table of Contents
1) Twenty mini Christmas projects that are easy and fun to make
2) Ideal for gifts or decorations, and for using up scraps of yarn
3) Full, clear knitting patterns, suitable for those new to novelty knitting
It’s never too early to start planning for Christmas and with these fantastic new books from Search Press you can start small! Mini Christmas Knits and Mini Christmas Crochet each contain Twenty cute Christmas creations for crafters to make in preparation for the Christmas season. Ever considered knitting a Christmas pudding? Or Crocheting Rudolph? No? Well now you can! Customers can follow the books to the letter and make all of the projects included, or take advantage of the alternative suggestions and make creations of their own. Each project would be perfect as a gift for a little one, a table decoration or even to hang on your tree. These books are great for those looking for quick and easy designs, and priced at £4.99 can you afford not to?
If you, like this reviewer think that Christmas is best celebrated with at least a few handmade decorations then this is going to appeal. Trim your tree, adorn your table and find some interesting ways of presenting small gifts with this useful little book. This is a fun way to use up oddments of yarn (mostly 4 ply) in an environmentally friendly way and get into the festive mood during those long, dark evenings. Every pattern is shown two ways, one in traditional Christmas colors of red, green and gold and the other in the more contemporary white, silver and shades of blue, mauve and pink. Knit a Christmas pudding bauble, top the tree with an angel or fairy, make a line of Nordic bunting, put tiny gifts in cones or stockings and (my own favorite) decorate your breakfast egg with a Christmas tree egg cozy. Patterns feature traditional (in UK and US) written instructions with notes on materials, measurements and needles together with a page-sized illustration. No piece uses any complex stitches and as they are quick to complete somebody fairly new to knitting would enjoy this book particularly.
Fans of novelty knitting will be bowled over by this collection of patterns, designed especially for the festive season. It’s a small book, but still boasts an impressive 20 patterns, all of which are easy to follow. Arm yourself with this and you’ll be prepped to knit mini stockings, a Christmas pudding, holly wreath, reindeer, robin, snowman, star, gingerbread hearts and much more. They make quick gifts for all ages and are a great way to use up odds and ends of yarn - so you can kill two birds with one stone.
Dear Santa, please bring me every ornament ready-made from Sue Stratford;s 20 to Make: Mini Christmas Knits. I haven’t been so very good, but there have been a few moments of exemplary behavior this past year - maybe even 20 - and I love the soft-as-snow mittens, the tiny stockings, the white mice, and oh! the own with the jaunty hat! Just bring all 20, okay, Santa? I’m setting out one of my Pink Satin cupcakes for you, which will go so nicely with the soft pastel ornaments and tiny sculptures Sue has so lovingly designed and knitted. Each pattern has different color ways, easy to follow instructions, and lovely photographs. So leave something nice for Sue in England, okay? Sincerely, De
Machine Knitting Monthly
(Mini Christmas Knits and Mini Christmas Crochet): You’ll love these collections to knit or crochet ready for the festive season. Each book contains 20 different projects with alternative colour schemes. Full knitting or crochet instructions are given. There are plenty of ideas for ways of displaying the finished items and these mini projects will appeal to anyone wanting to use up oddments of yarn.
This fun book offers some great decoration and gift ideas for the novelty knitter. There are mini Christmas stocking, a holly wreath, a reindeer, a snowman, a robin, an egg cosy, a star, a Christmas pudding, gingerbread hearts, a mini Christmas sweater and much more. Full knitting instructions given, and each project is photographed so that knitters have a look at the design, and there are plenty of ideas for ways of displaying the projects.
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