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Book: Knitted Mitts & Mittens: 25 Fun and Fashionable Designs for Fingerless Gloves, Mittens, and Wrist Warmers
Author: Amy Gunderson
Publisher: Stackpole Books
List Price: $19.95
Now that Passover is over and I’ve had a day to breathe, I can tell you about something neat that showed up in the mail just a while back. It was my reviewer’s copy of Knitted Mitts & Mittens: 25 Fun and Fashionable Designs for Fingerless Gloves, Mittens, and Wrist Warmers by Amy Gunderson.
The book features patterns for 25 different styles of handwear. It really does cover the spectrum- there are foldover mittens, fingerless gloves, short mitts, and traditional gloves (but with finger tips open for texting). It includes both charted and written patterns.
I’m impressed with the diversity of the designs. Amy Gunderson really seems to know her stuff. There are patterns for a single color, stranded color work, and intarsia. You can pick from designs involving cables, twisted stitches, lace bits, pleats, and even mitered squares. Not only are the Kaleidoscope mitts beautiful, but the hexagons motifs that make them up are built onto each other as you go- no seaming! If you fancy it, pick one of the designs featuring button closures, zippers, or cinched cord for extra pizzaz.
You’re bound to find something you’ll love in this book. Plus, with all the options available, you can use this book to sample different knitting techniques. Fingerless mitts are how I first learned to do stranded colorwork 🙂
Thanks to Stackpole Books you have the chance to win a copy of Knitted Mitts & Mittens. Simply leave a comment on this post before Sunday, April 27th at 11:59 pm, telling me what you love about mitts and mittens. I’ll use a random number generator to pick a winner. Open to US, Canadian, and Mexican residents.
Book looks awesome! I love making mitts!
I like mitts because they’re usually a quick knit and can be simply practical or can dress up an outfit, depending on the design.
I love mitts because they’re a useful way to show off some of that beautiful sock yarn we all fall for at fiber festivals.
I like making mitts because I don’t have to worry too much about gauge and can combine small amounts of different yarns in interesting ways.