Book Review: Great Little Gifts to Knit

Title: Great Little Gifts to Knit
Author: Jean Moss
Format: e-ARC from NetGalley
Genre: Knitting/Craft
Rating: 3.5/5

This was a cute little book that would make a great addition to a public library’s knitting collection. There are 30 patterns designed to be quick to knit (e.g. a weekend or over a vacation) and then given as gifts. Patterns are divided into four sections – baby, hers, his, and home – and have a variety of skill levels from beginner to intermediate. There’s quite a bit of color work in this book, which is not something I do a lot of, so that might impact my next statement. Here’s my own personal opinion on the patterns – I thought some of them were adorable and I thought some of them were kind of not so adorable (and a little old-lady-ish). That being said, there were patterns for every sense of style.

Examples of patterns:

Baby: Cuddle cocoon (which has a beginner version and a slightly more complicated version); Toddler jacket and hat (which had beautiful colorwork); Baby love blanket (with a hidden heart)

Hers: Jive legwarmers (heavily cabled and really cute!); Galaxy beret; Amulet purse (this is one of those patterns I thought was a little old-lady-ish – it’s a beautiful piece, but not something I would give as a gift)

His: Hugs socks (made with aran weight yarn for a cozy feeling); Galway beanie and head wrap (more cables – clearly I like cables)

Home: Favor place mat and napkin ring (this would be very cute for a holiday dinner); McDougal dog jacket (plaid dog accessories?!?! CUTEST THING EVER)

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