100 Little Knitted Gifts to Make.pdf
Knitting continues to be a very popular craft, and this book has a very wide appeal both to beginners and more accomplished knitters. This book represents amazing value, comprising 100 projects from some of our best-selling knitting authors. The book covers a wide variety of themes from Christmas knits, baby bootees, phone covers, mug hugs, headbands and scarves, so there is something for everyone to enjoy. Knitting requires very little in the way of tools and materials, which are widely available from major yarn stores and are relatively inexpensive.
The techniques used in this book are simple enough for experienced beginners to master, and easy for more seasoned knitters. Special stitches used are explained in detail, and yarns are described in generic terms, so that readers can use what is available to them, wherever they live. The projects are satisfying to make and can be made as gifts for special occasions and celebrations to family and friends.
Monica Russel is a qualified Teacher and Art Therapist, and has worked in schools, Further Education and Mental Health services. In 2009, she set up a knitting and cake-stand making business using her creative skills. Monica designs all her own patterns and sells her knitting kits, which use only natural fibres, through her website. She attends many craft and knitting fairs and loves craft challenges. Since setting up her craft business, she has had patterns featured in Knitting magazines and books.
Susie Johns is a hugely successful author of crochet, knitting, sewing and craft titles, with dozens of books under her belt. She is an experienced crafter, a wonderfully inventive designer, and has articles published regularly in mainstream crafting magazines. Visit her website at: susieatthecircus.typepad.com/
Lee Ann Garrett lives in Ontario, Canada and is a prolific amateur knitter. She designs and knits a range of items and sells them at craft fairs in the US and Canada.
Sue Stratford owns and runs The Knitting Hut, a yarn and needle supplier, and she finds the yarns she stocks there and her customers a constant source of inspiration. She teaches knitting and crochet workshops as well as offering advice to customers, and loves sharing her skills with others. She always has countless knitting projects on the go.
Val Pierce's passion for knitting began when her father taught her to knit at the age of five. Later in life she began home knitting for yarn manufacturers, and since then she has made a huge range of items, from evening dresses to teddy bears. She later began designing items of her own, and before long Val's designs were appearing regularly in national knitting and crochet magazines. She also teaches knitting, as well as a range of other needlecrafts, to both adults and children. Val lives and works in Shropshire. crossedneedles.co.uk
Susan Cordes knitted her first jumper when she was 11 years old and created her first patchwork quilt when she was 16. Susan’s love of all crafts has led her, over the years, to try out folk art, Castle and Roses bargeware painting, cross stitch and embroidery, rag rug making, jewellery making, crochet and not forgetting knitting! A contributing writer for a series of international knitting, jewellery and painting magazines, Susan also teaches many of the crafts she loves.