Warm Knits, Cool Gifts: Celebrate the Love of Knitting and Family with more than 35 Charming Designs
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Warm hearts this winter with handcrafted gifts designed by knitting’s favorite mother-daughter duo.
With shawls to wrap up in, hats to pull over our ears, wool sweaters to keep us warm, and ornaments for the tree, autumn and winter lend themselves to knitting in a way like no other time of the year—and no one knows that better than knitting superstars Sally Melville and Caddy Melville Ledbetter. In Warm Knits, Cool Gifts, Sally and Caddy share 30 of their most inspired patterns for the seasons that are perfect for gifting.
Filled with patterns from modern designs to heirloom pieces, Warm Knits, Cool Gifts offers gift inspiration for everyone on your list. The luminous photography and clear and thorough instructions make each project an irresistible must-knit, and the options for adding personal touches are endless. As you read delightful stories from Sally and Caddy’s own knitting experience and their expert gifting advice, you’ll feel as if they are knitting right beside you. Plus their signature Fit & Flatter tips and special Techniques callouts break down instructions step-by-step, making you a more informed, thoughtful, and intuitive knitter year-round.
(3.5mm) needles > One pair size 6 (4mm) needles, or size needed to obtain gauge > 2 buttons, 7/16" (12mm) wide, in color to match collar > Stitch holder GAUGE 21 stitches and 28 rows = 4" (10cm) in stockinette stitch, over larger needles and before washing PATTERN NOTE The garment has dark side panels (which are not obvious in the photos but are included in the finished measurement). They are knit separately and seamed. You could knit them in, in intarsia (see Glossary), but knitting
completely practical and totally cute at the same time. I think they look amazing with a tank top and can definitely be worn in the summer as well as the winter. SKILL LEVEL Easy SIZES > XS (S–M, L, 1X–2X) > Finished circumference (at hand) 5 (5¼, 5¼, 5¾)" (12.5 [13, 13, 14.5] cm) > Finished circumference (at hem) 6 (6½, 7, 8)" (15 [16.5, 18, 20.5] cm) > Finished length 10 (10, 10, 10½)" (25.5 [25.5, 25.5, 26.5] cm) Model is shown in size S-M. MATERIALS > Classic Elite One Fifty
sock yarn. SKILL LEVEL Intermediate SIZE All measurements are approximate. > Circumference 13" (33cm) > Height of leg (above top of heel, with cuff turned back) 11" (28cm) MATERIALS > Approximately 500yd (450m) sock yarn, in full or part balls and in any number of colors, super-fine > One size 5 (3.75mm) circular needle, 16" (40.5cm) > One set of 5 dpns, size 5 (3.75mm) > One size E-4 (3.5mm) crochet hook (or size close to this) > Stitch marker GAUGE Two entrelac rectangles =
www.sallymelvilleknits.com/books.html to see how to make this hat for an adult. TECHNIQUE When picking up and knitting along an edge (see Glossary), you will not get holes if you always insert your needle into spaces so that you then see two threads on your needle. *Knit 6 rows. Decrease Row K1, ssk, knit to last 3 stitches, k2tog, k1. Knit 4 rows. Repeat Decrease Row. Knit 2 rows. Repeat Decrease Row once—4 stitches. Next Row Ssk, k2tog. Bind off. With RS facing, and beginning 3" (7.5cm)
rounds; remove old marker when you encounter it. Following Rounds With MC and C1, and beginning with row 1, work small box chart over 38 stitches (working from A to B 4 times, then working from B to C once); k1 in MC, k1 in C1, k1 in MC; work nordic star chart over 43 sts (working from D to E once); k1 in MC, k1 in C1, k1 in MC. Continue to work in rounds and from charts until leg beyond the turned-over cuff measures 10" (25.5cm). End after working row 2, 6, 10, or 14 of small box chart, then