4.20.2011

Week 5: Book Review: Mittens & Gloves


Thank you for joining me back this week for another book review!
Last week's drawing winner is Lauren! Congratulations! 

If last week's cowls were not your thing, perhaps you'll enjoy this weeks review of the book Mittens & Gloves by the editors of Vogue Knitting Magazine.


This book contains over 40 of the most popular patterns compiled together from previous Vogue Knitting publications. The main focus is mitten and glove patterns, but there are also a few patterns for coordinating hats and scarves included as well.

This is truly a pattern book. There is a teeny tiny section in the back to show you the knitting basics, but the bulk of the book is pattern instructions and photos.

One thing I enjoyed about this book is the variety offered. There are many styles included to suit all different tastes. There are all types of gloves and fingerless mitts.. plain, cabled, colorwork, lace.. everything!
This book contains patterns for beginning knitters and advanced knitters. I think that everyone could find a pattern that they like in here.

Personally, I found many patterns in here that I would love to make and wear. Here are some of my picks.




And of course, I was happy to see Jared Flood's Druid Mittens included. I've always liked this pattern.


If you would like to win this brand new copy of Vogue Knitting Mittens and Gloves provided by Sixth and Spring Books, please leave a comment under this blogpost.

Only one comment per person please, and don't forget to leave your contact information as well!

I'll randomly select a commenter and announce the winner next week along with another book review!





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Kathy said...

Mittens have become a bit of an obsession for me, though I haven't managed to complete a pair. Why does nobody ever talk about SMS? well, I would love the opportunity to ahve patterns to inspire me.

Kathy (bigblueice(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

Guru Nam Kaur said...

It looks like a beautiful book. Thanks for the chance to win it.

Ann said...

Mittens would seem to be something I could make. I'm not sure about gloves (the fingers!eek!), but there are some real tempting ones in your post. So, thanks for offering & yes please I would like a copy.
AnnBan on Ravelry

lbest said...

Maybe I can win myself a birthday present. I've wanted to do one of Jared Flood's mittens.

janice reeping said...

just found your blog and love it. Thanks for the invite to win this wonderful book.
Janice

paigely said...

This is lovely! I think most would be quite challenging for me, but I'm ready to play with some more texture and patterns!

Grandmatutu said...

Your favorites are my favorites! Love (1000) (jrmint06@yahoo.com)

Little Miss S. said...

I'm not so much into cowls, but this book is just up my alley. I've been drooling over it a bit...

jen2053 said...

Recently discovered your podcast and now (ta da) your website. Thanks for sharing your knitting tales & more with all of us. Haven't knit any mittens or gloves yet- but lots of socks- this could get me going.

floderten said...

I'd love to win this book. :) Thanks for having this giveaway!

girltrekkie said...

I love knitting fingerless gloves! I need to start getting into knitting gloves with fingers! girltrekkie on ravelry!

Teri said...

I love mittens and gloves, but have yet to take the plunge and make a pair. Great giveaway!

Kirsty said...

Oh I hope I win - this is a gorgeous book!

Theresa said...

I love mittens!

Harpsbay said...

Thank you for your generosity. This would be a great addition to my little library. Love having your patterns in our LYS to recommend. So well done and beautiful. Sydney
Harpsbay@sbcglobal

Janelle said...

I have long admired this book and love the projects you picked! I have been meaning to make those Jared Flood mittens, too. Maybe this is the year. April is the perfect time to make mittens, yes? Ha!

Kelly said...

Awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win.

Kelly

all-about-knitting.blogspot.com

trinbago chicks knit said...

Ow pick me. I've wanted to make the druid mittens for a while now.

cecelia said...

I would looooove to win this book!
chantal.21@hotmail.com

Leslie said...

I've seen that book in yarn stores and I'm amazed at all the gorgeous patterns in it!

Mitchell said...

Mittens would be a great way to learn a new technique. I love to read and figure out a new pattern.

bluejayecrafts@yahoo.com

Jen said...

Fun!

Helga said...

Great book and it is just starting to get colder here now so perfect weather for mittens & gloves :-)

Katie said...

I'd love this! I've been wanting to knit more mittens/gloves because they're seen more than socks, but have a similar purpose.

katieaporter(@)gmail(.)com

Suzy said...

I'm still knitting mittens in May! I think it will be a year-around necessity in Minnesota. I would love to expand my choices!

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