While I was checking out books at the library I came across Melanie Falick’s Handknit Holidays, so I decided to add it to my pile. I’m glad I did. It has an interesting variety of patterns from scarves and gloves to beadwork, kids sweaters and more.
I particularly like the Cardinal Joy Hoodie. It is a childs hooded sweater with a front pouch pocket. Very cute and could be for a boy or girl depending on the color of the yarn. I’m not sure what the actual size is. The pattern is for chest measurements from 25 to 32 inches.
I also like the Holly Leg Warmers. They are shown in DK wool and done on size US 5 & 6 needles. There is a simple fair isle chart. I’m thinking what a great Christmas gift for my girls.
The River Forest Gansey sweater is beautiful. The pattern is for both child and adult. They show it on both a man and boy. If I didn’t have so many men and boys to knit for, I would love to knit one up. It uses a tree of life motif and basketweave stitch. Just gorgeous!
The book has many fun patterns that I wouldn’t look twice at, but then again someone might like them. Although it is a nice book for a couple of patterns, I am glad I was able to get it through the library. It is not one I would add to my own collection of books.