Book Review: Cozy Knits

As the temperature continues to drop, knitters and crocheters usually begin projects to help stay warm. Hats, scarves, wraps, mittens – they are all great for this time of year! Well, this is the focus of the new Interweave book, Cozy Knits: 50 Fast & Easy Projects from Top Designers.

I don’t know if I would call every project in this book “easy,” but they are Cozy Knitscertainly lovely! More complicated patterns have stitch charts in addition to written instructions, which I am sure knitters will appreciate. The yarn selections are just scrumptious and the photography is the high quality you expect from Interweave.

Designers include Mary Beth Temple, Debbie O’Neill, and Tanis Gray, to name a few. I especially love the Textured Slouch-Hat by Fania Goberstein and the delicate look of the Lace Panel Shrug by Elena Malo. I am a huge mitten fan and the collection in the book is just great! I love the Fair Isle Headband, but not sure if I would use the pouch on the earflap, but I’m sure others would. I’m also not crazy about the I-cord at the top of the Beanie pattern, but I really like the beanie itself.

It has a very helpful glossary at the end of the book that includes a stitch guide, abbreviation list, and “helpful hints.” I always appreciate that little bit of information and read through it in just about every book I have. I always pick up some interesting little tidbit!

This is another high-quality book from Interweave that I am sure knitters will love!

And now, for the usual fun part, you can win this book! Again, the rules are simple:
1. Make sure you “like” my Facebook page.
2. Make sure you “like” the book review post on Facebook.
3. I pick a winner!

I’ll pick the lucky winner on December 4th. Good luck!

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