The lovely and as I have mentioned before, greatly influential, Jean Moss, has once again very kindly offered a copy of her latest book to readers of this blog. “Great Little Gifts to Knit” is in Jean’s own words ‘totally new ground’ for her and akin to ‘an unknown voyage of discovery’.
This may be, but the book is quintessential Jean, with clever, witty, well designed knitted gifts to make for every occasion. Here are a few which just say Jean to me in big bold colourful letters:
The Jubilee Jacket and Hat is very reminiscent of World Knits
Fiesta Shrug - vintage Jean at her best with clever colour and stitch combining worked over a simple shape
Wensleydale Tea Cosy - a great excuse for Jean to let loose her incredible knack for putting together a fabulous array of colours
and finally the Odalisque Turban and Hat - much more vintage in style and ‘inspired by the louche and lanquid odalisques in the paintings of Matisse’.
To be in with a chance of winning a copy of the book, take a look through all the projects in the book in the photo gallery on Jean’s website then come back to my blog and leave a comment telling me which pattern you like the most. I’ll choose the winner this time next week but in the meantime if you would rather purchase the book and get casting on right away you can buy it from amazon as well as other book and yarn shops.
If you would like more chances of winning why not call on some of these other marvellous people who will be taking part in Jean’s book tour over the next couple of weeks:
Tues 17 Sep Zeneedle Margene Smith
Wed 18 Sep Redshirt Knitting Erika Barcott
Thur 19 Sep A Friend to Knit With Leslie Friend
Fri 20 Sep Craft Sanity Jennifer Ackerman Haywood
Mon 23 Sep Connieleneknits Connie Lene
Tues 24 Sep Knitsofacto Annie Cholewa
Wed 25 Sep Ulla Bella Anita Tormoen
Thur 26 Sep A Really Good Yarn Julie Schilthuis
Fri 27 Sep Urban Yarns Alexa Ludeman
Sat 28 Sep Linda Marveng Linda Marveng
Mon 30 Sep Yarnings Jen