Saturday 14 December 2013

Great Little Gifts to Knit

Great Little Gifts to Knit by Jean Moss
Published by Taunton Press
5th September 2013
Paperback Edition

I was lucky enough to get the chance to review this new book by one of Britain’s leading knitwear designers Jean Moss.  It contains 30 patterns for things to make, to gift to others.  I love making things for other people so was keen to find out what was inside.

The book is divided into four chapters
  • Baby
  • Hers
  • His
  • Home

The baby section includes the most gorgeous cuddle cacoon and some beautiful beanbags among other patterns.

Hers has patterns for gloves, shawls, legwarmers and bags.

Love these turbans!

His includes a beanie hat, socks and a guitar strap which I’ve never seen included in a pattern book before – I know a few people who would like this!

In the final section, Home, you can make cushion covers, a dog jacket and the most amazing tea cozy I have ever seen!

How amazing are these?!

I will admit, some of these patterns look a bit above my capability but as the title says, these are ideas for gifts, and why would you not want to spend the time and effort making something gorgeous for somebody else?

Great Little Gifts to Knit is a lovely book, with clear, colourful photographs and instructions.  I think there is something for everyone here.

G x


  1. I came in search of deer chopping boards but found other delights instead - I wish that I had taken a great deal more notice of my mum's tremendous knitting skills. That said I have kept many of her knits and they are still worn most days!
    Thank you for calling in and best wishes to you and yours this season

  2. Those tea cozies look mad, but lots of fun! I am not a knitter, but I would love to be able to make things like these. How great that you got to review this book! xx

  3. ...Yes i am a granny....well Lily and Oscar call me Ninny actually....i dont mind that, im too young to be an actual 'Granny', i am fast approaching 47, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh, oh well, just keep applying the cream..x

    Love the book, especially liking those cushions....hugs hugs xxxx


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