* Hand Knits for the Home

Posted on July 4th, 2004 by maitreya. Filed under Crafty Review.

Hand Knits for the Home, by Caroline Birkett is a really nice book. It’s a nice skill-building book. Most of the patterns are for pillows, which would be a great way to try a new stitch. I like the intarsia pillow in particular. There are also some simpler patterns to make rugs and cushions. I checked it out of the library for the striped bath mat pattern. It’s pretty straightforward (stst 41 stitches with size 15 needles, alternating rows of jersey cut into 150 cm x 2 cm strips with kitchen string), but gives a really nice-looking result. Using the jersey, I bet it’s pretty comfy to walk on, too.

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