representing virtually any style you can think of, this book explores the gamut from classic to glam to fantastic with the collection contained inside.
and the photography shows off each one so that making the choice of which to start with might be the knitter’s biggest difficulty.
i love the several pair of long gloves, worked in fine yarn which are included—they give off the most feminine air and are versatile enough to be worn indoors as an accessory.
in addition to a bevy of style choices, there is something from every knit stitch “family” to choose from
the adorable pine tree mittens above and the scandinavian style ski mittens below are just two of the colorwork pieces included.
and there is lace, too
cables do not go ignored either—complex 3D ones are among the pages
mixing with more delicate streamlined cable texture in other pieces
the instructions are laid out well with detailed construction directions and large, color-coded charts for each piece.
there are quite a few pieces that are not purposed for warmth, but instead, for sheer style or illusion. my favorite page in the book shows a pair of backless gloves, cleverly designed to imitate the leather ones worn for horseback riding (or driving).
on another page, a beautiful muff is pictured
maybe not practical for everyday use, but certainly, it could have a role in a glamorous winter costume event—i could see it making and unforgettable entrance at a wedding, winter prom, or glittering holiday party.
the book compiles so many appealing choices in one place that it’s sure to have something for everyone.
i’m in richmond, VA this weekend, teaching at the hanover knttiing guild, but i thought it would be fun to post this review and offer a treat for readers in place of hearing from the real me. sixth&spring has generously offered to send a copy of vogue knitting mittens & gloves to one lucky reader. if you’d like to get in the drawing, leave a comment at the end of this post some time before 9 pm EST on sunday, october 31st. i’ll announce the winner upon my return home, probably monday morning (but maybe tuesday, heh).