now, here’s a handy book

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out just in time for holiday gifting, vogue knitting mittens & gloves is a collection of more than 40 favorite accessories for hands and wrists, gathered from the pages of vogue knitting magazine.

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).

193 thoughts on “now, here’s a handy book

  1. I would LOVE to have this book. I recongnized Jared Flood’s Druid Mittens from 2008 right away. It is one of those “round to it” patterns I just have not gotten to yet. I have a good selection of “sock” books, but would love to start a “hands” collection to complement it.

  2. Gyönyörű könyv. Rengeteg inspirációval…Tényleg mindenki tallhat benne kedvére valót. Gratulálok a leendő nyertesnek:-)

  3. Sorry Anne but none of those hand warmers is as pretty as the stuff you do! Just look at your previous post. Elegant, wonderful choice of yarn, beautiful pattern. Nope – I’m partial to your designs. ‘Nuff said.

  4. Oh heavens, you really stirred up a storm with that gift offer! Will you look at the number of comments you’ve had!

    I must say I’m tempted by several of those gorgeous patterns. Wristwarmers or gloves, wristwarmers or gloves, which are more useful? Gloves tend to get pulled off, whilst the wristies can stay in place all day and night if you so wish.

    Enjoy Richmond and Hallow E’en!

  5. My Christmas knitting includes a pair of long gloves for my only granddaughter. Since I have not yet decided on the pattern to use, this book would be very helpful! Thanks for the chance to win!

  6. the photos are really gorgeous and I am ready to begin knitting mittens for the season, so getting the book will be perfect

  7. How generous for you to praise the works of others in such a convincing manner. Your words of endorsement carry much weight. In light of this, I would love to receive a copy of this beautiful book.
    Safe travel always.

  8. This book looks great. I like some of the long gloves and the pine tree mittens. Thanks for the chance to win this book. Have fun in your travels.


  9. I’m always eager to read your reviews! Every yarn you’ve ever endorsed has been a total WINNER, so this vogue collection must be worth having too! Ever hopeful – throw me into the circle of chattering needy knitters! HA!
    Safe trip and happy hauntings.

  10. Looks like a cool book. Not much need to hats and mittens in Texas, but I have lots of northern friends/relatives as I grew up in Minnesota!! Book looks good.

    See you in Dallas at the DFW Fiber Fest.

  11. wow, I’ve seen a lot of those before, but not all. Nice to have them all together!!

    I’ve been on vacation for a while-am looking forward to reading your blog to see what you’ve been up to!

  12. what a beautiful book! i think some of your things should be included in it as well. i really love your latest offering from the post before this one. i would love to have this book. safe travels!

  13. What a lovely book. I have a real soft spot for mittens, so this book would be such a treat. Thank you for holding this draw. 🙂

  14. Now that’s a lovely opportunity, Anne…great book, great timing, great generosity. I think I will have to try that muff – I don’t know why, but I really like it. Imagine some metallic threads through the muff part, with a hint of sparkle, coming into an evening wedding.

  15. What a lovely book. Thank you for the opportunity to win! I bought the Vogue issue just for the cable mittens and saw several other projects that would be lot of fun.

  16. What a great opportunity to win a wonderful book. Thank you and best wishes for a fun and fulfilling weekend away teaching.

  17. Gorgeous mittens and gloves, the variety is really nice to see, Lovely and stylish from Vogue. If my name isn’t drawn, I think I’m going to have to put it on my own winter wish list!

  18. Oh man, I want this book!! Definitely it will go on my to-buy list if I’m not lucky enough to win a copy!

  19. I have been knitting lots of gloves lately for Christmas presents. I would love a copy of this!

  20. Hope your class went well. The book looks like a lot of fun patterns. Take care and enjoy your trips.

  21. I have the Vogue sock book and I love it! Patterns are clear to read and photos are unbelievable. Count me in just under the wire here in Seville OH.
    By the way, thanks so much for posting so many pictures of each of your designs. It seems there is always just one more pose that would give the full picture.. and yours always does. Thanks.

  22. Sign me up! I have some souvenir tweed from an Ireland trip that’s just waiting to be made into mittens or gloves. 🙂

  23. I may just get in here under the time LOL … would love the book! So many different types of patterns – something to keep coming back to.

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