Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Annie's new knitting book_Deck the Halls {Written by Emilee}

Are you looking for a fun NEW knitting book for Christmas? Well, you are in luck because I have the perfect book for you and it includes 20+ patterns. I hope you have time to knit all of these adorable Christmas ornaments. They will definitely make your Christmas tree magical.

Deck the Halls
20+ Knitted Christmas Ornaments


About:

Knit some Christmas magic with Annie’s new pattern book
BERNE, Ind.—Annie’s, a leading special-interest publisher in the craft and nostalgia markets, has created a new pattern book for knitting enthusiasts. Deck the Halls™ is a 48-page book with more than 20 festive ornaments to knit for Christmas.
The book instructs readers on how to make 22 small, colorful and totally unique ornaments to decorate for the holidays, from ornament covers and stockings to mittens, Matryoshka dolls, reindeer and more. Each project is great for keeping idle hands busy all season long while using up a large portion of scraps, making them easy on the wallet and great on the eyes. Different yarn weights are used throughout, so readers can adjust as they see fit to make different-size ornaments to fit with their stash yarn, and new knitters can try their hand at a new technique, like openwork, knitting with beads, stranded colorwork and more.
Several designers contributed to this book, including freelance designers E. J. Slayton and Jodi Lewanda, Creative Knitting Editor Kara Gott Warner and Lena Skvagerson, who designs all of Annie’s Signature Designs patterns.
Deck the Halls will be available on June 24, 2015 for $9.99 in specialty stores and from the Annie’s catalog, which is accessible online at AnniesCraftStore.com.
Annie’s is well-known to crafters and nostalgia buffs for its print and digital magazines, pattern books and other related products, which are sold primarily via mail, websites and catalogs. Additional information is available from the company website at Annies-Publishing.com.

About Annies-Publishing:

Annie’s (Annies-Publishing.com) is part of the third-generation Muselman family business headquartered in Berne, Ind., near Fort Wayne. Its products--including magazines, kits and supplies, books, online classes and TV programming--are targeted to home and family interests, including crafts, nostalgia and home d├ęcor. The Muselman business began in 1925 with the founding of Economy Printing Concern in Berne. EP Graphics, as it is known today, is still owned by the Muselman family.

In my opinion:
This book inspired me because it was simple and nicely put together. I loved the simplicity of the patterns. This book was also organized perfectly. I opened the book to find a short introduction and table of contents.  Each pattern included a skill level, finished measurements, materials list, gauge and instructions on how to knit the ornament. Some patterns included special techniques and pattern notes which seemed very helpful.  My favorite ornaments were Donner, Cabled Christmas Stocking and Littlest Matryoshka Doll. I haven't seen ornaments like these so I was excited for the new ideas. This book included super cute patterns, however most patterns were for intermediate knitters. There was one easy pattern and one experienced. So, if you have been knitting for a long period of time, this is the knitting book for you. Otherwise, you may need to check out their How-To-Videos as a guide to create the patterns.

This book definitely has inspired me to create a longer knitting book. As you may or may not know, I created my first knitting book. It is an eBook at the moment but I'm looking into printing some copies to sell. Be sure to check out my first knitting back titled, Christmas Stocking Patterns Vol 1. 10 designs to knit. I think you will enjoy knitting my patterns as well as these beautiful Christmas ornaments. Enjoy!

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services for free in the hope that I would mention them on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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