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Weekend Knitting: 50 Unique Projects and Ideas

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Book Name: Weekend Knitting: 50 Unique Projects and Ideas

Author: Melanie Falick

Publisher: Stewart, Tabori & Chang

ISBN: 1-58479-291-4

Cover: Hardcover

# of Pages: 176

Illustrations: Color photos, B&W patterns

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Book Review

While the majority of the content is about knitting it is like a whimsical trip through knitting projects with some fun side trips. The title says it all, 50 unique projects and ideas. After a brief introduction about how the author feels about knitting and the projects in this book, the content is divided into three categories/chapters; Home and Hearth, Body and Soul and The Charm of Children. These chapters contain patterns and instructions for washcloths, egg cozies, blankets, pillowcases, slippers, chair cushions and seats, pillows, bags, game boards, scarves, sweaters for men, women and children, shawls and ponchos, gloves and mitts, socks and leggings, hats, a Christmas stocking, a doll and finger puppets.

The bonus of this book is the additional content contained in Weekend Knitting. Throughout the chapters there are articles on topics connected to one of the knitting projects in that chapter or associated with knitting. These articles include, Taking a Bath, A Soft-Boiled Egg For the Cozy, A Knitting Film Festival, Decorating with Yarn, Sophie’s Butter Cookies, Adrienne’s Hot Chocolate, Taking Tea, A Gentle Hand Massage, A Good Read: Knitting in Literature, When Guests Want to Knit and, Knitter’s Gift Basket.
Not only is this book an interesting read with the bonus articles but there is also a small introduction to each project with either the history behind it or an explanation about the process you will go through when knitting it. This introduction and the notes section clearly outlining and explaining stitches, color sequences and other important steps pertaining to that project make this book very user friendly but geared toward you successfully completing your project smoothly. Knitting is supposed to be relaxing and rewarding and if you are looking to complete these projects in a weekend as the title indicates you can, you want to do it as effortlessly as possible.


  • Flower Washcloths
  • Lace Edged Pillowcases
  • Brioche Scarf
  • Fingerless Mitt
  • Cozy Armchair Socks
  • Felted Stash Accessories Bag
  • Almost Famous Luggy Bonnet
  • Baby Blanket and Pig-Tailed Dolly
  • Baby’s Pure & Simple Pullover & Cardigan
  • Nursery Rhyme Finger Puppets

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