If you aren't familiar with British knitwear designer Jean Moss, you probably know her designs. She is one of the most prolific designers out there with her work being featured on the catwalks and in print in knitting publications for many years. Jean and her partner Philip run knitting tours including this fabulous one to France next June. Last year she brought out the very popular Sweet Shawlettes book and this year's book focuses on quick projects for gifts.
I know many of you are big into gift knitting so today I want to share some of my favorite little projects from Jean's book. This cute little garter stitch baby blanket features a shadow knit heart.
The color possibilities are endless.
This kids cardigan and hat is called the Jubilee Cardigan. Sweet and a perfect shower or Christmas ensemble to make.
Hedy Lamarr would be all over this knit turban. A great stashbuster and there is a hat version too.
For the classic man's hat, check out this beautiful tweedy cabled hat.
My favorite design is a knitted toran - a traditional Indian decoration to bring abundance, love, prosperity and healthy and happiness to all who walk under it. I have many of these in my home purchased from an Indian import store in Brattleboro. I love Jean's rainbow version of one you can knit yourself.
Here's a close-up of the colorwork. Lovely.
You can see photos of all of the designs here on Jean's website.
Taunton Press, the US publisher of the book has offered a book to one of my lucky readers.
Contest is over - the winner is