Handknit Holidays by Melanie Falick
Knitting Year-Round for Christmas, Hanukkah, and Winter Solstice

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For many people, the best part of the winter holidays is the anticipation: planning the perfect gifts, decorating the house, looking forward to seeing family and friends. Holidays can be particularly special for knitters, whose preparations often start months in advance and involve their own creations. In Handknit Holidays best-selling knitting author Melanie Falick presents an eclectic collection of more than 50 original gifts, decorations, and clothing pieces for Christmas, Hanukkah, and the winter solstice, providing year-round inspiration for knitters of all levels.

Created by top knitwear designers, the projects include colorful ornaments; funky and classic Christmas stockings; a wire-and-bead menorah; sparkly ribbon scarves; a poncho and matching dog sweater; and a range of super-quick projects for that last-minute holiday rush, from a Santa hat, to elf caps, to flower pins. Rounding out the volume are a few grand projects—an Aran tree skirt, a patchwork afghan, a lace shawl—destined to become family heirlooms, plus features on such topics as the origin of the Christmas stocking, the meaning of the winter solstice, knitting for charities, strategies for finishing holiday knitting (on schedule!), and even a delicious recipe for festive crescent cookies.

Beautifully photographed by Susan Pittard, Handknit Holidays is a creative celebration of the holiday season and a treasure for all knitters who seek to bring more of their own handwork—and artistry—into their daily lives and their holiday festivities.
 

About Melanie Falick

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Melanie Falick is a writer and editor with a passion for the textile arts and travel. Her writings on knitting and other subjects have appeared in "Travel & Leisure, Vogue Knitting, Family Circle Knitting, Piecework, Knitters, Fiberarts, Rowan Knitting Magazine", and "Bon Appetit". She is the co-author of "Restaurant Lover's Companion". BETTY CHRISTIANSEN is a freelance editor and writer who has knitted since she was eight. She has written articles for the magazines "Interweave Knits, Vogue Knitting", and "Family Circle Knitting", as well as the books "Knitting Yarns and Spinning Tales" and "KnitLit, Too". Susan Pittard is a lifestyle and portrait photographer based in New York City. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including "Lucky" and "Rowan Knitting & Crochet Magazine.
 
Published October 30, 2012 by STC Craft | Melanie Falick Books. 184 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home. Non-fiction

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