I love knitting ebooks because they keep me from having quite so many books on my shelf, but I do tend to forget they exist, which is a shame when it comes to reviewing books, because I often miss ones I wish I’d looked at earlier.
So it is with 3 Skeins or Less by Tanis Gray. I’m glad I’ve given it a look now. It’s full of accessories that use a relatively small amount of yarn, from a bunch of great designers so there’s a lot of variety to be found.
There’s an entrelac lace stole designed by Heather Zoppetti, mitts with a ton of Latvian braiding by Ann Weaver, a mesh-stitch mobeius cowl from Åsa Tricosa, a buttoned cowl bedecked with stripes and an open dot pattern from Kirsten Kapur, even a lace camisole designed by Sauniell Connally.
Some of these skeins are obviously bigger than others, such that three can get you a top, a shrug or a shawl, but there are lots of little projects here, too, including hats, mitts and socks. Check out all the patterns on Ravelry. About half of the patterns are accessories like hats, mitts and socks, while the rest are larger projects.
If you’re the sort of person who buys yarn a skein to two (or three!) at a time without much of an idea of what you want to make with it, this book has a lot of lovely ideas to make for yourself or to knit as gifts.
If you’ve looked at this book or made any of the patterns from it, I’d love to hear your thoughts.
About the book: 144 pages, paperback, 25 patterns. Published October 2014 by Interweave/F+W. Retail price $24.99.