Globe Pequot / Stackpole Books
Trim: 7½ x 8¾
978-0-8117-1791-5 • Paperback • February 2017 • $16.95 • (£12.99)
Mlle Sophie is the author of Stylish Knit Scarves & Hats with Mademoiselle Sophie (978-0-8117-1607-9) and the designer of the hot Trendy Châle pattern. She is the founder of Breaking the Wool (www.breakingthewool.com), a knitting kit business with outlets in Paris and San Francisco. She grew up in France, but has lived in San Francisco and currently resides in New York City with her husband and two young children.
If you have been knitting scarves all your knitting life and want to take your projects up a notch, or if you knit prayer shawls and want some new ideas or if you have a child or grandchild in college and want to knit them something to snuggle in, then Knit Blankets &Throws with Mademoiselle Sophie is a good book for inspiration. And of course, if you need a throw or afghan in the family room, you should get this book, too....
... All said, Knit Blankets & Throws is a lovely little light-weight book for $16.95, which comes to less than $1 per pattern. It will show you colorwork, eyelet lace, stitch samples, and knitting on the bias. And best of all, the projects in this book are practical and fairly easy. Enjoy.
— Pam MacKenzie, mycentraljersey.com
There aren’t a lot of books out there dedicated to knit blankets, but whether you’re knitting a baby blanket or a throw for your couch, knit blankets can be a lot of fun to make and are definitely great to use....
...If you need some good, basic patterns for blankets, whether you’re giving to babies but don’t want them to look too babyish or gifting a friend moving into a new house, or just decorating your own place, this book offers a good jumping off point. Use these design ideas, coupled with the yarn you already have, to create throws that will fit in easily with your life.
— Sarah White