One of the coolest things about profiling the best gifts for knitters by each letter of the alphabet is getting to highlight not just yarns and needles, but also knitting book writers and designers. Today with the letter D we're going to showcase Deborah Newton, who has a brand new knitting book out Good Measure: Knit a Perfect Fit Every Time. Debroah Newton has been writing knitting pattern books for decades. Her books all have a very heavy focus on technique. Good Measure is no different. One of the hardest things to learn as a knitter is how to properly measure your body and match those measurements to those on a knitting pattern. If you knit the wrong size, it doesn't matter how well you follow the instructions it's still going to look bad on your body. So check out some of the greatest hits from Deborah Newton, pick one of these books and your knitter's skills will improve by leaps and bounds.
Finishing School: A Master Class for Knitters is another must-have for any knitter's library. It's one thing to cast on and knit a project all the way through, it's another thing entirely to finish that project with correct seaming, cleanly woven ends and consistently picked up stitches. Deborah Newton reviews all of the tools and methods that will help your knitter end up with well-fitting hand knit.
If you want to go the extra mile and your knitter aspires to becoming a knitwear designer, then check out Deborah's out of print work, Designing Knitwear, which is from 1992, but still has important information about best practices in designing your own handknits.
Keep checking Gifts for Knitters for more great gift ideas for the knitter in your life. There's 22 letters left in the alphabet and thus 22 more articles coming to you just in time for holiday 2015. Next up is letter E!