Quick (gift) projects are something many knitters are interested in hence there are quite a number of books with patterns for those. Sadly Quick Little Gifts lacks anything that distinguishes it from the many other books with the same subject. Some easy intarsia for mittens and small pillows, fingerless lace-gloves, a cabled beanie, socks...The patterns are all quite easy, as they need to be for the 'Quick'-part but that also means that when going through the book you soon get a feeling of 'I've seen this before'. There are a few nice and original patterns but the majority are things I have already seen similarly in magazines or online (for free). (There's a placemat in plain stockinette with a garter stitch border...who needs a pattern for that?)
For new knitters the book certainly isn't bad as they can practise new techniques on small projects but there's nothing that scream 'pick me over all the other Quick Gifts books' that probably have the same advantage for beginners.
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