About the Book
Knitting a hat or a pair of mittens for a beloved child could hardly be more satisfying: the project is finished quickly, the small amounts of yarn that are needed make for great stash-busting and in the end, you’ve kept a sweet person warm during her grand adventures outdoors.
In this charming follow-up to her acclaimed Boys’ Knits, Katya Frankel shows once again just how perfectly she understands kids’ tastes. Whether you are knitting for girls or boys or both, you will find plenty of great-looking, quick-to-knit, easy-to-wear projects to keep your small people cozy.
Shot in the breathtakingly gorgeous parklands around Northumberland, UK, the photographs will convince even the most die-hard resister of knitwear that maybe just this one time he’ll wear your handknits.
Just the Facts
This title is available in both print and digital format.
Meet the Author
Katya Frankel is a UK-based designer known for her clever, fun-to-knit patterns. She has published two previous collections
(Cooperative Press, 2012) and
(2013), and her beautiful designs have appeared in numerous other books and magazines.
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This fab collection includes 8 hats, 7 scarves/cowls, 4 gloves patterns and 5 sock/ slipper designs. The patterns are sized from toddler and work for both boys and girls which is a big plus and I think makes the book greater value for money.
All designs have a contemporary and practical feel to them so rather than being loaded down with cute ruffles and such, these should raise few complaints or provide an obstacle for running, jumping and generally being a kid. It’s nice to have the novelty factor in knits but these are often subject to whimsy and easily discarded so a trusted hat or gloves is a must quite frankly.
There’s good sizing information in the book and comments about ease and where it should be applied. The photography is great: clear and detailed but full of fun and mischief too. I thought the models were so beautifully captured as well as wrapped in gorgeous knitwear!
There’s also a great mix of patterns for different levels. In my experience of working in a yarn shop, many people come to knitting through children’s knits. Whether it’s an expectant mum or a relative wanting to surprise a niece or nephew, I was often approached about patterns that were good to gift and easy to make. As your knitting level progressed, you wouldn’t be turning away from these knits either as there’s all sorts from cables to fair isle and good support for both in the form of written instructions as well as charted.
A big thumbs up round here…. A Playful Day
I didn’t realize quite how much I liked Katya’s design aesthetic until the patterns started appearing on Ravelry. Every time one would pop up in the new design section it would catch my eye and I’d click through to see the details and then realize who had designed it :-). The subtle traveling cable details, the minimal color-work with bright splashes of color within greys, I love them all. Carol Feller, Stolen Stitches
Katya has cleverly created a set of patterns which suit both boys and girls, with beautiful photography and styling. The size ranges are outstanding and the patterns are comprehensive and easy to follow. I’m impressed! Justine Turner, Just Jussi
Katya Frankel’s designs are always adorable and the 24 patterns in Head to Toe… showcase her amazing talent and relaxed style. Lara Neel, Math 4 Knitters