As autumn approaches and the air is crispy and fresh, our thoughts focus on warm and cozy foods, clothing, and crafts. As an avid crafter, I like to start making my holiday gifts early so September is the month I pull out my needles and yarn. Depending on what I’m looking for, I may pull out a book or three from my craft library or peruse Shiffer Publishing for new releases or craft books I don’t have. I found an enchanting knitting book that is filled with gorgeous patterns for kids, and I just had to have it.
Knitting for Little Sweethearts
Knitting for your family, especially kids is not only rewarding, it’s fun. Patterns and designs have changed so much just in this generation. They now reflect not only comfort but importantly, current styles that are popular and trendy. Knitting for Little Sweethearts is a hardcover craft book filled with over 60 gorgeous patterns for all levels of knitters. Although the title implies only kid patterns, there are several easy to make patterns for adults.
Patterns include caps, hats, headbands, scarves, cardigans, cowls, tops, ponchos, mittens, rompers, and much more. Most patterns come with color and yarn alternatives, but every pattern is ranked by skill level ranging from 1 – 3. If you want an easy or quick project to make, look for a level 1 pattern. If you are aching for a challenge, flip through the book and look for level 3 patterns. All the patterns are well laid out and accompanied by several full-color photos with easy to follow instructions. You will also notice that some patterns will have some crocheted parts or accessories, like the Kjekka Cap. Personally, I love combining knitting and crocheting. It gives the garment a unique look and texture.
Many of the patterns have a Nordic influence but are very contemporary. These patterns, like the Ludvig Sweater, also come with a chart that details the color and design that will decorate the garment. Some of the patterns will also share some useful ‘Tips’ where needed. Most of the garments are for children ages one to six years of age, but there are outfits for babies as well.
I love everything pattern in this knitting book and I can see referring to it for years to come. There is a huge variety of patterns that will keep crafters busy all winter season.
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.