With all that, here's a little reminder of what my Boys' Knits and Head to Toe are all about with direct links to buy them in case you are considering some last minute book shopping online. I believe there's only a week left for Christmas delivery if you're planning on getting a paper copy on Amazon.
Boys' Knits is a collection of 16 sweater patterns for boys. Chock full of classic designs with subtle details that boys will love to wear with enough interest to keep the knitting fun.The book also includes an indepth section on customising fit, adjusting parts of the sweater, yarn substitution as well as any tips and techniques used through out the book, all the info you would need to get the fit just right. The patterns in Boys' Knits are of a seamless construction, knit in the round from the bottom up and are graded to fit sizes 4-14 years old.
Boys' Knits is available to purchase at $26.95 + shipping for a paper copy and $16.95 for a digital issue.
Paperback: 92 pages, 16 garment patterns
Publisher: Cooperative Press (2012)
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 hand knits.
Paperback: 107 pages, 24 accessories patterns for boys and girls
Publisher: Cooperative Press (2013)