Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Musings by Knitwits - Lovely Knits for Little Girls by Vibe Sondergard

Once a month Christinabean and I like to bring a craft, knitting or cookbook to your attention. We both love to pick up a pair of knitting needles or some other type of needle, or putter about in the kitchen and we like to share the love when we find a book that will help. This months selection is:

Published: February 21st, 2102
Publisher: Taunton Press
Pages: 144
Copy: Netgalley and Publisher
Summary: Netgalley

While project books for making baby knits abound, what happens when your little cherub turns two? Lovely Knits for Little Girls solves the problem beautifully, with twenty patterns for pint-sized vests, dresses, sweaters, and skirts-all brimming with pretty, girly details. Forget about baby-weight yarn, tiny needles, and fussy patterns for clothes that are quickly outgrown. For Lovely Knits, knitwear designer Vibe Sondegaard creates a bright, stylish, little-girl wardrobe of fabulous projects that knit up quickly and allow knitters plenty of opportunity for trying a few design tricks (cables, bobbles, lace patterns) on a manageable, kid-sized scale. Best of all, the pattern shapes size up or down easily (with back of book instruction on doing just that), making this collection versatile enough to use again and again.

• Gorgeous, girly designs that knit up fast; just-right sizes for little girls ages toddler to seven. Garment styles are classic and unfussy, with pretty lace, cable, and stitch pattern details Great for both experienced and beginning knitters alike: with clear instructions and simple design tricks that allow knitters to experiment on a manageable, kid-sized scale
• A versatile wardrobe of lovely pieces to knit: cardigans, sweaters, dresses, vests, and accessories-plus helpful instruction on shaping and constructing knit pieces, choosing yarn, and sizing patterns

Christinabean, this book is for you.

 I loved the designs in this so much that it (almost) makes me wish my 25 yr old daughter was five again - or maybe not! There are some beautiful, innovative styles that have been scaled down for your kids, or grandkids, nieces or even your little sisters.  There are so many different styles to choose from - simple to fairly complex.  From little shrugs and cowls, and a garter stitch vest to fancy cardigans and sweet dresses.  There are so many gorgeous yarns available today that it should be fairly easy to find something soft and cuddly to use with these designs for your little girl. 

 As the blurb points out, this book fills a niche that is normally low on patterns - those for younger girls, and these designs really are wonderful and worth knitting. With over 20 beautiful patterns to choose from, you'll really be spoilt for choice.

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1 comment:

  1. Great review. And I love the little sweater on the cover. My daughter just started knitting and this would be a great one for her.