Thursday, November 21, 2013

(Comment to Win!) Book Review: Head to Toe



Katya Frankel’s designs are always adorable and the 24 patterns in Head to Toe: Kids' Knit Accessories, just released by Cooperative Press, showcase her amazing talent and relaxed style.


Northumberland
Back Hand Hitch


Divided into “Head Things,” “Neck Things,” “Hand Things” and “Foot Things,” the patterns cover a range of ages that can challenge any knitter. They aren’t babies, and they aren’t adults. But, we still want to knit for them.


A handy size chart  on page 9 will help clear up any confusion if the recipient of your knit isn’t available for measuring (or you want to keep their gift a surprise). Sizes and measurements of everything are given in both inches and centimeters.


A small, but detailed, technique section covers everything from short rows to what the author means when she says “work each stitch as it presents itself."


One of my favorite patterns is “Northumberland.” The sport-weight hat has just enough colorwork to make it interesting, while still working well for both boys and girls. All of the patterns in the book are versatile in that way, which is great.

"Foot Things" are all knit from the top down, except for the Roam Slippers.


Cooperative Press is offering one lucky reader a treat: a free copy of the e-edition of the book. Leave a comment with either your favorite design from Head to Toe or your most cherished memory of kid knits by midnight on November 28, 2013. I will select a winner at random on November 29. Good luck!

11 comments:

Judy11 said...

I always knit hats for the grandsons. Northumberland looks nice to vary my repertoire. I have not ventured into socks for them yet, but could easily see some roam slippers under the Christmas tree this year.

Judy11 said...

Would love to win this book to give me a new selection of items to make for the grandkids. Love Northumberland and Roam slippers.

Anonymous said...

I love Bowburn!

Mary said...

I recently became a grama and made some little hats and booties for my granddaughter and grandson. My oldest daughter sent a picture of my granddaughter wearing her hat and booties shortly after her birth and I was able to be there for my grandson's birth and he wore them right away. Now, most everything I look to knit is for babies. This would be a wonderful book to use to make them things as they get older.

Mary said...

I recently became a grama and made some little hats and booties for my granddaughter and grandson. My oldest daughter sent a picture of my granddaughter wearing her hat and booties shortly after her birth and I was able to be there for my grandson's birth and he wore them right away. Now, most everything I look to knit is for babies. This would be a wonderful book to use to make them things as they get older.

Unknown said...

One granddaughter and a soon-to-be grandson will reap the benefits of a grandma armed with these beautiful patterns. I love math and I love that it's worth in knitting is highlighted!

Margo Lynn said...

My favourite memory is a picture of DNiece#1 in a cardi I knitted for her, and the joy on her face in that photo. I can see asking her (and her sister) which patterns they want me to knit for them.

Sarah said...

What a great looking book! Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

ikkinlala said...

I love the Doodle Gloves - I wish they came in my size!

Glyn said...

I love Northumberland, though it's hard to decide, because I want to make them all! Thank you for this giveaway!

pdxknitterati/MicheleLB said...

Love the Back Hand Hitch!
My favorite kid knit memory: I knit the Vogue Knitting Grumpy Cat sweater for both my kids, ages 9 & 4 at the time. Little guy was afraid of the grumpy cat, so his was smiley!