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.

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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!
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