Knits for Boys: 27 Patterns for Little Men + Grow-with-Me Tips & Tricks

Book Review – Knits for Boys: 27 Patterns for Little Men + Grow-with-Me Tips & Tricks by Kate Oates

Kate Oates has hit knit a home run with book Knits for Boys: 27 Patterns for Little Men + Grow-with-Me Tips & Tricks.  I’ve heard lots of customers over the years ask for more patterns for boys and that is exactly what Kate has done with this book!  The 27 patterns in this book range from sweaters and vests (even hoodies), to mittens and hats, to socks a bow tie–even a belt!

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The patterns are realistic patterns that boys will really want to wear—How about a T. Rex Graphic Pullover or a Henley top? Maybe a hooded jacket, a newsboy cap, or even a pair of long johns? Along with 27 patterns, the book includes 25 charts and 190 color photos, plus  a tutorial section to help make the patterns achievable for all skill levels.

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Perhaps the best feature of the book is the section on how to knit for kids. This special section discusses choosing colors and styles, sizing, and how to make a sweater “grow with” your child.  I never really put much thought into how kids were built and how they grow.  I always just went by the pattern or used sizing charts.  This book gives me a new perspective on sizing for kids (boys in particular, of course) and how items can be made or modified to fit or grow with your child.

Get a sneak peak at the book right HERE.

Knits for Boys is available for purchase at Stackpole Books and will be available soon at Amazon.