Some of the most gratifying knitting can be the projects we make for our families, but knitting for kids is sometimes tricky. There’s the thing about garments being comfortable enough for them to actually wear. There’s the thing about the colors they like. There’s the thing about the little 5-year old budding fashionista not liking anything that doesn’t suit her eclectic taste in fashion.
Well, we’ve got your back. Flip through the pages of this book to find sweaters stylish enough for any fashionable girl—toddler to ‘tween. Funky hats and sweaters sure to be enjoyed by boys. Striped sweaters that can easily be “unstriped” and dotted sweaters with duplicate stitch dots that are easily removable if the recipient of the sweater isn’t in a dot frame of mind (or they can be left off altogether if you already know your daughter isn’t a dots fan).
We love the options that these projects provide, and the easy care of the Classic line of yarns from Universal Yarn. The acrylic/wool blend is soft and non-itchy on little necks. And the finished product is machine washable and dryable—so important in projects for kids.
Whether you let your favorite kid choose his or own project from this book or you decide to knit a surprise, we hope you enjoy this assortment of fun and practical projects for kids.
Photography: Jane Hasty Photography