book: boho baby knits

by kath_red on 27/02/2008

in Books, knitting+crochet+yarn

Boho Baby Knits: Groovy Patterns for Cool Tots by Kat Coyle published by Potter Craft (November 13, 2007)

First of all – this book is not for beginner knitters, you must have some knitting experience to be able to attempt the easiest of these patterns – and there are plenty of challenges for more experienced knitters.

The book covers knitting patterns for newborns to toddlers (4yrs old), and I think it is great to have this limit – not every style is suitable for all ages – although I am sure experienced knitters can extend some of the patterns to fit slightly older children.

The book is very cute, funky photography and stylings (perhaps just a wee tad too cute! with too clever names for the patterns?) but gorgeous photography, adorable children modeling the outfits – good instructions and illustrations (although once again not for beginners – as some knowledge is assumed).

Regarding the patterns – I must admit that I loved most of them – some more than others – such as the self striping poncho – but not really sure how practical a poncho is for a 2 year old. I did like the lacy A-line skirt with elastic waist, and the knitted bloomers/wool soakers (do these work?) look fab, so comfortable looking – great design.

There were some flimsy whimsical patterns – such as a knitted very delicate fairy wings great idea – they look amazing – but for a toddler? I must admit to be struck by the ‘poet coat’ knitted in linen stitch with collar, cuffs and tails – so so adorable. In fact there are some very unusual and likeable patterns in here for boys – worthy buying for that fact alone. The coat and the ‘studio lounger’ lounge pants knitted from side to side in self striping yarn are fantastic too.

As well as clothing there are also funny face bonnets, knitted picture book, and toys too. As will most knitting books there are some duds – but surprisingly few – recommend.

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1 Valerie February 27, 2008 at 11:35 am

“Fairy wings… for a toddler?”

Oh, yeah. My toddler girls were already very fairy savvy & would have L-O-V-E-D these. Fragile, yes, but I imagine they’d be fairly well protected against the usual toddler grime by being tied neatly out of dragging and immediate food danger.

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2 Carrie February 28, 2008 at 12:38 am

Oh yes, wool soakers work, although it helps if they’re knitted tight enough :)

I can’t wait to see this book, I’m intrigued!

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