There is a prevalent stereotype that boys hate hand knit jumpers.
Disclaimer: I have nothing against any of the interesting hand knits illustrated above. I love all hand knits and I’m actually tempted to write up a pattern for ‘Dino Cool’!
The garments in Katya’s new book Boys’ Knits could not be further from this negative stereotype. These are jumpers that your boys will love; simple, special, stylish designs.
The kind of designs that you want to knit and that your boys will want to wear: perfect!
My favourite is Denon – I love everything about it! It’s both simple and interesting, a definite must-knit for my son.
Also on my list is Ryker because I love vests on kids -the ultimate practical knit! It looks like such a fun and quick knit too!
Katya’s Boys’ Knits book has many qualities:
- The ‘things to know’ section is written in an approachable way and is packed full of useful information.
- The yarns are very well chosen.
- All of the designs are knit seamlessly!
- The photography is gorgeous; active, outdoor fun!
Also, perhaps most importantly, Katya has created designs that will challenge the perception of hand knits for boys. These jumpers will be gratefully received and quickly become favourites. She may even inspire the next generation of male knitters!
You can buy the book in print or e-book format on Ravelry or the Cooperative Press site. Of course I recommend getting an extra copy for Granny, Uncle Jim, Aunt Sally and anyone else who knits for your boys!
To read more about the book see the blog tour dates below:
21 September – Kat Goldin of Slugs on the Refrigirator
25 September – Julia Vaconsin
28 September – Joeli Caparco of Joeli’s Kitchen
2 October – Jacqui Harding of Happymaking Designs
5 October – Michelle Miller of Fickle Knitter
9 October – Carol Feller of Stolen Stitches
12 October – Joanne Scrace of Not So Granny
16 October – Anniken Allis of Confessions of a YarnAddict
19 October – Mari Muinonen of MadeByMyself
24 October – Woolly Wormhead
30 October – Ann Kingstone
2 November – Ella Austin of Bombella
9 November – Jill Zielinski of Knitterella
14 November – Kate Oates of Tot Toppers
Heather Kinne of Highland Handmades
Photos are copyright Katya Frankel from Boys’ Knits