Wednesday, September 10, 2008

REVIEW: Tag, You're Knit!

Tag, You're Knit! Colorful Knits for Kids
by Mary Bonnette & JoLynne Murchland
Paperback: 112 pages
Publisher: Lark Books (September 2, 2008)


Lark Books has really put out a great collection of knit & crochet books this fall and Tag, You're Knit! Colorful Knits for Kids is no exception!

Geared toward all levels of knitters, Tag, You're Knit! includes the usual (yarn selection, gauge, tools, abbreviations, basic techniques, etc.), plus a few pages of design options, embellishments and chart reading know-how. The illustrations are all large, clear and easy to follow, making it a great book for the beginner knitter eager to jump right in, knitting for little ones. The photographs are whimsical and colorful - making each project really jump off the pages!

The 26 patterns encompass a wide variety of projects for all of the boys and girls on your list - from tots to tweens, there's something every child will think is a "must have!" It's easy to satisfy your child's - or your own - fashion passion with fun projects!

Hats, mittens, scarves, socks, slippers, belts and more - you'll find them all in Tag, You're Knit! Want something a little different? How about the adorable Leo The Lion, Halloween Loot Bags with a skull or pumpkin (I just might have to knit myself one), the Perfect Pillow for sleepover fun, the Funky Fanny Pack for your toy toting toddler, or your little Princess' first Little Black Bag. While I still try to grasp the amount of technology kids have these days, you can knit your niece or nephew a Listen Up! MP3 / Cell Case (should I mention that I still do not even own an MP3 player?).

Have a youngster on your list that likes to keep things handy? How about knitting him my personal pick, the Pick Pocket for Boys, or for her, the Pick Pocket for Girls (a bit more frilly, of course)? The scarves are super cute and well, I adore the name! I also adore the felted Sleepover Slippers - any kid would love keeping their piggies warm this winter with a pair!

This is definitely a book worth picking up for the inevitable cutsie knit moments, especially if you have kids in the family - remember, there's something for most, from tots to tweens! This might just be your go-to book for little gift giving holidays this year!

About the Authors: Mary Bonnette & JoLynne Murchland are the owners and creative force behind The Sassy Skein, a yarn and pattern company specializing in designs for kids.

The winner of the Planet Dog Cozy Hemp Adjustable Collar from a previous review was drawn via random number generator... Congratulations Criquette! It looks like Scout will have a new collar (and you bet I want to see pics!)!


Turtle said...

looks cute! i wish i had knit when my girl was a baby! now i knit for clients children when i get the itch!

Anonymous said...

Now that looks like the book for me.. I"ll have to go check it out... (you said fall right?)... totally up my ally... my knitting picks up in the fall... and with my three kidlets.. I'm sure to find something perfect for each of them in there! :-)

Criquette said...

Wow, thanks! She will love it and will definitely model her new collar for everyone.

The book looks like it has lots of cute things to knit. I will have to check it out.

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