Knitting for Kids: Over 40 Patterns for Sweaters, Dresses, Hats, Socks, and More for Your Kids

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Knitting for Kids is the one-stop guide for knitting a wide variety of clothing and accessories for your children in an economical way. With a range of modern to classic attire, your children are sure to be the talk of the playground—and you’ll feel proud of your amazing knitting skills! With over forty patterns to follow, anyone can pick up a pair of knitting needles, grab a ball of yarn, and whip up a whole new baby or child’s wardrobe in no time.

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Knitting for Kids: Over 40 Patterns for Sweaters, Dresses, Hats, Socks, and More for Your Kids

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Overview


Knitting for Kids is the one-stop guide for knitting a wide variety of clothing and accessories for your children in an economical way. With a range of modern to classic attire, your children are sure to be the talk of the playground—and you’ll feel proud of your amazing knitting skills! With over forty patterns to follow, anyone can pick up a pair of knitting needles, grab a ball of yarn, and whip up a whole new baby or child’s wardrobe in no time.

If you are attending a baby shower, you don’t need to buy an expensive gift. Just follow the simple pattern inside and create the perfect booties or blanket. Or what if your son needs a new scarf? Why don’t you choose his favorite colors and make him one he’s sure to wear with pride? Following the step-by-step photos and instructions, you can now knit your favorite niece a beautiful dress with matching hat, or dress up your newborn grandchild with a handsome cardigan. With seventy full-color photos and patterns, creating an adorable (and affordable) sweater or a fun pair of socks for that special child in your life will be a breeze!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781620870686
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/1/2012
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 970,658
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Paula Hammerskog is a communication consultant and the author of several books. She has been an avid knitter for many years and lives in Sweden.

Eva Wincent has been running her own knitting business for twenty years. She is among Sweden’s most prolific and respected knitters.

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Table of Contents

0-24 months

Baby's very first clothes

The baby set 6

The heritage baby set 9

Sweaters

Sweater with shoulder buttons 14

Ribbed yoke sweater 16

Striped seaman's sweater 19

Cardigans

Patterned baby cardigan and socks 28

Classic cardigan with raglan sleeve 32

Wrap-around cardigan 35

Hooded cardigan for the little ones 38

Baby cardigan in tweed 44

Pants

Short 24

Long trousers [leggings] 40

Dresses

Short-sleeved tunic 22

Tunic with ruffled edges 26

Christening gown 49

Striped dress 52

Dress with yoke 54

This and that

Warm baby blanket 56

Stroller blanket 58

2-10 years

Sweaters and Vests

Braided sweater 60

V-neck with joyful stripes 63

Fisherman's rib raglan sweater 66

Pippi sweater 68

Sweater vest 74

Roughly-knitted polo sweater 88

Poncho 92

Cardigans and Jackets

Cardigan with crocheted flowers 71

Bolero 76

Cool hooded jacket 80

Chanel cardigan 83

Tweed cardigan 90

Dresses

Knitted dress 86

Accessories

Woolen socks 94

Rib-knit beanie 96

Striped beanie 98

Mittens 100

Scarf in three varieties 102

Cool handbag with matching scarf 104

Decorations and tips

Fringe 106

Pompoms and embroidery 107

Seamless tips 108

How to knit

Basic knot 110

Cast on 111

Knitted cast on 112

Garter stitch 113

Purl stitches 114

Increasing in the same stitch 115

Increasing between two stitches 116

Decreasing by knitting together two stitches from the front 117

Regular straight cast off 118

Mitten with wedge 119

Knitting heels 120

Completing the toe 122

A quick overview of crochet

Chain stitch 124

Single crochet stitch 125

Double crochest stitch 126

Yarn Index 127

Distributors 128

Knitting abbreviations 128

Crochet abbreviations 128

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