New Knits on the Block: A Guide to Knitting What Kids Really Want
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New Knits on the Block: A Guide to Knitting What Kids Really Want

by Vickie Howell
     
 

Vickie Howell--the popular host of DIY network's Knitty Gritty--plus a dozen contributing designers have stepped out of the box with 25 super-original, funky playtime projects that are as much fun for parents to knit as they are for children to receive.

Not another boring sweater! Vickie Howell, and her group of talented contributors, will make you the

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Vickie Howell--the popular host of DIY network's Knitty Gritty--plus a dozen contributing designers have stepped out of the box with 25 super-original, funky playtime projects that are as much fun for parents to knit as they are for children to receive.

Not another boring sweater! Vickie Howell, and her group of talented contributors, will make you the most popular parent on the block with the coolest projects for kids' stuff ever. These knits are gifts children will go nuts over, because they include a playful range of costumes and toys. Crafty moms and dads can create such enchanting items as a wizard's hat and princess crown; a super kid cape, mermaid dress up, pirate bath set, alien tooth fairy pillows, bowling ball and pins, and a tool set with pouch. Vickie includes estimations of how long each project will take to complete, along with tips for busy knitters and advice on special techniques, such as felting, tassel making, and edgings. Many of the designers have appeared on her show--but every item is a never-before-seen original.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Howell, the host of the DIY Network's Knitty Gritty series, has gathered together kid-pleasing projects from 12 knitwear designers as well as many of her own designs, "taste tested" by her two young sons. Anyone who knows how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off should be able to complete these projects, which include such fun items as a wizard's hat embellished with needle felting, a superhero cape, and Egyptian queen, Viking, and Mermaid costumes. Warmly recommended for public libraries. [For an interview with Howell, see p. 126.-Ed.] Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402720659
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
10/01/2005
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
8.68(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.38(d)

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Meet the Author

Vickie Howell, host of DIY TV's successful Knitty Gritty series, is set to begin a new show on the network, tentatively called Stylicious, about handmade, edgy fashion. In addition to owning her own vintage clothing business, she is a true star of the knitting world, having started Stitch 'n Bitch chapters in her native Los Angeles and in Austin, Texas, where she now lives.

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