Paintbox Knits

Overview

These playful, pint-size patterns mix vibrant colors with clever motifs that kids will want to put on parade! You'll find designs for every season, from toasty turtlenecks that will beat the winter chill to light-and-breezy sundresses just right for summer fun. Best of all, each project is brimming with splashes and dashes of bright, bold colors that kids will love.

  • More than 30 projects include pullovers, cardigans, tunics, skimmers, pants, ...
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Paintbox Knits: More Than 30 Designs for Kids

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Overview

These playful, pint-size patterns mix vibrant colors with clever motifs that kids will want to put on parade! You'll find designs for every season, from toasty turtlenecks that will beat the winter chill to light-and-breezy sundresses just right for summer fun. Best of all, each project is brimming with splashes and dashes of bright, bold colors that kids will love.

  • More than 30 projects include pullovers, cardigans, tunics, skimmers, pants, and jackets, with many suitable for either boys or girls
  • Each design relies on kid-friendly fibers and generous proportions for those active, growing kids
  • Helpful sections reveal kid-tested secrets for simple sizing, trouble-free blocking and finishing, neckline knitting, and graphing one's own designs

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Animal Knits is a pattern book chock full of enchanting animal designs for kids' sweaters, hats, toys, and more. Well-known British knitwear designer Mellor provides little instruction for the beginning knitter, making this book more appropriate for those with intermediate skills. Paintbox Knits, on the other hand, is not only a pattern book but also a teaching tool; the authors guide the reader step by step through each pattern, including a wealth of knitting instruction along the way. If I were to count the number of designs I would love to make were time and money no consideration and divide by total number of designs, Animal Knits would be batting a record-setting 730 while Paintbox Knits is doing better than most major league hitters at 400. Another way to gauge value might be to observe that while Animal Knits costs 77 per pattern, Paintbox Knits costs approximately $1 per pattern. Public libraries should seriously consider purchasing both. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781564773364
  • Publisher: Martingale & Company
  • Publication date: 3/23/2011
  • Pages: 146
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

The designs of Mary H. Bonnette and Jo Lynne Murchland have been featured in Family Circle Knitting, Knitter's, Cast On, and Knit 'n Style. Together they own the Sassy Skein, a design company specializing in children's knitwear.

The designs of Jo Lynne Murchland and Mary H. Bonnette have been featured in Family Circle Knitting, Knitter's, Cast On, and Knit 'n Style. Together they own the Sassy Skein, a design company specializing in children's knitwear.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 10
Knitting-Bag Essentials 11
Knitting for Fast-Growing Tykes 12
Time to Measure Up 13
Making Adjustments for Fit 13
Using Circular Needles 14
Picking Up Stitches 14
Knitting Shoulders Together 15
Weaving Side and Sleeve Seams 16
Making Buttonholes 16
Spacing Buttonholes 17
Single-Crochet Edges 18
Single-Crochet Chains 19
Carrying Yarn on the Back of Your Work 19
Knitting from a Graph: Bottoms Up! 21
Graphing Your Own Designs 21
Mix-and-Match Graphs 23
Neckline News 25
V Neck 25
Rolled Collar 25
Split Collar 26
Turtleneck 26
Ruffled Neck 26
Creative Embellishments 27
Buttons 27
Tassels 27
Blocking Kids' Knits 28
Caring for Children's Sweaters 29
What to Do with Leftover Yarns 30
The Patterns
Dominoes 32
Argyle 35
Flowermania 38
Sun-Kissed 41
Lazy Daisy 44
Little Ladybug 47
Woolly Worm 50
Biker Babe/Biker Boy 53
Autumn Harvest 56
Triangle Treat Pullover 59
Triangle Treat Jumper 63
Sand Dune 66
Warm'n Woolly 70
Circus Parade 73
Jazzy Juggler 76
Blue Daze 80
Blue Lagoon 83
Sassy Sundress 86
Hot Number! 90
Puddle Jumper 94
Petals 97
Sweet Petunia 100
Teatime Teal 103
Jumper 104
Top 106
Winter Wonderland 109
Let It Snow 112
Sassy Scotties 117
Wave Runner 120
Nautical Number 123
Fruit Loops 126
Tally Ho! 129
Chow Chow 133
Aye, Aye, Captain! 137
Yarn Jargon 140
Knitting Terms and Abbreviations 141
Bibliography 142
About the Authors 143
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