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Boys’ Knits Review and Giveaway


Today I´m sharing with you the book Boys’ Knits by Katya Frankel. As most of you know I only know how to make cute little boys. Girls don´t seem to be in the cards for this family. As much as this has been hard on me in the past I have come to terms with the fact that I have boys that are amazing and cute! It is harder to find knits for boys that are masculine but fun. Boys’ Knits is one of very few pattern books that I actually want to knit most of the patters and my picky, almost 5 year old, actually wants me to make for him. I LOVE the vest on the front of the book and the green zipper sweater. Katya also does a great job in the beginning of the book of showing finishing techniques and how to modify the sweaters to fit that skinny, long kid (this is my problem) or if your kid just has a long body. I have to admit that some of the patters I would never make but they are just a matter of taste and over all I would make most of them. I only showed photos of the patters that I will make for my boys.  Katya uses popular yarns so it is easy to replicate the model exactly if that is what you want or you can use your own yarns and just make sure the gauge is right. As you know I´m on a yarn diet. No purchasing yarn until I knit down my stash. But I do believe that I have enough yarn for a few of these. As soon as I finish my Snowbird Cardigan which I only have 6cm left to finish the bottom then I will cast on the vest Epsilon on the front of the book.

The Cooperative Press is being kind enough to give an electronic copy of this book to one lucky reader.
You can enter up to 4 times just read how and post a comment for each entry. Don´t forget to leave a way to contact you in the post.
1. Follow my blog and leave in the comment thread how you are following my blog
2. Follow me on twitter. and if you already follow me on twitter then tweet about the giveaway
3. Like my Facebook page if you already like my page then share the post about this giveaway
4. Tell me which one of the patterns is your favorite and you would like to make.

Sign up will be open til Monday the 21st of Jan 2013 noon and then I will use to randomly pick a winner.


45 thoughts on “Boys’ Knits Review and Giveaway

  1. I follow your blog … and love seeing your designs! I've also followed you on Twitter, liked your FB page (both as myself and my design company, By Hand With Heart); the design I think I'd make first would have to be the Runaround or the Rigel … then again, maybe the Buster.


  2. I absolutely love Bailey! Although it's hard to pick a favourite as a mom of four boys (ages ranging from 26 months to 22 years) I love all the great designs! I wish I'd had patterns like these when my “big boys” were little!


  3. Subscribed to your blog through google reader!

    (and apparently can't follow directions ha ha! I forgot in my other two comments to leave contact info)

    prairiegirl1971 [at] hotmail [dot] ca


  4. What a brilliant book !
    So many great patterns. I too wish this had been around when my boy was little but I have a gorgeous grandson so can indulge in this fantastic selection.
    I love Chip, so versatile to wear with shirts and tees.

    Roxyrana on Ravelry


  5. I “liked” your FB page and am following you on Ravelry and Pinterest now too. I am going to have to get your book one of these days! My grandsons are still a bit small for the designs, but eventually (soon) they will be in them. There are not enough good boy patterns out there, and yours are awesome!!!


  6. 1. I follow your blog with Google Reader.
    2. I am not a tweeter.
    3. I liked your Facebook page.
    4. Tough choice on which pattern is my favorite, but I'm leaning toward Landon at the moment.


  7. i have followed your blog (on my google homepage) twitter and facebook! I have 3 boys, too. I don't just love this, I need it!! I love Chip, Dax and Denon… couldn't pick just one, so picked one for each boy. 🙂


  8. Dax, Deckard, and Denon (all the D boyz lol) are the ones I would love to make for my boys right off hand, Deckard being the favorite, and Denon being the most likely one I'll knit first. What a great group of Boy's patterns!! I'm always looking for cool things to knit for the boys… the girls are easy.

    Indulgence on Ravelry


  9. Oooh, I love the classic SF references in the names!

    The one I'd most like to make is Runaround (which is what my 18-month-old son spends most of his time doing). When I was expecting him I too found lots of lovely knits for girls, but not so much that was inspiring to make for little boys (though I've now found a fair few projects to keep me going).


  10. I already follow your blog and like your fb. I have to say I really like those patterns my boy unfortunately is wearing a 14 so I better knit fast! lol I love the epsilon vest perfect for him. I know he would love Denon though.


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