Wednesday, 22 May 2013

ARTS AND CRAFTS REVIEW: Sweet Knits - Catherine Graham-Evans

Release Date: 23/05/13
Publisher:  A and C Black Publishers


Some children like to slay dragons, others prefer to sip tea with princesses, but any child will find something to wear, play with and love within the creative knitting patterns featured in Sweet Knits: Knitted Treats and Clothes for Kids. From flower-shaped tea cups to cute summer dresses, cosy jumpers to fun room decorations, these projects encourage customisation for truly unique pieces full of personality. Step-by-step instructions and charming colour images accompany you through each and every pattern. The projects are easily adapted to suit knitters of all levels, as easy alternative directions are given alongside any tricky or complex design elements, and tips are provided throughout on how to simplify patterns. Garments come in sizes for children from birth to ten years, and there are even a couple of items for grown-ups, too! With suggestions on how to adapt and personalise each design to make unique pieces, the projects in Sweet Knits provide cosy hand-made treasures that grow with your child and stir young imaginations.


I love a book that has multiple projects and fun things that can be made to brighten up a bedroom or even just to add a touch of colour to other area’s of the house during bleak winter days, as such this title by Catherine is something that will more than please knitters the world over with designs that can be made for kids lots of fun, whether its knitted biscuits or brightly coloured strawberry’s or even a knitted Daisy Chain, there’s something for everyone within.

It’s easy to follow, has great concepts and of course wonderful coloured pictures so you can see what you’re doing, back that up with relatively easy instructions to follow alongside a list of wools required and all round it’s a whole set of projects for the home knitter to make. Great stuff.

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