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New Knits on the Block: A Guide to Knitting What Kids Really Want Paperback – October 1, 2005

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Howell, who is the host of the TV show Knitty Gritty, offers a number of cool projects for kids. No traditional scarves or sweaters here. Instead, we have costumes (crowns, sorcerers' hats, princess dresses) as well as a guitar pillow, stuffed bowling ball and pins, a tooth-fairy pillow, and a jammie bag. Some of the projects are quite spectacular, especially the mermaid costume. But many are also difficult, with felting or chart work involved, a lot of effort for the end result in some cases. Howell gives an idea of how long each project will take by various amusing designations: a playdate, a weekend, or summer camp. The book is attractively presented, with lots of photos of cute kids, clear instructions, and breezy commentary. This definitely fills a niche in the crafts collection. Ilene Cooper
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About 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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Product Details

  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling; Complete Numbers Starting with 1, 1st Ed edition (October 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402720653
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402720659
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 8.5 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,982,288 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Vickie Howell hosts a knitting show (Knitty Gritty, on the DIY channel) that lives up to its promise of being "fierce, fresh, and fabulous," and so does her first book. I have to admire the editors who had the nerve to use a cover shot showing Vickie holding oversize needles draped with hopeless tangles of yarn - and a "what-me-worry?" grin on her face! Don't you worry either - inside you'll find clearly laid out instructions for some of the most winsome and winning children's gear you've ever seen. This new collection of accessories, hats, garments, and costumes for the young and the young-at-heart will make you gasp with delight.

I have two personal favorites which I would wear together were I still of trick-or-treating age, and call myself a sea-horse: designer Tinna Marrin's mermaid costume (which has to rank among the top five renditions of mermaid costumes ever designed by human hands - this one is elegant, convincing, and ever so mermaid-like, with the most life-like tail you can imagine, except that it makes you want to cuddle it) and the felted unicorn hat (not just a spiraling horn, but also two totally horse-like ears, all perfectly sculpted in felt), designed by Christina Benedetti.

Bev Galeskas designed the felted wizard and princess hats, sure to please the Harry Potter fans in your life. If you've ever wanted to try needle-felting, the book offers clear instructions as one method of applying stars to the wizard hat. I'm sure that when J.K. Rowling's seventh book comes out, there will be hundreds of these wizard hats topping the heads of young and not-so-young wizards in bookstore lines.

Vickie thinks out of the box - that's for sure - in this case the card box.
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I LOVE LOVE LOVE this book. Not only do I know my two year old will like the swamp thing monster hat (and hopefully keep it on), but my husband wants a Jolly Rodgers washcloth! And both of them want super kid capes (or in my husband's case a super Dad cape). There are so many fun and fantastic patterns I can't decide which to make first! I also like that there are plenty of patterns for boys and girls. While I only have boys in my house, there are girl cousins, neighbors etc that I can make those patterns for. All around it is a well written book with easy to follow directions. I look forward to Vickie's next book!
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If you have children and you like to knit, this book is for you. My four year old daughter wants everything in it, and as an intermediate knitter, I actually think I could make them all. The directions are very clear, with helpful diagrams and pictures. This is one of the best knitting books in my library.
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The host of 'Knitty Gritty' here provides playful, unique designer knits geared to kids' needs in New Knits On The Block, an excellent gathering of fun projects. From a pirate theme bath set to a knitted dress for an Egyptian dress-up theme or a tool set and pouch for the older boy, New Knits holds some truly innovative ideas the most modern child will appreciate.
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The subtitle says it all when it says "A Guide to Knitting What Kids Really Want.

If you want to knit something for kids that they will both wear and enjoy, you want this book!

It includes clothes to wear for a mermaid, a knight, a viking a hula dancer, and much more! These are clothes that are also toys.
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By sajust on November 17, 2006
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I'm an avid knitter of children's clothing and am always looking to add to my library of cool, updated knitting books and patterns for kids. Unfortunately, I found the patterns in this book to be completely kitschy...none of them are ones I'd make myself for my daughters or as gifts for friends.

There are patterns for costumes (knights, mermaids, capes) and a couple for toys that are nice to look at (blocks, bowling set), but I think this book might be better marketed towards KIDS interested in knitting, rather than towards adults interested in gifts for kids.
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I found this book at my local dollar store and being a knitter, I thought I hit the jackpot. I was soo wrong. I quickly flipped through the book in the store but did not take time to really look at the projects. I figured, with a 3 and a half year old boy at home, I would be able to find at a couple cool patterns in here. Yet, everything I have seen in here has made me burst into laughter. Beside 1 or 2 patterns for girls (a purse, and an illusion backpack) there is nothing at all in this book worth knitting. I am not sure who would spend the time knitting a plush tool set and pouch which is shown being worn on an 11 year old boy in the book... or a knit hat and eye patch that is shown being worn in the bathtub?? Honestly, my husband and I looked through the book and thought the same thing about all the projects. I guess for only a dollar, it was at least worth the laugh.
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I'm 25 and an avid knitter with 3 nephews and one niece , just to give a quick frame of reference for this review. I was given this book as a gift and I can honestly say there is not a single pattern in here any of the kids in my life would be remotely interested in.

The positives: the patterns are nicely laid out and this book is obviously a labor of love of the authors and I write my own patterns and appreciate the hard work that goes into each and every one. And that's where my 2 stars come from.

The patterns are so ugly and random. a few of the hats are a good idea in theory but knitting them just doesn't work. Why knit a mermaid tail that you basically can't do much pretending in when you can make one out of a beach towel that looks 100 times better and will be the envy of all the girls at the pool party? What kid wants a knit pillow? Or a poorly shaped knit guitar? I sat down with my nephews and niece and asked if they'd be interested in any of these projects and they politely said that they were happy to go without. I was glad this was a gift as I didn't waste my money, but now I have no idea what to do with this book as I don't even want to give it away...
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