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Paintbox knits : more than 30 designs for kids
Bonnette, Mary H., 1957-
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Publication Information:
Woodinville, Wash. : Martingale & Co., [2001]

Physical Description:
143 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
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TT825 .B65 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Kids will love showing off their own playful, pint-sized knits that mix sporty designs with clever motifs! More than 30 projects for toddlers to preschoolers feature bright, trendy color schemes that offer charming appeal for the adults who knit them and the children who wear them.
Beginning-to-intermediate projects include pullovers, cardigans, tunics, skimmers, pants, and jackets, with many suitable for either boys or girls
Designs rely on durable fibers and generous proportions for active, growing kids
Helpful sections reveal kid-tested secrets for simple sizing, trouble-free blocking and finishing, neckline knitting, and graphing original designs

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Library Journal Review

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. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 10
Knitting-Bag Essentialsp. 11
Knitting for Fast-Growing Tykesp. 12
Time to Measure Upp. 13
Making Adjustments for Fitp. 13
Using Circular Needlesp. 14
Picking Up Stitchesp. 14
Knitting Shoulders Togetherp. 15
Weaving Side and Sleeve Seamsp. 16
Making Buttonholesp. 16
Spacing Buttonholesp. 17
Single-Crochet Edgesp. 18
Single-Crochet Chainsp. 19
Carrying Yarn on the Back of Your Workp. 19
Knitting from a Graph: Bottoms Up!p. 21
Graphing Your Own Designsp. 21
Mix-and-Match Graphsp. 23
Neckline Newsp. 25
V Neckp. 25
Rolled Collarp. 25
Split Collarp. 26
Turtleneckp. 26
Ruffled Neckp. 26
Creative Embellishmentsp. 27
Buttonsp. 27
Tasselsp. 27
Blocking Kids' Knitsp. 28
Caring for Children's Sweatersp. 29
What to Do with Leftover Yarnsp. 30
The Patterns
Dominoesp. 32
Argylep. 35
Flowermaniap. 38
Sun-Kissedp. 41
Lazy Daisyp. 44
Little Ladybugp. 47
Woolly Wormp. 50
Biker Babe/Biker Boyp. 53
Autumn Harvestp. 56
Triangle Treat Pulloverp. 59
Triangle Treat Jumperp. 63
Sand Dunep. 66
Warm'n Woollyp. 70
Circus Paradep. 73
Jazzy Jugglerp. 76
Blue Dazep. 80
Blue Lagoonp. 83
Sassy Sundressp. 86
Hot Number!p. 90
Puddle Jumperp. 94
Petalsp. 97
Sweet Petuniap. 100
Teatime Tealp. 103
Jumperp. 104
Topp. 106
Winter Wonderlandp. 109
Let It Snowp. 112
Sassy Scottiesp. 117
Wave Runnerp. 120
Nautical Numberp. 123
Fruit Loopsp. 126
Tally Ho!p. 129
Chow Chowp. 133
Aye, Aye, Captain!p. 137
Yarn Jargonp. 140
Knitting Terms and Abbreviationsp. 141
Bibliographyp. 142
About the Authorsp. 143