12.16.2015

Book Review: Sweet Pickles

When I received a review copy of Sweet Pickles earlier this month, I got excited. I love knitting for babies and kids and with a new nephew on the way (hooray!) the book couldn't have arrived at a more perfect time.
The authors, Anna and Heidi, own a yarn shop in Norway and have their line of yarn, which was used in the book. I greatly appreciate their approach to designing. From the book:

"Whether designing for women, men, or children, our goal is to create interesting designs, sometimes with a whimsical touch of color play, and always with a minimal amount of finishing work."

As the subtitle suggests, this book contains 27 patterns for babies and toddlers. What's great is that a lot of these patterns go way beyond toddlers. Many of the patterns are written to fit kids up to 8 years old or higher (some as high as 12 or 16 years). As my nieces grow older, it's getting harder and harder to find good kid patterns to knit. This book is solving that problem for me. There's so many things I'd like to knit them. Like the Arrow Sweater:
Or the Cool Kid Hooded Hat:
The Zigzag Sweater is written for so many sizes that I could make matching sweaters for my nephew on the way and my three young nieces. They would all look great in it!
I love that the patterns in Sweet Pickles are sweet and simple. Perfect quick knitting for the kids in your life!

You can see all the patterns from the book here.  You can get your copy of Sweet Pickles from the Martingale website.

Images from Sweet Pickles, Martingale, 2015; Photos by Anna Enge and Heidi Gronvold. All rights reserved.

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