Thursday, November 8, 2012

BLOG TOUR: Boys' Knits

Today I'm excited to post as part of a blog tour for a new and exciting book by Katya Frankel called Boys' Knits.

I did some graphic design work for Katya (aka the bingeknitter) a few years back and that is how I became familiar with her work. She is a very talented knitwear designer and when I heard she was designing a book dedicated to knits for boys I was really excited. And totally honored when she asked me to be a stop on her blog tour.

This book couldn't be more fitting for me. Being a mom of two boys I certainly know that modern, stylish knitting patterns for boys can be hard to come by. How refreshing it was to see that Katya solved this problem with her new book Boys' Knits. This wonderful book offers 16 very cool, modern and fun to knit sweaters for boys. We're talking sweaters for boys in the 4-14+ age range. How awesome is that?!

Not only is there a wide range of boy-friendly styles but guess what? They are all seamless designs that are worked from the bottom up. Gotta love that!

In this book you'll find stylish vests…

(pattern name: "Ryker")

Cozy sweaters…

(pattern name: "Rigel")

 Cool cardigans…

(pattern name: "Chip")

And even colorwork…

(pattern name: "Taradiddle")

I love them all but I think for me, I'll have to cast on for DAX first!

(pattern name: "Dax")

This awesome book is published by Cooperative Press and you can buy it HERE. You can also buy in on Ravelry HERE.

Lucky for us - or should I say one of us :) Katya was generous enough to offer a copy for a giveaway! Leave me a comment and let me know what you think of the book. I'll draw a lucky winner next week and email you your own copy Boys' Knits.


21 comments:

Ytknits said...

I've been eying this book for some time. I have two grandsons and the styles in the book would look great on them. Great give-away!

Julie White said...

So Adorable!! I can't wait to try some of the patters. esp, the cardigan!
Yay for boys!

amchart said...

I SO SO SO want this book! I have 3 sons to knit for, ages 14, almost 6 and 3. I like that these patterns cover a large range of ages. And so many great styles. I recently won a pattern from you, so it's probably not likely (or fair!) that I should win, but I just had to comment about how much I like this book.

Marilyn a.k.a. Merry said...

Not only are the models the cutest ever but the sweaters are gorgeous too. It's about time someone paid attention to knitting for boys. Too bad this wasn't around when my nephews were small.

nook. said...

what a fantastic book! you're right, finding lots of classic, and stylish patterns for boys is a toughie! this is a great collection! and hurrah for an opportunity to win! xo

Laura said...

I love that someone finally made a book entirely for boys. There is a LOT of frill and bows and pink out there, not that those are bad things, but I have a nephew who would love some manly knits.

Debknits said...

I love these knits. It's hard to find such cute and adorable knits for boys. I would love to win a copy!

brooke said...

Oh, I love that cardigan and Dax! Awesome!!

brookeali(at)hotmail.com

Cathy said...

As a mother of two grown boys, I know the scarcity sometimes of fashionable, boy-approved patterns for handmade items. Hoping someday for grandchildren of my own, but content with my great-nephews for now, I would love to a copy of this book to add to my collection!

NeoKnitter said...

I would love this book! I have my own little boy who adores his Mommy and all the knitted things I make for him. I bet he would love the vest or a sweater. :)

Lori Laferriere said...

Such cute patterns! I would knit the vest for my friend's son, Ethan! If you see my name several times on these entries, it's because I'm really NOT a robot and it's hard to read these codes!

lollyknits.com said...

It's so hard to find boys patterns that are both interesting and something that little guys will wear! These all seem to fit the bill. Precious!

meppybn said...

EVERY pattern in this book looks to be a winner- both knitting-wise and for the recipient!! Great job, Katya, and thanks for the generous giveaway :) Believe it or not, I have 9 boys of these ages (on both sides of the family) so getting this book one way or the other is definitely in my queue!

nursenikkiknits said...

I've got one boy with another on the way. This looks like the book for me!

Lucy said...

What handsome patterns! I love them!

Elise said...

I love these sweaters while I do not have young boys (mine are all grown) this would be a great book to have for future use.

Elise

Kelly K. said...

There are so many sweater patterns out there for girls, ladies, and men. This book is so fitting to fill in the niche for boys who deserve classic hand-knit sweater love too! The designs are clean, classic and subtle enough that a boy won't put up a fight to wear. How fabulous!

thewalshfam said...

I have 2 boys and this book looks great! I'd love to win!
Katie

Teri said...

I have such a hard time finding patterns that I think my boys would wear, but all of these look wonderful! I can see this book getting a lot of use at my house.

-Teri

ypsiknitti said...

The patterns that you show look great! and seamless!! (wonderful)

Melissa said...

I'm going to have to knit Rigel or ryker for my two boys. Such great detail on both!! I would love to win the book...thanks for offering us the chance.