Knitting for Little Sweethearts.
Knitting for Little Sweethearts
Hanne Andreassen Hjelmas & Torunn Steinsland
Schiffer Publishing Ltd.
4880 Lower Valley Road, Atglen, PA 19310
9780764356278, $28.99, HC, 168pp, www.amazon.com
Hanne Andreassen Hjelmas and Torunn Steinsland are a photographer and designer duo, mothers, and the founders of the wildly successful blog and webshop KlompeLOMPE. Since their launch in Norway, these charming designs and knitted garments are now loved worldwide. In "Knitting for Little Sweethearts" they draws upon their years of experience and expertise to present and showcase 60 patterns for adorable knitted clothing designs. Nature inspired and with a sweetly casual appeal, these patterns are mostly for boys and girls aged one to six, but there are some charming pieces for adults, and for babies too. Needlecrafters can choose from comfortable creations like cowls, shorts, Rough and Tumble Pants, jackets, mittens, a ballet skirt, and of course several of the perfectly-crafted caps and hats that led to KlompeLOMPE's fame. Color and yarn alternatives are included for most patterns, along with a handy difficulty rating: most patterns are at level 2. Needlecrafters wanting to make a quick and easy project should look for level 1. For those having aspirations for something a little more challenging should go to level 3. Profusely and beautifully illustrated throughout, "Knitting for Little Sweethearts" will prove a welcome and enduringly popular addition to personal and community library Contemporary Needlecraft instructional reference collections.