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01-12-2006, 09:07 AM
are there any knitting books out there with patterns just for boys. i have got a few out of my local library but all the kids ones have about 3 patterns for boys and loads for girls. no good to me sith 2 boys to knit for :rollseyes:

01-12-2006, 12:23 PM
I also have a hard time finding patterns for boys. Hats/scarves/sweaters can all be changed to suit a boy however. I really like the patterns from knitty.com. They have a few patterns for boys/men. Maybe you've discovered the secret to breaking into writing about knitting. You should write your own book and get rich!

Try looking through these (www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/boys_clothing.php)

01-12-2006, 09:23 PM
Two words: racing stripe

01-12-2006, 09:27 PM
A good old top down raglan with, as Joe said, a racing stripe is always good. I have a book called Tadpoles and Tiddlers that has Rowan patterns--lots for girls, but many for boys, too. I generally find a chart of something the boys like and add it to a basic sweater.