Knit Fit for a Nephew

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Over the past year or so, the Pilgrim has created a number of knits for the Long-Suffering Other's adorable neice, the eight-year-old Princess Mary. Mary is more precisely a Pink Princess. Absolutely anything is fine by long as it's pink. And so, she has been the happy recipient of an exceedingly soft and fuzzy pink scarf with fringe, and a lovely pink, green and white striped cotton tank dress knit entirely in stockinette with pink garter stitch trim - very Lilly Pulitzer. What joy to create little things for such an adorable little one!

But, one doesn't want to neglect her older brother, the 13-year-old Matthew, now does one? It's just not so easy, though, to find a project or pattern that feels a right fit for a young, newly teen boy.

Enter the new book, Son of Stitch 'N Bitch. How pleased was I to find the knit hoodie featured on the far-left side of the cover. Perfectly suited, it seems, for an active 13-year-old, don't you agree?

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Although the Pilgrim certainly approves of the brown version in the book, for Matthew I have chosen a largely gray (surprise) and blue scheme. And despite the fact that my gauge was wrong and I had to rip it out once and start anew, so far I think it's coming out rather well.

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dannvictoria's picture

There is a great hoodie in Knitting with Balls as well.

krooks's picture

I made my son (12) the ear flap hat from -,2025,DIY_14141_4860628,00.html