In the northern hemisphere at least, we have entered those months when even boys will admit that it’s cold outside. So let’s take a look at some great knitting patterns that have been released recently for boys in the 5–18 age bracket!
I gasped when I saw this next garment: the Gossamer Sweater by Ukrainian designer Natalie Pelykh.
Worked from the top down seamlessly using the contiguous method, this piece should make for a very enjoyable knit, with just enough texture to make a knitter happy. And I love how rich it looks in a hand-dyed semi-solid. The garment comes in a very wide range of well-gradated sizes (from 12 months to 14 years).
Here’s a fun one for the young fantasist in your life: the Bilby hood by Cristina Ghirlanda.
For years, my son has wanted a wolf hood to wear when he’s terrorizing the backyard. Even though this is sized for toddlers through 6-year-olds, it’s knit in fingering weight, so I imagine moving up a yarn weight or two would make this piece large enough for larger noggins.
If you’re looking for a stash buster and are knitting for a kid who likes a good ski hat style, check out Cindy Dell’s Yellowstone Hat pattern.
You can always omit the pompom if Mr. Man is not amenable to such frippery, but I hope for your sake that the recipient is pro-pompom.
Finally, for a quick way to turn boring boots into the Funnest Footwear Ever, check out this great tutorial on the Glamour 4 You blog. With some simple chain stitching, your whole family can have more colorful (and warmer!) boots.