the only thing better than kids who love their handknits, are kids who run and shout and jump for joy in their handknits (or because of them).
i love these photos of my friend kian, wearing the whitfield shorty jacket—he looks so happy and comfortable, which is just what i intended for this boy’s version of the full-sized david favorite.
this is a super-easy knit and in small pieces, too; there’s still plenty of time to knit one for your favorite fella to wear to school or to put under the tree for christmas.
it’s handsome yes, but rugged too—a real multi-tasker. it even has a pocket perfectly sized for a small toy car
what more could a guy ask for??
shown here: boy’s size 4 in the incredibly durable woolen rabbit frolic, a 4-ply merino superwash, in colorway jungle book. kim’s grace or ella twist yarns would also work equally well for this sweater.
and it would be adorable for girls too—i can totally see it knit up in tutti frutti for my youngest niece.
it is my great pleasure once again to work with my friend kim at the woolen rabbit for providing such a wonderful, springy, and hardworking yarn for this project. not only that, but the color is a complete hit with the boys; i can’t wait to gift this sweater to our nephew to start school in a few weeks. kim also test knit the jacket for her grandson, so we know it’s a fun project.
and finally, a huge bow to my friend kian for spending a whole hour doing a photo shoot on a fine summer afternoon in june. isn’t he handsome??
he did a great job i think, making the sweater look its best while being totally himself and comfortable in it. even when a few bees came too close.
thank you for braving the wilds of my yard in the name of fashion kian; you’ll have to come over and pick tomatoes as a reward!
and now, let’s look at a few more shots of boy and jacket . . .