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June 27, 2013

Brandy Fortune, co-editor of Petite Purls, has a new book for children. With her experience as a designer and editor, this book is sure to feature well-written, kid-friendly, colorful patterns.

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But Just Like Me Knits: Matching Patterns for Kids and Their Favorite Dolls is not just your average book of knits for boys and girls. It holds nineteen awesome knit projects for kids plus nineteen matching patterns for 15- to 18-inch dolls!

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Matching play clothes and pajamas are typical, but not of such versatile pieces of clothing like the Elliot Cabled Vest–for school, for play, for any special occasion. The cables look harder than they are and prove easy-to-memorize. Brandy thinks of what knitters really like to make!


The Details

Pattern: Elliot Cabled Vest
Designer: Brandy Fortune
Size: 2 (4, 6, 8, 10) years
Needles: Size 8 (5mm) needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
• Size 7 (4.5mm) needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
Yarn: Spud & Chloë Sweater, shown in Chocolate Milk #7524
Pattern available in Just Like Me Knits: Matching Patterns for Kids and Their Favorite Dolls

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The stag motif stitched into the Brett Deer Vest is simple and subtle–exactly the kind of detail both parents and kids (and dolls!) love.


The Details

Pattern: Brett Deer Vest
Designer: Brandy Fortune
Size: 4 (6, 8, 10, 12) years
Needles: Size 6 (4mm) needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
Yarn: Spud & Chloë Sweater, shown in Cider #7515
Pattern available in Just Like Me Knits: Matching Patterns for Kids and Their Favorite Dolls

Photo © Brandy Fortune

The Quinn Blanket is reversible, colorful, and simple, but not boring. All things busy parents look for in a good blanket design. Easy to wrap your little one in, and to wrap up their doll friend when they aren’t using the blanket themselves!

These knits are a ton of fun to make and will be enjoyed for years to come. Filled with classic concepts, this book is a welcome addition to any knitting library.


The Details

Pattern: Quinn Blanket
Designer: Brandy Fortune
Size: 20 (36½)” x 20 (36½)”
Needles: Size 9 (5.5mm) needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
Yarn: Spud & Chloë Sweater, shown in Ice Cream #7500, Barn #7518, Pollen #7508, Grass #7502, Splash #7510
Pattern available in Just Like Me Knits: Matching Patterns for Kids and Their Favorite Dolls

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