It happens inevitably at this time of year, a last minute trek to the mall for school supplies welcomed by those hangdog expressions as the kids come to the s-l-o-w realization that summer is nearly over and it is time to head back to class. Whether it is elementary or secondary school, college or university, make the learning curve that much easier on them with one of these relaxed handknit styles that will quickly become a warm hug on a cold day, and give a familiar feeling of home-
Making the transition from middle school to high school is a huge milestone. Mark the occasion in a fun way with this Neon Striped Hoodie, after all the brighter the better means a more visible child walking home from school. Knit in anti-pill Uptown Worsted. FREE pattern available to download here.
Burning the midnight oil before exams can sometimes requires a strong cup of coffee and a cosy cabled capelet to keep warm. Knit in Ushya Suya, the new kid on the Mirasol block, a pure merino wool in lovely tonal shadings. Have a peek at all ten including Red Velvet (shown above).
Hanging out at the track or catching up with friends calls for a sporty style that just goes with the flow. From the Katia Sport Collection, this hooded vest features a zippered closure and snug pockets. Knit in Art Wool, a brand new superwash wool that knits up on 8 mm needles. Look for all eight stripey colourways at your lys this season.
Comfort is key in new surroundings and this super chunky cabled jacket will get plenty of wear time in between classes. Knit in Sirdar Kiko, designed for quick projects, and easy care. Two new shades are available this season- Misty and Woody (shown above).
Hanging out with a bestie at lunch can be almost as cool as showing off a new sweater knit by grandma. From the latest Katia Children’s Collection, these two jackets get A+ for style. The hooded coat is knit in Azteca, a self-transitional wool blend that is ultra soft and lightweight. The garter yoke jacket is knit in Peru, a wool/alpaca mix with a range of more than thirty-five colours to choose from. Sized from two to ten years.