Book review: Labour of Love by Vibe Ulrik Sondergaard

I stumbled across Labour of Love the other day, and immediately knew that I had to have it! It's a collection of knitting patterns for girls from 3 to 8 years, by Danish knitwear designer Vibe Ulrik Sondergaard.

The patterns are exquisite! Sophisticated without being too grown up, these designs are timeless yet also modern.  According to the designer, she wanted to make a collection of knitwear for children that would be functional for active children and be feminine without being too childish.

There are patterns for sweaters, cardigans, skirts, tops - even snoods! I am seriously hankering to pick up needles right this instant and start making all of the below for the Tyger. Swoon! If only that dress came in grown up sizes...

Labour Of Love #1

Labour Of Love #2

Labour Of Love #3

Labour Of Love #4

Labour Of Love #5

Labour Of Love #6

Note: the book is published in America as Lovely Knits for Little Girls. Oh, and in no way is this a sponsored post. I would totally declaim that shiz if it were. Nah, I just really, REALLY like this book and wanted to share :)

Suzy  – (12:02 pm)  

That book looks so sweet! And useful too... there are lots of baby and toddler patterns out there, but not so many for medium-sized girls.

SewJillian  – (12:33 pm)  

I love the skirt with the leaf pattern. That is seriously awesome. If only I had the patience/skill for knitting, the best I do is a plain scarf every winter or so LOL!

Anne-Marie  – (1:37 pm)  

What's cooking... hummm from here it smells like a lucky little girl wearing a gorgeous home knit sweater. :_)

Balles Bazaar  – (2:24 pm)  

Being a Dane it is just marvelous to see you the designs spread to down here - and there are many more beautiful danish knit designs.

Sue  – (4:19 pm)  

I got the very same book a few weeks ago, and loved it after borrowing it from the library. I think the patterns are just absolutely gorgeous and plan to knit some for my soon to be niece (for when she is older) and my god - daughter. I cant wait to see what you knit up for your daughter too.

Mama with a red heart  – (6:33 pm)  

Oh, me, oh my! I want that leafy skirt. Good buy.

Knitting Wool  – (8:34 pm)  

Dresses of the post made of wool are looking great. Thanks for sharing the nice post.
Needles & Accessories

Knitting Wool  – (8:34 pm)  

Dresses of the post made of wool are looking great. Thanks for sharing the nice post.
Needles & Accessories

Steph –   – (12:08 pm)  

Really really love this - thanks for pointing out this book. :)

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