So what do I think? Well, I am not a fan of fair isle, and there is quite a bit of fair isle (the inspiration of the volume is classic traditional knitwear). There is a definite BT vibe to the volume, and there are some very cute patterns - if you were knitting for a girl. I suppose with boys, it seems that you always find the same silhouettes, they are cute of course, but nothing I have not seen before.
So here are my picks (for the boys)...
The Sock Monkey Sweater, by the one and only Jared Flood. Looks cool, easy to put on (see head opening, very important in the morning) - and you can probably have a fair few declinations of this sweater whether you knit in block colour, or with the different colours. It has a lot of potential and is quite a timeless design.
Only added the picture of Humphrey the bear because of that super cute little face - OMG, the best picture ever. Could I possibly knit this bear just so I can try to have the same picture, am I that crazy? well maybe I am... We will have to see.
The cutest cushion ever - Winslow - would challenge my knitting skills, but I may be ready for the challenge, just so that I can have Winslow in my house..
I love this jumper, but I know for a fact that Baby MiH will never want to wear it and it would be a struggle when it is the last remaining clean item of clothing in his wardrobe. I will have to keep the pattern for when he is older, and does not mind being dressed in the morning..
Wyatt is pretty cool - again check out that neck opening which will make my life easier in the morning. The stitch used seems simple enough - so I could probably finish it easily. I do love the colour it has been knitted in for the photoshoot.
I know I said patterns to suit the boys, but this is not for Baby MiH, this is a call to the BT's team to have Berenice in an adult size, please, pretty please. I love that pattern.
So what is your favourite? What did you think? Other patterns, and beautiful photographs are of course on line in the Ebook available here.