Good knitting patterns for girls or young children take into account gauge, measurements, schematics and fit to produce a garment that is comfortable and appropriately sized. Children's garments need an additional 2 to 4 inches of space accounted for during the knitting process for growth and easy dressing.
Lion Brand Yarns features dozens of patterns geared toward girls. These patterns include afghans and blankets, amigurumi (stuffed toys), dresses and accessories. Other patterns include hats, jackets and leg warmers. Most girls' patterns are rated beginner, easy or intermediate, allowing a child to follow along while knitting. Each pattern specifies a certain type of yarn, such as Glitterspun or Wool-Ease.