Renowned British knitwear designer Louisa Harding offers an inspired collection of patterns for mother and baby's first eighteen months together, created with organically grown and naturally produced yarns.
Beautifully photographed, Louisa Harding's latest book of clothes and accessories has a modern feel which is both elegant and simple . A unique "bump" sweater gives the mother-to-be room to grow, and inventive nursing sweaters for the new mother are convenient and stylish. From an adorable dress, chunky jacket, and kimono sweater to charming kitted toys and herb-scented pillows, this collection seamlessly combines adorable shapes, cuddly textures, and environmentally friendly material . You will find patterns for essential baby acccessories, including hats , mittens, blankets, and booties, and the simplest pattern for knitted toys.
The projects are designed for the beginner or average knitter, so new mothers and grandparents-to-be or friends wanting to offer a nurturing gift can make exquisite finished items with ease. The cot blanket is a pefect group project - each person can knit one square, to be assembled for a special gift.
With step-by-step instructions and helpful illustrations, Natural Knits for Babies and Mums is the perfect pattern book for embracing all things natural and organic as you welcome a new baby.
Louisa Harding has been a major Rowan designer for 12 years, creating ready-to-wear collections for Europe, the USA and the Far East. In 1997 she became brand coordinator and designer for Jaeger Handknits, but is best known for her adorable Miss Bea range of books. Louisa also writes and designs for Vintage Style, Vogue Knitting, Knitting Magazine and Modern Classics.
Natural Knits are healthier and feel better on your babies skin Mum will be able to knit for herself, including nursing sweaters and maternity wear Great ideas for baby and mum gifts