The mood of the moment is all about taking a nostalgic look at the past. What better way to begin than by learning how to knit and sew as your grandmother did, creating your own heirlooms, with this adorably collection of knits for newborns and babies up to the age of two.
The twenty projects include cosy cardigans, irresistible sweaters and tops, beautiful blankets, and a gorgeous double breasted cashmere coat, and can all be made using just a few simple techniques which are fully explained right from the start. Each project is knitted in beautiful, classic, yarns that are not only soft and gentle against young skin, but are also practical in that they are easy to wash and care for.
The projects in this book are simple enough to enable new knitters to create something very special, such as a cute striped hat and ribbon-tie bootees. The introduction contains all the basic know-how to get you started, from choosing the correct yarn, to casting on and key stitches. As novice knitters gain in confidence, they, along with more experienced knitters, will enjoy further techniques, such as colourwork, edging and cabling.
Debbie Bliss is one of the foremost designers and authors of hand knitting patterns in both the UK and the US. Her bestselling books have earned her a dedicated army of fans who adore her stylish easy-to-make designs that have an enduring appeal. Debbie is currently the Knitting Editor on Junior Pregnancy and Baby magazine and has previously designed knitwear for Baby Gap. Debbis has also developed her own range of yarns for hand knits which is renowned for its quality and which is widely available throughout the UK, US and Canada. Debbie lives in London.
20 gorgeous designs from leading children's knitwear designer, Debbie Bliss Key garments to see your baby through their first two years from blankets and bootees, to cardigans and coats Classic designs that can be knitted in practical, easy-care cottons or wools or made up in luxury yarns such as a cashmere blend for an extra special touch Most projects are suitable for total beginners and can be knitted in a weekend, whilst others are more advanced, introducing new techniques in a simple way Contains a fully comprehensive section showing the basics of how to knit, as well as the key methods needed to complete all the projects