Synopses & Reviews
Knitted garments and nursery accessories for babies are a perennial favorite with knitters of all skill levels. From the first hint of a baby-on-the-way, to the baby shower and flurry to get ready, to the new arrival and birth announcement, nothing seems more appropriate than the comforting click of knitting needles as they create delightful baby knitwear from the softest, coziest yarns available.
With such happy events in mind, this specially commissioned collection of adorable baby knits presents a range of deliciously sweet garments and bed- and playroom goodies in gorgeous yarns and colors. You’ll find something delightful for boys and girls—little dresses, cardigans, coats, hats, mitts, booties, a blanket covered in daisies, a friendly teddy named Edward, soft play blocks in primary colors, and even a nautically themed laundry bag.
Each pattern includes clear step-by-step instructions and is illustrated with beautiful color photographs, along with diagrams and charts throughout. In addition, Cutest Ever Baby Knits includes an introduction to basic knitting skills, techniques, and terminology. Altogether it’s the ideal book for beginning knitters, while providing an enjoyable source of inspiration for those with knitting experience. Whether a ”little one“ is part of your life now or is soon to be, there’s no better way to spend your time and share your love than by knitting something special by hand.
The array of projects included in this adorable pattern bookincluding booties that look like little strawberries, a lacy bonnet, a bumblebee hat and mitten set, and a blanket covered with a field of daisieswere created with precious babes in mind. Whether you're a new knitter looking to get started with an uncomplicated first project or an experienced crafter looking for quick gift ideas, these hat, mitten, coat, dress, and blanket projects all include an embellishment of knitted flowers, appliqué motifs, or unusual frilled edgings to make them extra special. A completely irresistible and utterly cute collection, these classic and contemporary offerings will give delight to both the knitter that creates them and those who are lucky enough to see the results.
Looking for that perfect gift to celebrate the birth of a new baby? This irresistible collection of hand knits takes the “cute factor” to a whole new level!
• Over 20 adorable patterns to satisfy knitters of all abilities—from beginner to experienced.
• Garments and nursery accessories in soft, cozy yarns you’ll want to cuddle up to.
• Designs for both boys and girls, including dresses, coats, sweaters, hats, mitts, and booties, plus a blanket, teddy bear, play blocks, and laundry bag.
• Step-by-step instructions, beautiful full-color photography, and charts and diagrams throughout.
About the Author
Knitting and crochet have been a lifelong passion for Val Pierce—her father taught her to knit at the tender age of five and she has never looked back. Pierce spent years working for major yarn companies and designers as a check knitter before she began to design her own patterns. Now her original work has appeared in many knitting and crochet magazines and she has published a number of knitting and crochet books. Pierce teaches needlecraft to adults and children, and has her own website at crossedneedles.co.uk.
Table of Contents
with a little help …
let's get knitting
nursery building blocks
lemon sherbet sweater
flowers and squares blanket
sweet pea cardigan and hat
baby blue booties
applique sleeping sack
nursery laundry bag
teddy bear hat