Sunday, May 30, 2010

Top 5 baby knitting books

List by Ramola

"Honey, have you ever seen a man knitting socks?"
- Ezer Weizman

Ramola lists her Top 5 baby knitting books and, even better, these are all titles that she has used patterns from. You can't get a better staff recommendation than that!

The baby knits book : the ultimate collection of knitwear designs for 0-3 year olds / Debbie Bliss
This comprehensive collection of knit designs for babies covers blanket, booties, sweaters, and ideas for customising your designs, together with techniques.

Candy blankies : unique crochet for babies & toddlers / Candi Jensen
With simple instructions and more than 120 color photographs, anyone—regardless of previous experience—can make beautiful afghans, throws, and blankets. There are 30 projects for every taste and level of skill, including a Bear Necessity blanket with adorable ears and big, cheerful smile; the soft and snuggly denim perfection of Blue Note; the Ripple Effect with its dazzling jewel tones, and a Navajo Throw serape-style warmer inspired by the radiant sunsets of the American Southwest. You’ll get tips for selecting yarns and needles, full crocheting charts and patterns, and hints for finishing off each piece the way professionals do.

Knits for babies and toddlers / Fiona McTague
Patterns for a beautiful wardrobe of baby clothes, as well as blankets and cuddly toys to complete the nursery. For ages ranging from three months to two years. Full instructions for new knitters.

Knitting for baby : 30 heirloom projects with complete how-to-knit instructions / Melanie Falick & Kristin Nicholas
Master hand-knitting designer Kristin Nicholas and bestselling author Melanie Falick offer 25 fresh, irresistible designs sized for infants to two-year-olds, complete with step-by-step instructions and illustrations.

Ramola's note: I have knitted from this book and people have commented when my baby nephew wears the cardigan.

Natural knits for babies & toddlers / Tina Barrett
This is a fantastic resource for the growing numbers of “green” parents: a knitting book using only organic yarns—from traditional pure cotton to innovative fibers such as corn and hemp. Created by a knitting supplies entrepreneur who knits for her own children, it offers a varied selection of eco-friendly projects: seven adorable designs for babies, from the Cotton Blanket and Toy to the Wool Muff, Hat and Mitten set; and eight for toddlers, including a Hemp T-shirt and Combats, and a Wool Hoodie. Also included are accessories such as Cotton Diaper Liners and an Alpaca Lavender Pillow. Instruction in knitting basics, plus tips on garment care and yarn sources, make it perfect for knitters of all abilities.

Ramola's note: Beautiful knits in this book which I am attempting at present.

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