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Few pleasures in knitting can compare to the sheer delight of creating a hand-knit for a new baby or small child; every stitch is invested with love and care. Simply Baby celebrates baby’s first years with 20 easy makes for new-born’s and babies up to the age of two.
The projects in this book are simple enough to enable new knitters to create something very special, such as a striped pixie hat or hooded jacket. Then, as knitters gain in confidence, they can take on more of a challenge by introducing a new technique, such as cables, lace or colourwork, in the form of an edging or panel. From a Fair Isle yoke cardigan to a cable sweater, all of the designs can be made using just a few simple techniques, which are fully explained in the opening section of the book.
Each project is knitted in beautiful, classic yarns that are not only soft and gentle against a young skin, but are also practical in that they are easy to wash and care for. The designs include cosy blankets, a vintage-style matinée jacket and a double-breasted smock coat. In an age of the throwaway, the garments in Simply Baby are destined to become modern classics: knits to cherish and hand down through generations.