Baby Knits Made Easy

Baby Knits Made Easy

Published by DK

RRP: $19.95

Book description

Baby Knits Made Easy offers more than 50 projects, each photographed beautifully to encourage knitters to try these patterns. Simple hats, blankets, and nursery items can be made in just a few hours. More advanced patterns such as a jacket, Fair Isle jumper, or toy will inspire the experienced knitter. The patterns include options for boys and girls and most patterns can be adapted through choice of yarn to be unisex. There are patterns specifically for newborns such as blankets and beanie hats, and also for toddlers such as trendy hats with scarf attached or a knitted dress. Most patterns, are, however, easily adaptable to suit 0-3 years.

WIP TOC:

PRELIMS (5pp)
INTRODUCTION (4pp)
getting started (60pp)
BASIC EQUIPMENT (8PP)
Yarns
Needles
Other basic equipment: Stitch holders, scissors, measures, wool winders, bag
Embellishments: buttons, fastenings, ribbons etc
TECHNIQUES (18PP)
Holding yarn and needles
Casting on
Casting off
Winding and joining wool
Knots and darning
Correcting mistakes
Increases and decreases
Colorwork and stripes
Fair Isle
Selvedges and hems
Buttonholes, loops, zips and studs
Adding embellishments
Covered buttons, fringes and pompoms
Sewing toys
Crochet flowers
STITCH PATTERNS (12PP)
Knit and purl
Garter, stocking, reverse stocking, single ribbing
stitches
Twists and Cables
Moss stitch
Single rib and double rib
Basketweave
Garter rib
Bobble and bobble chain
Lace pattern
Snowflake, zigzag, hearts, stripe patterns
FOLLOWING PATTERNS (6PP)
Choosing a garment size
Altering patterns
Following a pattern
Pattern abbreviations and charts
Using row counters
baby clothes (56pp)
HATS
Easy beanie
Classic bonnet
Strawberry beanie
Beanie with ears
MITTENS
Newborn mittens
Mittens with simple faces
BOOTIES
Easy booties
Booties with ribbon tie
Patterned booties
Socks with toys on end
CARDIGANS
Ribbon tie cardigan
Matinee jacket
JUMPERS
Easy jumper with fisherman's style neck
Poncho
toddler clothes (76pp)
HATS
Earflap hat
Headband with crochet flowers
Bobble pompom hat
Long beanie
SCARVES
Striped scarf
Cable knit scarf
Scarf with pompoms on end
Hat with scarf attachment
MITTENS AND GLOVES
Funky mittens
Easy gloves
SOCKS
Socks with roll over top
Socks with ribbed top
DRESSES
Dress short sleeve tunic
Winter knitted dress (striped)
CARDIGANS
Ballet wrap cardigan
Bright funky cardigan or classic round neck with
pretty buttons eg ladybirds
V-neck cardigan (in cream and blue)
JUMPERS
Fair Isle jumper
Star jumper (with buttons on shoulders)
Hooded jumper
blankets and accessories (20pp)
BLANKETS
Dotty cot blanket
Vintage-style christening blanket/wrap
Stripy blanket
Comfort blanket
ACCESSORIES
Animal motif cushion eg simple bird or bee
Letter cushion
Nursery bunting
Nursery mobile
Nursery decorations
Laundry bag
toys (14pp)
Easy knitted doll
Classic bear with scarf
Round balls and square blocks
Cuddly rabbit or giraffe
Gonks
Baby animals