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Simple knits for cherished babies
Knight, Erika.
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Publication Information:
London : Collins & Brown, [2001]

Physical Description:
128 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
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TT825 .K6214 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
TT825 .K6214 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Simple Knit for Cherished Babies' is the best-selling baby knits title in the world and is now available in a new smaller format! Her designs, in pure yarns such as merino wool, silk and cashmere, are not only marvellously soft and gentle for a new baby''s delicate skin they are absolutely modern in feel, while retaining as their core inspiration the best of baby's classic knits - bootees, bonnets, cot blankets and cardigans - but with a modern edge. This new format is set to appeal to the current market.

The stitches she uses are quick and simple to knit, but highly textural in feel. Even a complete novice can master most of the patterns in the book, and the simplest will take only an evening or at most a weekend to knit. In a carefully chosen colour range of art-shade pastels and neutrals that have a long-lasting appeal, these knits are the heirlooms of the future. Any parent will want to knit them, own them and keep them for future siblings or as mementoes for the future.

Previous ISBN: 9781855859265

Other titles in the series include 'Simple Knits for Little Cherubs' (ISBN 9781843400189), also being reissued in this new and exciting format.

Author Notes

Erika Knight is a renowned design consultant to the fashion and yarn industry. Originally from a fine art background, she has worked in most areas of knit and fabric design from original concept, garment design, pattern and print through to yarn design and production. Her signature designer hand knit label - Molto! - was highly successful across the globe, leading her to work with design companies in Italy and the U.K., as well as 'high street' brands in the U.K., U.S.A., South Africa and Australia.

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Library Journal Review

Knight's earlier pattern book, Comforts of Home (Martingale, 2000), emphasized knitting soft, comfortable fashion accessories for the home. In a similar tone, this book emphasizes classic designs knitted for babies in pastels and naturals using soft fibers such as bulky cottons, silk, and cashmere. Beginning knitters can complete most of the designs featured, and, although specific yarns are recommended, the author includes information on substituting yarns. Visually, this is a beautiful book, with full-page color photos of each design and detailed close-ups. Among the many designs featured are an enchanting cashmere teddy bear, a lace-edged baby blanket, and classic baby booties. Warmly recommended for public libraries of all sizes. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.