Knitting for Baby by Melanie Falick and Kristin Nicholas (two women I so admire) is next on my list.
Even before I begin: Thumbs Up!
What did I like about the book? I’ll start with the colorful illustrations (all drawn by Kristin Nicholas) on all the techniques – from the simple knit stitch to knitting on double-pointed needles that are interspersed throughout the book. I love the way the book moves along in easy steps starting with the simplest stitches and projects and moving to designs that require more skill. Each chapter gives the reader all the tools and techniques needed to make the projects. I will surely turn to this book for baby projects. Here are a few of my favs.
I love, love the cover sweater. This Garter Stitch Cardigan is perfect for my knitting style. I’m always in favor of garter stitch and adore easy, easy projects. This cute little sweater comes in sizes from 3 months to 24 months. The yarn used is a bit heavier than I’d like. It calls for a yarn that’s 18 stitches to 4″. I’ll use a lighter weight yarn and will adjust the sizing.
The back cover with more adorable projects!
I already made this Baby Aran a couple of years ago for my niece’s new baby.
Felted Diaper Bag – I want to make this as a fun tote.
A great baby shower gift. I would use a pastel shade – unisex for those who don’t yet know.
An easy mitten pattern is always nice to have – sized for toddlers in a medium weight (slightly bulky yarn), it could be made smaller (using a thinner yarn) for a smaller child.