A knitted gift for a new baby is a time-honoured tradition. Grandparents, in particular, are always keen to offer to knit for the new addition to the family. Erika Knight, in this marvellous new take on a traditional craft, shows how to create baby knits that are both delightfully soft and luxurious, but also simple and modern in style. 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. 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.
Buy Simple Knits for Cherished Babies book by Erika Knight from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
(251mm x 249mm x 15mm)
Collins & Brown
Publisher: Pavilion Books
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Author Biography - Erika Knight
Erika Knight is a much-respected knitwear and crochet designer, as well as a sought-after consultant to the fashion and craft industries. She has created knitwear ranges for many top brands, including M&S, Whistles and Nicole Farhi in the UK, plus J. Crew and Gap in the US and Country Road in Australia. Through her work as a fashion forecaster, Erika has an uncanny knack of identifying coming trends. In 2011 she launched her own capsule collection of high-quality hand knit yarns, Erika Knight Yarns, to great acclaim. With each yarn sheared, scoured and spun in England, as you would expect from this talented designer, the texture and colours of this yarn collection are truly special.