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Very British Baby Knits
Susan Campbell

Search Press
26 March 2015 / ISBN 9781782212218
Genre How-To Books/Yarncrafts

Reviewed by Rachel A Hyde


The author lives close to not only Sandringham but the estate of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and has had some royal clients for her designs. Here is a book of baby knitwear inspired by the new generation of young royals.

As well as having a regal theme, the collection is classically British, being a combination of practicality and simple, understated style. There are five sets of garments and toys inspired by certain royals from Queen Victoria to young Prince George and places such as Windsor and Balmoral. Patterns are in written form with a list of what you need and a photo. This is a book aimed at the knitter who does not need reminding of how to knit but can pick up a pattern and make it, although none of the patterns is fancy or advanced and uses basic stitches. You can easily find the section you want as each has a main color and the pages are tinted that shade, a nice touch. This book is likely to last some time as, although none of the designs look old fashioned, the classic styling of them will not quickly date. A good choice for anybody wanting to make tasteful baby clothes.

If you cannot find a good range of knitting materials locally try for a list of suppliers.

UK Reviewer: Rachel Hyde's work can be found in Sewing World, Sew Hip, Popular Crafts and other magazines. Her craft blog is Green Thoughts
Reviewed 2015