for something to make for a new baby? There are fourteen projects
in this book for toys, accessories and decorations to knit.
Many of these form neat sets of items that will look great
in any nursery with their modern, uncluttered style. An intermediate
level of expertise is required as this is a book of patterns
and skills include intarsia, reading charts, felting and toy
making. This is particularly a book for those who enjoy intarsia
as there is a lot of it in here, with rugs, blankets and pillows
featuring pictures that are echoed in the toys or hanging
decorations. Choose from birds, elephants, rabbits or owls
in bright, cheerful colors and make the most of Rowan yarns,
some pieces also featuring cotton-quilting fabrics. I've looked
at lots of other books purporting to have toys suitable for
babies but these really do seem to fit the bill. They have
embroidered features and no "hard bits" or trailing
parts apart from the squirrel's scarf which can be removed.
You won't find photographic staged instructions in here but
patterns written out and some charts for the intarsia, as
well as lots of handsome photos of the items made up and displayed.
This is a spaciously laid out book with large print and an
airy, roomy feel to it that fits the unfussy style of the
items. This is an attractive, modern book that is sure to
appeal to any competent knitter looking for something to give
a new baby.
If you cannot find a good range of knitting materials locally
try www.searchpress.com for a list of suppliers.