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Once you’ve got a handle on your delivery from the stork, flip through this adorable assortment of 30 knitting projects for the bundle of joy. The projects range from first trimester projects (which are moderately advanced, since there are months to finish) to second trimester (when most parents can determine the baby’s gender and prepare for a boy or girl), to third trimester quickies, when time is short. The booties, bibs, toys, blankets, and clothing will be one-of-a-kind items, fit to welcome a special person into the world.
Toddlers and young children are energetic, curious, enthusiastic-and messy! The 30 patterns in What to Knit: The Toddler Years reflect this, allowing you to show their individuality whilst emphasising practicality and comfort, with advice on machine washable yarns. The chapters are divided into Rough & Tumble, which includes a comfy hooded jumper and roomy overalls, Neat & Nice, a lace panel cardigan and a dandelion pullover perfect for visits to Grandma, and Toys & Miscellany, a stuffed octopus, knitted oven gloves for toy kitchens and a ladybird pillow. From over-sized buttons to help tots dress themselves to a playful animal hat, these whimsical and beautiful designs will delight both the young and the young at heart.
A winding cable cuts down the center back of this swingy, oversized raglan cardigan. It is lightweight but warm, worked in reverse stockinette with stockinette borders. $7. Purchase here. Hale. A winding cable cuts down the center back of this swingy, oversized raglan cardigan. It is lightweight but warm, worked in reverse stockinette with stockinette borders. $7. Purchase here.
Soillse. A wide cowl to cover décolletage. Worked in a trio of stitch patterns; ribbed, double moss and garter diamonds, the cowl is fully reversible and available in single- or double-wrapped lengths. $4. Purchase here.
Scorpio. Simple and a bit off-kilter. An assymetrical scarf worked tip-to-tip with a picot edging. $4. Purchase here.
Whin. For the healing properties of flowers. Worked from the bottom-up with a two-color ribbed brim, colorwork and a slight slouch. $5. Purchase here.
Scamall. Interlocking cables like woven fabric. Worked from the bottom-up. $4. Purchase here.
Toinn. The looping, twisting cable is worked first. Then the collar is picked up from one edge, and the body from the other. Toinn is worked from the top down and is seamless. $7. Purchase here.
Caol-Duirn. Loops and cables and bobbles like twists through time. $4. Purchase here.
Snaidm. A masculine cowl worked in the round with a knotted stitch. $4. Purchase here.
Cnoc. With the warmth of highland wool, but with a geometric pattern reminiscent of the skyscrapers back in New York. Worked seamlessly from the top down. $7. Purchase here.
Dovetail. Inspired by the structured and fitted cardigans of the 1940’s. Complete with elbow-length bell-sleeves, a peplum with garter stitch detail, garter saddle shoulders and a scooped neckline. $7. Purchase here.
- Autumn Leaves
- Baby Cozy
- Charlotte Scarf
- Like A Honeycomb
- Sunday Socks
- Ye Olde Irish Veste