Baby Knits Made Easy

Baby Knits Made Easy

by DK Publishing

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781465402066
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 02/18/2013
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 818,493
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

DK Publishing was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world's leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1, 2013. DK publishes highly visual, photographic nonfiction for adults and children, and produces content for consumers in more than 87 countries and 62 languages, with offices in Delhi, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York, and Toronto. DK's aim is to inform, enrich, and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivaled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. It has a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products. DK's adult range spans travel—including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides—history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery, and parenting. DK's extensive children's list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers, and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the bestselling LEGObooks. DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series and Prima Games, video gaming publishers, as well as the award-winning travel publisher Rough Guides.

Table of Contents

Clothing

Striped sweater 10

Ballet wrap cardigan 14

Dino sweater 20

Flower skirt 24

Newborn cardigan 26

Baby jacket 32

Tiny vest 36

Tunic dress 40

Classic boy's cardigan 44

Button-neck sweater 50

Cozy hoodie 54

Robot sweater 58

Daisy dress 62

Toys

Comforter dog 68

Cuddly friends: Friendly penguin 72

Little lamb 76

Sleepy kitten 78

Classic teddy bear 80

Building blocks 84

Playful monkey 88

Jumping bunnies 92

T. rex toy 96

Rattle ball 100

Sunny stroller toy 102

For the nursery

Hooded blanket 106

Snail pillow 110

Yacht mobile 114

Diamond blanket 118

Toy caddy 120

Elephant pillow 126

Ice cream sundae blanket 130

Owl mobile 134

Colorful bunting 138

Simple textured blanket 140

Accessories

Crossover booties 144

Long, striped hat 146

Newborn mittens 150

Chullo earflap hat 152

Shoe booties 156

Snake scarf 58

Flower pom-pom beanie 162

Classic socks 166

Bear necessity 172

Flower headband 176

Striped mittens 178

Newborn hat 180

Snuggly slippers 182

Beanie with ears 188

Floral beanie 190

Newborn booties 194

Scarf hat 196

Tools and techniques

Yarns 202

Knitting needles 204

Following patterns: Understanding written instructions 206

Knitting abbreviations 206

Understanding stitch symbols and charts 207

Measuring gauge 207

Key techniques: Casting on 208

Casting off 210

Knit and purl stitches 212

Correcting mistakes 216

Understanding written instructions 218

Increases and decreases: Simple increases 219

Yarn-over increases 222

Simple increases 224

Twists 228

I-cord 229

Short rows 230

Colorwork: Simple stripes 233

Charted colorwork 233

Intarsia technique 235

Circular knitting 236

Finishing details: Picking up stitches 238

Blocking a finished item 240

Sewing up seams 240

Fastenings and buttonholes 243

Embellishments: Embroidery on knitting 244

3-d embellishments 246

Glossary 248

Index 251

Acknowledgments 255

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