Knitting for Baby provides knitters of all levels with everything they need to create handmade expressions of love for those special babies in their lives. Master hand-knitting designer Kristin Nicholas and bestselling author Melanie Falick offer 30 fresh, irresistible designs sized for infants to two-year-olds, step-by-step instructions and illustrations, and a comprehensive how-to-knit section for those new to the craft. From booties and blankets to toys and sweaters, the exquisite projects showcase contemporary colors and luscious natural fibers that are as soft as a baby’s skin.
Each of the patterns is clearly written and thoroughly tested and is accompanied by beautiful, hand-painted illustrations of the skills required, from casting on the first stitch to colorwork, cables, and finishing details. Engaging color photographs by acclaimed baby photographer Ross Whitaker show the finished garments and accessories being worn and enjoyed by a charming cast of babies being their naturally delightful selves.
Originally published in 2002, Knitting for Baby has sold more than 40,000 copies in hardcover. The new paperback reissue of this timeless book is sure to find an even broader audience of knitters, both novice and expert.
|Publisher:||STC Craft | Melanie Falick Books|
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About the Author
Kristin Nicholas is the author of Kids’ Embroidery (STC), as well as Knitting Today’s Classics, Knitting the New Classics, and Colorful Stitchery. She was named one of Vogue Knitting’s master knitters of the 1990s and is one of the foremost hand-knitting designers and colorists in the country. For 16 years, Nicholas was the creative director of Classic Elite Yarns. She lives on a sheep farm in western Massachusetts with her husband and daughter.
Ross Whitaker has specialized in photographing children for 17 years. His work regularly appears in national advertising campaigns and editorial publications. He maintains a studio in New York City.
Melanie Falick, editorial director of STC Craft, is the author of Handknit Holidays, Knit: A Personal Handbook, and Knitting for Baby (with Kristin Nicholas) (all STC), plus Kids Knitting and Knitting in America—with more than 400,000 books in print. She lives in Dutchess County, NY.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is a great starting point for improving basic knitting skills. The written directions are supplemented with very clear illustrations; I have used this book as a reference for other projects. I have made many of the projects in this book. The finished projects have made great gifts for new moms I know!!
After checking this book out twice at the library, I've decided to buy it. Unlike the many other knitting books I've thumbed through or borrowed from the library, this one is filled with great projects (no duds here!). It's also more modern than many others, which seem outdated or too frou-frou for my taste. I'm new to knitting, and this appealing book makes it hard to pick which project to start next! It will be a welcome addition to my permanent collection.
Knitting for Baby 30 Heirloom Projects with Complete How-to-Knit Instructions by Melanie Falick and Kristin Nicholas ISBN: 9781453268131 Ah another knitting book for baby patterns. Well although a LOT of my charity work is making things for babies and I'm a published crochet designer this book got my attention from not only the baby on the front but the colors combined on the sweater. Baby is real cute also! I was hoping to find some interesting patterns I might use for my charity knitting, just tired of the same 6 patterns for baby blankets I use. Love how it starts out with what knitting means to the authors. It is a work of love. Starts out with the tools of the trade and explains about them along with pictures. Love the little tips along the way, those are hard to come by. Shows how to cast on using many different methods and how to knit and purl, how to bind off and sew the seams. Has directions on how to make a checkered blanket, cushion and blocks. As projects go on other techniques for sewing and making different stitches are explained, in detail along with photos. My favorite would be the heart charted sweater. I have done them for a company once and loved the techniques and the charts are easy to understand. This even comes with an adult version! So many tips and techniques for circular knitting and DP needles as well. Nordic designs are what I would call for advanced knitters but even as a beginner once you have the gauge down there's no reason you can't tackle one of the Nordic sweater/charted designs. Just take your time because you will be working with multiple strands at one time. Toddler mittens with motifs on the outside are another favorite of mine. unlimited possibilities with just the basic pattern. Toys would be another big hit along with the felted diaper bag. What a treasure of patterns, tips and techniques in this book. Definitely one to add to your collection as a 'keeper'.
I learned to knit with this book. The projects start with basic skills and then build on each other. I took this out of the library twice before I bought it. I still use it and my daughter still plays with her blocks that I made her!