Natural Knits for Babies and Moms
By Louisa Harding
(Interweave Press, Paperback, 9781596680104, 128pp.)
Publication Date: June 2006
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This inspired collection of patterns for mother and baby includes designs with a simple flare and an elegant, modern feel for use with organically grown, undyed yarns. The projects are designed for beginning to average knitters so that essential baby accessories such as booties, mittens, hats, and simple knitted toys are quickly completed and instantly cherished. A cot blanket is an example of a group project designed to be made in one evening, and slightly more ambitious designs include an adorable dress, a chunky jacket, or a kimono sweater for a baby and wonderful, cozy items for mothers such as an unusual "bump" sweater for pregnant women, nursing sweaters that are convenient and stylish, and herb-scented pillows that delight the eye and soothe the spirit.
Louisa Harding has been designing knitwear professionally for more than seventeen years. In 2005 she launched a signature line of yarns and design collections in the U.S. and UK, distributed by Knitting Fever. Her designs have appeared in Rowan Knitting Magazine, Vogue Knitting and Knitting Magazine. She has also worked as an in-house designer for Rowan Yarns and Jaeger Handknits. Harding’s previous books include Knitting Little Luxuries and the Miss Bea” series of children’s handknits.
"Simple-yet-adorable baby designs with detail that only an actual knitting mother would think of." Knitty.com
"This book will leave you revved to unleash those maternal instincts in a knitting frenzy." Vogue Knitting
"In addition to the usual baby hats, booties, mittens, and sweaters, there are some nice designs for Mom too." MonstersandCritics.com
"Lovely and imaginative...The beautiful patterns for baby are the real heart of this fabulous book." Anchorage Daily News
"Practical knits for nursing moms and exquisite little hats, booties, and mittens." Get Creative
"Designed so cute-with-a-capital-C doesn't overshadow the little one's inherent beauty." Yarn Market News
"A very nice alternative to some of the more complicated baby garment patterns currently out there." Spindlicity.com
"Wonderful patterns made from environmentally friendly yarns. All are easy to follow." Crafts Beautiful (UK)