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Love Knitting for Baby

Love Knitting for Baby November 2018

Every issue is packed full with beautiful seasonal patterns to create cosy knits, gorgeous gifts and adorable toys little ones will treasure. We feature all your favourite designers such as Bergere De France, Debbie Bliss, Peter Pan and Sirdar. Plus, expert advice and top tips for all levels of knitter, new season yarn guides and much more

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Immediate Media Company London Limited
Frequency:
Quarterly
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4 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
welcome

It’s never too early to start planning your Christmas knits and so we’ve got plenty of festive inspiration for the littlest members of your family this issue. For a must-knit Christmas pattern get started with Jane Burns’ adorable Rudolph jumper (page 6) – baby will be the star of the show! Our collection of super-cute hats on page 47 will keep little heads cosy and looking festive ũ›XLI›HMJƤGYPX›TEVX›MW›HIGMHMRK›[LMGL›SRI›XS›ORMX››[I› couldn’t, so we’re knitting the set!). An heirloom knit not to be missed is Ann Franklin’s WXYRRMRK›WRS[ƥEOI›FPEROIX››-XŭW›TIVJIGX›JSV›[MRXIV›EVVMZEPW› and is sure to be treasured (page 25). Also this issue, we’ve not forgotten Halloween – whip up a pumpkin hat and toys for the nursery and don't miss all the gorgeous new season yarns on page 28. Enjoy! PS If you have any technical queries about the patterns…

7 min.
shiny nose!

R›udolph is always a favourite character at Christmas-time – that shiny red nose and cheeky smile, pulling Santa’s sleigh and helping deliver presents to boys and girls around the world! So any little one is sure to delight in this fun jumper, worked as a classic drop WLSYPHIV›HIWMKR›JSV›IEWI›SJ›ƤX› and knitting. Rudolph’s face is created with some simple intarsia on the front, and then embellished with 3D extras JSV›E›WYTIV›XI\XYVIH›ƤRMWL› Rudolph jumper You will need King Cole Big Value DK, 50g in: Red (shade 4029) x 2 (3: 3: 3: 4) balls – Yarn A Koala (shade 4024) x 1 ball – Yarn B Taupe (shade 4023) x 1 ball – Yarn C Emerald (shade 4050) x 1 ball – Yarn D White (shade 4020) x 1 ball – Yarn E Black (shade 4053) x 1 ball – Yarn F 3.25mm (UK 10,…

2 min.
your knits!

Baa-rilliant I make these sheep and cow keyrings to sell at a market stall to raise money for our local hospital. It’s a really great way to use up spare DK in my stash, but it means I often make larger projects out of cream and brown colours to make sure I have the right colours left over for my stash! Lulu Smythe, via email Lucy says They’re ever so cute, Lulu. No doubt people would love them just as much in non-traditional colours! Cuddly cables I made this all-in-one for my great-grandson using Women’s Institute yarn and an old Sirdar pattern I’ve had for years. I’m 76 and have knitted most of my life. I stopped as the grandchildren grew bigger, but after losing my LYWFERH›ƤZI›]IEVW›EKS›-›[EW› lonely and needed to keep busy, so started…

1 min.
star letter

Buttoned up I loved knitting this jumper from issue 61 for my great-grandsons, Lucas and Leo. I used Rico Baby Classic DK – a lovely soft yarn. My time is spent knitting for my grand/great-grandchildren and items for my local neo-natal unit. I eagerly await each new edition of Love Knitting for Baby, as it’s always packed with gorgeous patterns, tips and new ideas. Even after knitting for 64 years I’m inspired by the fabulous knitting patterns around. Pat Christie, via Facebook Lucy says Jo Allport’s design looks amazing worked in the Rico yarn, Pat.…

2 min.
best buys

Super trouper Wool and the Gang’s new baby yarn, Super Trouper Wool, a pure merino, comes in 10 shades and is inspired by Abba songs. Get tots singing in the Waterloo and Mama sweaters and the Mia beanie, botts and mitts set. Super Trouper Wool, £6.50 per 50g (80m) ball, www.woolandthe gang.com Buzz, buzz 0SSOMRK›JSV›XLI›TIVJIGX›WXSGOMRK›ƤPPIV›JSV›E›GVEJX]› pal who can’t stop knitting? Look no further than these sweet little pots of balm from Love+Leche. Perfect for soothing dry, cracked hands, Little Bee Bars are all-natural, bee-autiful lotions in three delicious scents: citrus-rose, lavender-rosemary and lemongrass. Handmade using beeswax from New Mexico and organic, skin-healing GEPIRHYPE›ƥS[IVW››ERH› scented with plant-based essential oils, they absorb quickly into the skin for soft ƤRKIVXMTW›ERH›WQSSXL›› snag-free knitting. £8.75 from www.loopknittingshop.com Watch the birdie This lovely book from best-selling knitting designer Sue Stratford features 21 feathered…

1 min.
dates for your diary

6 October West Wales Wool Show Narberth, Wales Run by Pembrokeshire Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers, this show supports local producers. westwaleswoolshow.weebly.com 11-14 October Knitting & Stitching Show Alexandra Palace, London The ultimate crafty bonanza celebrates all things woolly. www.theknittingandstitchingshow.com/ london 19-21 October Loch Ness Knit Fest Inverness Leisure Centre, Scotland Enjoy workshops, crafting village, marketplace, a ceilidh, highland feast and cruises on the Loch. www.lochnessknitfest.com 2-3 November Yarnporium Westminster, London A celebration of yarn, ƤFVI››JVMIRHW›ERH›XLI› making community, as well as exciting workshops and talks. www.yarninthecity.com…