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Love Knitting for Baby

Love Knitting for Baby February 2019

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

Happy new year! We’re banishing the winter blues with an issue packed full of bright and beautiful knits for little ones. You‘ll love our magical unicorn jumper (page 6) which goes brilliantly with the rainbow blanket on page 12 – knit them as fabulous gift set. If your new year’s resolution is to learn to knit then turn straight to our special Beginner Knits section on TEKI››››[LMGL›MW›ƤPPIH›[MXL›WYTIV›IEW]›TEXXIVRW›ERH› tips for new knitters – more experienced knitters will enjoy the patterns, too! Also this issue, make a set of adorable woodland animal booties, plus fun robot toy and cute owls to decorate the nursery. Enjoy.…

8 min.
magical world

T› his jumper is full of lovely contrasts. The main pieces are mostly worked in stocking stitch, and are trimmed with neat garter stitch edging at the hem, neckline and cuffs. The bright colours of the rainbow stripes are beautifully contrasted with the background grey and really standout as a result. Then there’s the gorgeous unicorn poking his head up above the hem – he’s a delight and kids will adore him. Jumper You will need Scheepjes Stone Washed, 50g in: Smokey Quartz (shade 802) x 2 (3: 3: 4: 4) balls – Yarn A Carnelian (shade 823) x 1 (1: 1: 1: 1) ball – Yarn B Beryl (shade 833) x 1 (1: 1: 1: 1) ball – Yarn C Turquoise (shade 824) x 1 (1: 1: 1: 1) ball – Yarn D Deep Amethyst…

2 min.
over the rainbow

W›ith its vibrant shades, this stripey blanket makes a perfect present for a new baby’s family. Not only is bright with cheerful colour, but it’s very practical as the Stylecraft yarn is machine washable. The curvy stripes are made by increasing and decreasing along the middle row of each eight-row block of stripes. The simplicity of the pattern also makes it perfect for beginners who are ready to take the next step with their knitting. Blanket You will need Stylecraft Special DK, 100g in: Matador (1010) x 1 ball – Yarn A Jaffa (1256) x 1 ball – Yarn B Citron (1263) x 1 ball – Yarn C Kelly Green (1826) x 1 ball – Yarn D Aster (1003) x 1 ball – Yarn E Lobelia (1825) x 1 ball – Yarn F…

2 min.
your knits!

First Christmas I knitted the Christmas tree hat for Jacob to help him GIPIFVEXI›LMW›ƤVWX›'LVMWXQEW›› I used Emerald Robin DK yarn for the main part and leftover oddments of DK for the baubles. I found it a very easy pattern to follow, it was quick to make and I think Jacob looked very cheeky as he tried it on! Marie Molloy, via email Lucy says Jacob looks as cute as can be, Marie. Little dolls I made these baby dolls to go with cardigans as a gift set. They’re in Stylecraft DK Pale Rose and Cloudy Blue. The blue one is for my daughter’s penfriend in America for her new grandson, and the pink one is for our friends’ ƤVWX›KVERHHEYKLXIV››-WEFIPPI›› I also knit a lot for my twin granddaughters, Freya and Olivia, which I love to do. Dawn Brown,…

3 min.
best buys

Shine on If you’re a bit of a magpie when it comes to knitting notions, then you’ll love these gorgeous geometric metal stitch markers by the amazing silversmiths at FizzCat. They're available in copper, brass and argentium silver and come in this cute little tin! A sweet gift for any fellow knitter. FizzCat Precious Geometric Stitch 1EVOIVW››JVSQ›e››JSV›ƤZI››XVMFI]EVRW›GSQ Fairy nice If you love Peter Pan’s classic baby designs as much as we do, then you’ll be over the moon to hear they’ve created six new patterns in their ever-popular baby yarns. These super-cute acrylic jumpers in Pixie DK are perfect for that tricky (and often chilly) period just before spring. We love the ]EVRŭW›WYFXP]›ƥIGOIH›IJJIGX›› and the shade names – Sprite, Fairy and Tinkerbell – make them even more fun to knit! 4EXXIVR›PIEƥIX›4›››››› e››››››*SV›WXSGOMWXW›ZMWMX› www.tbramsden.co.uk Cotton candy Knitted in sumptuous…

1 min.
dates for your diary

››RH›››››XL›*IFVYEV ]› Unravel Farnham A three-day celebration of all things knitting, with talks, workshops and demos led by UK and international experts. http://craft.farnhammaltings.com ››VH›*IFVYEV ]› Knit & Stitch It Farnborough Find leading names in the industry, plus new and cutting edge crafting methods. www.make-it.org.uk ››XL›*IF››››VH›1EVGL › The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show Olympia, London Spend a day stocking up on scrummy yarn from 200 exhibitors at one of the most exciting craft events of the year. www.theknittingandstitchingshow.com ›XL›››››XL›1EVGL The Scottish Quilting Show SEC, Glasgow A fabulous showcase SJ›XLI›ƤRIWX›TEXGL[SVO› and quilting, highlighting the wonderful work of Scottish quilters. thequiltingshow.co.uk…