The longtime knitter and vintage fashion expert puts a contemporary twist on classic knit babywear in this beautifully photographed pattern book. While working as a vintage clothing dealer, combing through estate sales and eBay listings, longtime knitter Kristen Rengren amassed hundreds of knitting pattern booklets from 1920 through 1960. Now a knitwear designer, Rengren brings us the result of her combined passions in Vintage Baby Knits, a charming collection of more than 40 contemporary updates of timeless baby patterns. Projects range from small, quick-to-knit items like hats, booties, and shrugs to larger, more challenging designs for sweaters, onesies, and dresses, including a lace christening gown. Beautiful photographs capture a bevy of adorable babies and toddlers wearing these knitted treasures. Also included are sidebars on baby fashion and knitting culture in this bygone era, and a complete reference section. Destined to be a classic itself, Vintage Baby Knits promises family heirlooms for 21st-century babies.
Nothing can beat the individuality and beauty of hand-knitted shawls and garments for babies, which will be treasured for years to come and handed down as family heirlooms. Vintage Knits for Babies contains a wonderful selection of knitting patterns for little ones, from birth to 18 months, based on traditional babies' and children's wear from Victorian times to the 1950s. Drawing upon her own collection of vintage knitting patterns and photographs, expert knitter and designer of period costumes Rita Taylor has updated everything from lacy shawls, elaborate Christening gowns and matinee jacket sets to pretty dresses, cute cardigans and cosy coats. There is even a chapter on adorable knitted toys. Traditional stitch patterns, such as stripes, basket-weave and blackberry, and many lace patterns are combined with delightful details and pretty finishing touches. Each item has been chosen for its timeless quality and adapted for knitting with gorgeous modern yarns, including merino, cotton, cashmere, bamboo, alpaca and other mixes - all widely available worldwide. With fascinating insights into the history of babies' and children's wear, Vintage Knits for Babies has an irresistible homespun charm that will appeal to all knitters who appreciate a nostalgic vibe.
Vintage Knits for Modern Babies presents twenty-five vintage-inspired patterns from the stylish baby knitwear label, Shescraftyknits.com. Owner and designer Hadley Fierlinger shares her lovingly crafted collection of hand-knitted, heirloom-quality garments for infants and toddlers aged six months to three years. From caps, cardigans, and mittens to booties, bonnets, and blankets–each pattern features delicate period details hearkening back to the 1930s, ’40s, and ’50s while offering modern comfort and a contemporary preference for natural and organic yarns. This is a delightful gift for mothers-to-be, grandmothers, godmothers, aunties, and others, offering a full range of keepsake projects at proficiency levels for beginner, intermediate, and experienced knitters. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Learn how to knit fast using heavier-weight yarns to make comfy clothes and accessories for baby boys and girls. • 21 projects for blankets, socks, hats, tops, bottoms, and accessories • Original designs for newborns to 1-year-olds, with advice on colors • Simple stitch designs embellished with cute details, such as stripes, cables, and lace • Knitting basics with easy step-by-step instructions on styles and techniques • Information on supplies needed, yarn recommendations, and design options
"Kim Hargreaves needs little introduction to seasoned knitters. Her flair for femininity and elegance has earned her worldwide fame as a knitwear designer. Rowan Yarns gave Kim her first job and fostered her career as a designer. Their prestigious bi-annual magazines, with exquisite photography, were a showcase for her talents for more than a decade. In this book, they have chosen to revisit 25 of her truly great designs in their favorite classic yarns: wools, mohairs and cottons, so there is something to knit all year round. There are smart little sweaters, soft cardigans, tailored jackets and cute tops, with beaded, textured, plain and lacy stitches, plus a few accessories." -- from publisher's website.
Knitting expert Kari Cornell teaches you how to make your own baby knits in all of the world's authentic traditions.Baby Knits from Around the World showcases 20 designs by well-known artisans hailing from classic knitting traditions in Scandinavia, Ireland, Scotland, England, the Baltics, Europe, South America, and North America. This book includes detailed instructions for ever-popular baby hats, blankets, sweaters, booties, pants, dresses, toys, and mitts; while introductions to each pattern detail the history of the technique that the design employs. With over 100 gorgeous photos and diagrams throughout, knitters of all proficiency levels are sure to enjoy Kari Cornell's hand-picked collection of baby knitting projects.
Handmade gifts for little ones, from blankets to bonnets to toys. Nary a knitter or crocheter can resist making soft, snuggly things for babies. In Comfort Knitting & Crochet: Babies & Toddlers, the Berroco design team (led by superstar design director Norah Gaughan) cover all of the cozy bases, presenting blankets, sweaters, bonnets, and plush toys. Like the first book in the Comfort series—Comfort Knitting & Crochet: Afghans—this one features 50 knit and crochet projects using the company’s bestselling, affordably priced Comfort and Vintage yarns. With project styles ranging from traditional pastels and Aran knits to midcentury modern color-blocking, and challenge levels ranging from beginner to advanced, there’s something for every knitter and crocheter—and every baby they love—in this beautiful collection.
Your lifestyle may be contemporary, but your appreciation of the past makes you a devotee of the in-vogue look of yesterday’s fashions. Argyle socks, fur-trimmed jacket, booties and bonnet set for babies, duck-motif pullover for kids, cable knits and cardigans, men’s scarf and striped vest, woman’s plaid slippers, and pullover with collar. More than 20 retro patterns. “A good choice for any public library knitting collection.”—Library Journal.
Provides lists of selling prices of items found on eBay in such categories as antiques, boats, books, cameras, coins, collectibles, dolls, DVDs, real estate, stamps, tickets, and video games.
A leading designer offers a beginner's guide to knitting for babies, including step-by step instructions for such items as a v-neck cardigan sweater, a dress with eyelets, a shawl-collared jacket, and seed stitch shoes.
Jump into computer crafting with this step-by-step guide. Includes a special system to make it easy to create heirlooms for gift giving, decor, and more. Includes images on the CD-ROM.
A collection of more than twenty-five knit designs comes with stories about the designs and the people that wore them, and tips on hosting knitting parties.
It seems that suddenly everyone wants to be Scandinavian, and hearing about the Danish concept of hygge has made us all think about how we can bring more warmth and friendship into our lives. One way to spread the love, and keep things cozy, is to knit yourself – or your family – a warm and beautiful sweater, hat, gloves or socks, with a Scandinavian feel. From Shetland to the Faroe Islands, Norway and beyond, there is a shared tradition of knitting intricate patterns in colours that combine and contrast. Whether you have been inspired by watching Danish dramas or you are fascinated by the intricate geometric patterns of Fair Isle, there are designs here that will make you want to pick up your needles and get knitting. Garments include a tank top with a vintage feel, an adorable cardigan for a baby, and a Nordic-style yoked sweater. For the home, there’s a cafetiere cosy, a chunky cushion cover, and more. There’s also a baby blanket that would make a perfect gift, and a lined cover for your e-reader. With full colour charts for all patterns, and a techniques section to explain essential Fair-Isle knitting skills, you will have everything you need to know. (Previously published as Fair Isle and Nordic Knits.)
Presents instructions for hand-knitted nursery room projects, baby clothes, and toys, with a comprehensive, illustrated techniques chapter covering the knitting and crochet skills necessary to complete the projects.
Creative, clever knits for the new generation A new generation of knitters is emerging, one that is young and fresh and excited to take their knitting to new places. In The Knit Generation, eight of these trendy young designers explore color and texture in their ultra-stylish accessory designs. High-fashion photography makes this book a standout among knitting books. The designs are fresh and the look is young and hip, yet the pieces have a timeless quality that makes them wearable by knitters of all ages. Well-known British knitting author Sarah Hatton curated this collection of 15 patterns, which includes hats, mittens, shawls, socks, and more. The contributing designers have their own impressive lists of accomplishments. Rachel Coopey is recognized for her sock designs and is the author of books including A Knitted Sock Society and Coop Knits Socks. Other designers such as Rachel Atkinson and Karie Westermann have had their designs published in magazines such as Knit Now and Rowan Yarn publications.