Knits for Babies and Toddlers|
by Fiona McTague
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There's a lovely new children's knitting book on the market from Rowan designer Fiona McTague. If you're looking for a wide selection of patterns for babies and toddlers, from beginner to expert level, this may be for you.Beautiful Inside
The first thing to note about the book is its sheer beauty. Pages are filled with high-quality images of the knitted garments both on models and alone, plus colorful drawings that add a playful feel.
You'll find more than 25 designs, including pullovers, cardigans, jackets, hats, booties, blankets, and a few adorable stuffed animals.
McTague's patterns are clear and well-illustrated with color charts where necessary. She doesn't include schematics of the finished pieces, but she gives very clear close-up photos of the finished objects.
I've already mentioned that McTague is a Rowan designer. As expected, the patterns in this book call for both Rowan and Jaeger yarns.
Most pattern books include a small section that reviews basic knitting stitches and techniques. Normally I just gloss over them, but the instructions in this book were so beautifully illustrated that I found myself reading every single one.
Overall, I like this book. It's a good mix of fine-gauge, well-sculpted patterns and very easy patterns for rank beginners.
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