What better way to pamper mom or new baby than with a handknit expression of love? Renowned British knitwear designer Louisa Harding offers an inspired collection of patterns for mother and baby's first 18 months together, created with organically grown and naturally produced yarns.
Beautifully photographed, Harding's latest book of clothes and accessories has a modern feel with elegant, simple flair. A unique "bump" sweater gives the mother-to-be room to grow, and inventive nursing sweaters for the new mother are convenient and stylish.
From an adorable dress, chunky jacket, and kimono sweater to charming knitted toys and herb-scented pillows, this collection seamlessly combines adorable shapes, cuddly textures, and environmentally friendly materials. You'll find patterns for essential baby accessories, including hats, mittens, blankets, and booties, and the simplest pattern for knitted toys.
The projects are designed for the beginning to average knitter, so new mothers and grandparents-to-be or friends wanting to offer a nurturing gift can make exquisite finished items with ease. The cot blanket is a perfect group project - each person can knit one square, to be assembled for a special gift - and small items like mittens and booties are quickly completed and instantly cherished.
With step-by-step instructions and helpful illustrations, Natural Knits for Babies and Moms is the perfect pattern book for embracing all things natural and organic as you welcome a new baby - every knitted stitch will pass on love and affection.
Reviews: "An excellent, beautiful book... Harding has outdone herself with these amazing designs."-About.com Guide to Knitting
"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
"This book is great with lots of practical, easy to knit designs for new mother and baby."-Knitting News
"The book is filled with her trademark simple-yet-adorable baby designs (up to 18 months) 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