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Baby Knits from Around the World


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KARI CORNELL is a freelance writer and editor who lives in South Minneapolis with her husband and two young boys. When she's not working or spending time with her family, she loves to cook, tinker in the garden, knit, or run. She feels fortunate that she's been able to combine many of the activities she likes to do in her free time with her day job. Cornell is the editor of a number of books published by Voyageur Press, including For the Love of Knitting, Modern Knits, Vintage Style, and Knitting Socks from Around the World.


Baby knits are the perfect way to try out new techniques or styles: they're small and quick to knit, and they almost always look cute, even if crafters have made a few mistakes along the way. In this collection, freelance writer and editor Cornell (editor, For the Love of Knitting; Modern Knits) and her fellow designers explore knitting traditions from all over the world, through a variety of garments and accessories sized for babies and toddlers. Many of the projects feature stranded colorwork in folk motifs, including a Finnish-inspired newborn hat and mitt set, a traditional Fair Isle sweater, and a cap with an Andean bird motif. There's also a lovely Spanish crib blanket, a lacy Peruvian chullo, and a traditional Aran sweater. Because knowledge of each method is assumed, no specialized directions are provided. VERDICT Adventurous beginners and intermediate knitters who want to explore folk traditions and colorwork on a small scale will enjoy this title. - Library Journal

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