Nothing warms the heart more than a handmade gift. Divided into five sections - For Her, For Him, For Baby, For Kids, For the Home - Knits to Give contains the solution to numerous tricky gift-giving problems.
This fabulous collection of 30 designs is a tempting treasure trove of indulgent treats for the knitter. No matter what your mood, you will find the perfect project for an instant pick-me-up. Whether you are looking for a quick and easy, one- or two-ball knit that can be made over a weekend or a larger, more extravagant piece that will become a unique and treasured addition to either your wardrobe or your home, the projects in Knits for You and Your Home provide the perfect excuse to allow yourself a slice of me-time - an opportunity to snuggle down and create for yourself some knitted luxury. Divided into four evocative sections - Indulge, Cocoon, Pamper and Detox - each chapter contains ideas for both cosy homewares and accessories alongside casual garments and other things to wear around the home. Why not try making a delightful keepsake frame, a sensual lavender pillow or a practical storage box for your home? Or treat yourself with a delicate party shrug, a pretty jewelled watch strap or even a luxurious dressing gown. Whatever you decide to make, Knits for You and Your Home puts the focus back on you. Why not make yourself something special? After all, you deserve it. Of course, you could make any one of these projects for a cherished friend or loved one.
Animal knits for babies and toddlers Everyone loves babies, and everyone loves Fiona Goble’s wonderful knitted animal designs, so what could be more loveable than this collection of animal knits for babies up to three years old? For new babies, knit a puppy swaddling blanket, a bluebird bib, or “sleeping sheep” mitts. As your baby grows, they’ll look adorable in the tiger trousers and hat, the koala booties, or a bright-green frog hat and matching onesie. And as they start to crawl and explore the world, the bumblebee hat and shorts or the rabbit booties will add to their fun. For those just finding their feet, make a rabbit sweater, or a zebra cardigan, while older toddlers will love the chick socks and the chunky bear snood. For the nursery itself, the birds mobile, whale cushion, and polar bear rug will add character and warmth to your baby’s room, while the monkey rattle and penguin and anteater toys will become treasured playthings. All the animals have terrific personality and charm, and will be loved by children and their parents alike. With simple stitches, full instructions for making up and clear photographs to illustrate the details that give each animal its character, you will be able to knit something wonderful for the nursery in no time.