When knitting books arrive in my mailbox I drop e v e r y t h i n g and flip though quickly, then sit down and read them like a novel. Then it goes by my bedside for bedtime reading and happy dreaming. I can't be the only one obsessed with knitting books, right? I have a few new publications to share in the next weeks, and the first up is Little Rowan Blossom by Linda Whaley, an imaginative and feminine collection of knitted garments and accessories for girls aged 3 to 7 years. From the book: "Timeless, treasured designs knitted in yarns excelling in comfort, wrapping your loved ones in garments hand made with love." And from me: This is simply the prettiest children's knitting book I've seen. I know it will become a classic.
As for gifting to expecting parents, I almost always knit a one year size, but I remember when my aunt gave me some toddler sized clothing at a baby shower. They looked giant to me, but she said, "Two years may seem like it's a long time from now, but it goes by quickly and you'll be happy to have these clothes tucked away." And she was right on both counts, those two years did go by quickly and I was very happy to have them when I needed them. So, at the next baby shower, and if I know it's a girl, I'm going to knit one of these in the three year size. Now, enjoy these pretty little sweaters on these pretty little girls. Shopping links are at the end.
|Camelia in Summerlite 4-ply|
|Jasmine in Wool Cotton|
|Wool Cotton 4ply|
|Cluster Shoulder Bag in Handknit Cotton|
|Daisy in Summerlite 4ply|
|Flora in Wool Cotton|
|Flower Carry Bag in Handknit Cotton|
|Gardenia in Summerlite DK|
|3 pretty blanket patterns are included|
|Hyacinth in Summerlite 4ply|
|Magnolia in Wool Cotton|
|Peony in Wool Cotton|
|Violet in Summerlite 4ply|
If the book is not at your local Rowan stockist yet, I found it online:
The suggested yarns are Rowan yarns I have used many times and can highly recommend.
They are all machine washable, soft to wear and easy to knit.
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