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DIY Crafts: Favorite New Knitting Project Books

With beautiful photography and clear instructions, these two books will appeal to all levels of knitters and crocheters who love to make pretty things for their wee ones and family or friends.

Comfort Knitting & Crochet: Babie & Toddlers

The Comfort Knitting & Crochet Series adds a new book featuring 50 irresistible projects for wee ones. Norah Gaughan and the Berroco design team provide patterns for baby blankets, clothing and toys.

Nary a knitter or crocheter can resist making soft, snuggly things for babies. In Comfort Knitting & Crochet: Babies & Toddlers, the Berroco design team (led by superstar design director Norah Gaughan) cover all of the cozy bases, presenting blankets, sweaters, bonnets, and plush toys.

Like the first book in the Comfort series Comfort Knitting & Crochet: Afghans Comfort Knitting & Crochet: Babies & Toddlers features fifty knit and crochet projects using the company’s bestselling, affordably priced Comfort and Vintage yarns. With project styles ranging from traditional pastels and aran knits to mid-century modern color-blocking, and challenge levels ranging from beginner to advanced, there’s something for every knitter and crocheter and every baby they love in this beautiful collection.

In addition to an incredible twenty-four baby blankets, the book includes clothing and toys, such as:
-Cleire cardigan with crocheted bobbles and diamond cables
-Orangelo bib bright like its namesake and even worked in segments
-Darla blanket a variety of stitches and colors simulates a patchwork quilt
-Snowflake blanket features cabled hexagons that become elaborate snowflakes
-Pink lemonade dress made with a simple A-line shift
-Jet age cardigan intarsia design of a stylized orange jet across the back
-and much more

Comfort Knitting & Crochet: Babie & Toddlers
By Norah Caughan and the Berroco Design Team
STC Craft | A Melanie Falick Book
October 2012
U.S. $19.95 | Can. $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-58479-987-0
Paperback with flaps
160 pages | 8 x 9 7/8
76 color illustrations

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Knitting From the Center Out

An Introduction to Revolutionary Knitting with 28 Modern Projects


In Knitting from the Center Out, Daniel Yuhas teaches knitters the fascinating technique of starting a project with just a few stitches and knitting outward in revolutions (or circles). The book begins with tutorials for the minimal skills required, such as special cast-ons, increases, decreases, and working with double-pointed needles, then features twenty-eight mesmerizing projects, ranging from baby blankets and lace shawls to sweaters and stuffed toys.

Throughout the book are easy-to-understand explanations of the underlying math and architecture of the flat and dimensional shapes. Clear instructions and beautiful photography ensure that knitters of all levels and inclinations technique junkies or not will want this book.

The more than twenty-five modern projects include:
-Over-the-knee swoosh socks
-Playful octopus and starfish toys
-Dahlia blanket
-Sunflower shawl
-Star-shaped baby blanket or play mat
-Hood-down hoodie
-And much more.

Knitting From the Center Out
By Daniel Yuhas; Photos by Jody Rogac; Illustrations by Sun Young Park
STC Craft | A Melanie Falick Book
November 2012
U.S. $27.50 | Can. $31.50
ISBN: 978-1-58479-998-6
160 pages | 8 x 9 1/2
100 color photographs and 80 illustrations

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Modern Day Moms

Modern Day Moms is an award-winning publication centered around motherhood that is real and unfiltered. Basically, we don't sugarcoat anything and aren't afraid to tell you the truth. Let's be best friends, we will make you feel more normal.



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