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Really Quick Knits for Babies

By November 30, 2012

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I love little people in bulky knits. I think there's a place for fine-weight yarn, sure, but it's much more practical to knit projects for babies in medium weight or larger yarn because they grow so fast you don't want to spend a lot of time knitting garments for them that they might not wear for that long. Plus it's just cute.

knit in a day for babyKnit in a Day for Baby by Candi Jensen. Leisure Arts.

Sometimes, too, we just need projects that will knit up in a hurry because we forgot about the shower until two days before or we didn't know the distant cousin who's coming to visit was pregnant, or whatever. In that case you need something simple but cute that you can knit up in a hurry without it looking like you did it in a hurry.

Enter Candi Jensen's Knit in a Day for Baby. These basic, quick projects might not all literally get done in a day, but most of them you could easily tackle in a weekend. There are pullovers, cardigans, hats, mitts, booties, blankets and a few other accessories offered. Most are worked mostly in Stockinette Stitch and use stripes or designs worked in duplicate stitch to break up the view. There are also ideas given with each pattern on other ways you might spice them up if you have a little more time.

I like this little book for busy new moms (or moms to be) who still want a good collection of knits for their little one. I also think it would be great for charity knitting because if you're knitting things that are quick you can make more to give!


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