I'm always on the lookout for cute kids' knits, so I was excited to have the opportunity to review Tanis Gray's new collection from Interweave: Modern Baby Knits.
If you expect to do a lot of baby knitting in the future, you should definitely grab a copy of this adorable collection--23 sweet baby sweaters, dresses, blankets and even a few toys, from designers including Tanis Gray, Kate Oates, Rebecca Danger and Melissa Schaschwary. It's full of contemporary styles (no pastels or crunchy-looking acrylic yarn!), easy-to-read instructions, and a variety of projects, whether you're looking for quick knits or garments.
I'll just share a few of my favorites:
Taiga Hilliard's Elizabeth Tunic--I think I've found my next knit for my niece!
Suki Simola's Polka Dot Pullover--a fall sweater for Ollie? I hope!
Julie Partie's Striped Jersey--would make a great new baby gift!
Kate Oates' Stripy Romper--I cannot get enough rompers on babies. Love love love.
Shannon Cook's Geometric Baby Blanket--modern, gender neutral, and I love the subtle chevron shapes mixed with stripes. I would put this on my grown-up bed!
With the exception of 4 dresses/tunics, the pieces in this collection are unisex, so they would be wonderful gifts for expectant moms, and can be handed down to future siblings, whether boys or girls. And if you are knitting for girls, the tunics are a great option, because they can be worn as dresses on babies, and then as shirts on toddlers--more bang for your buck!
I would make one note about the sizes included in this collection--sizing varies by pattern, but the majority of these patterns are sized for babies. A few garments include sizes up to 4T, but most top out at 24 mos. So if your kids are leaving babyhood behind, this collection probably won't be as useful for you (unless you're up for some math!).
All photos courtesy of Interweave/F+W
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