From Library Journal
With a knitting renaissance well underway in the United States, many books targeted to beginners are hitting the market. Although Falick (Knitting in America), editor of Interweave Knits magazine, and prolific knitwear designer Nicholas (Knitting Today's Classics) here offer a pattern book of 25 knitwear designs for infants to two year olds, theirs is also one of the best books a public librarian could recommend for the novice knitter. It covers in detail every aspect of knitting that could possibly interest a new knitter: casting on, knitting, purling, shaping, color knitting, circular knitting, cables, binding off, and finishing. The projects, which include colorful stitch-sampler baby blocks and felted balls, as well as larger projects like sweaters, blankets, and a felted diaper bag, are presented roughly in order of difficulty. Instructions are complete, illustrations abound, and each project is illustrated in full-color photos by well-known baby photographer Ross Whitaker. For all knitting collections.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.
About the Author
Melanie Falick, publishing director of STC Craft, is the author of Weekend Knitting, Handknit Holidays, and Knit: A Personal Handbook (all STC), plus Kids Knitting and Knitting in America—with more than 400,000 books in print. She lives in Dutchess County, NY.
Kristin Nicholas is the author of Kids’ Embroidery (STC), as well as Knitting Today’s Classics, Knitting the New Classics, and Colorful Stitchery. She was named one of Vogue Knitting’s master knitters of the 1990s and is one of the foremost hand-knitting designers and colorists in the country. For 16 years, Nicholas was the creative director of Classic Elite Yarns. She lives on a sheep farm in western Massachusetts with her husband and daughter.
Ross Whitaker has specialized in photographing children for 17 years. His work regularly appears in national advertising campaigns and editorial publications. He maintains a studio in New York City.