There are many wonderful books about knitting for babies, but they often concentrate on sweaters, booties and hats. Which is all fine and good, but what makes Natural Nursery Knits by Erika Knight stand out for us are the beautiful things to knit for play and decoration.
Some of our favorites include a bird mobile, stuffed giraffe, hare doorstop and a rabbit rattle. Because babies deserve and adore the softest, purest things next to their skin, the author suggests natural yarns like baby alpaca, cashmere, bamboo and hemp that have been naturally dyed.
Not being knitters ourselves, we can't evaluate the patterns or instructions, but we enjoyed leafing through Natural Knits' lovely photographed projects and think this would be a great gift for a pregnant mom/knitter or as a resource for knitters to make gifts for the babies in their lives.
Natural Nursery Knits was released this month by St. Martin's Press.