Itty-Bitty Nursery

Sweet, Adorable Knits for the Baby and Beyond

Itty-Bitty Nursery

A feast of gorgeous projects, shown on gorgeous kids in gorgeous photos. At sleep, at play, in the nursery, and on the go, adorable babies need adorable knits. And here are 40 gloriously unique projects that manage to be utterly charming, fabulous, and usable all at the same time. Baby sets and toys; stroller blankets, jackets, and mittens; and a pure and sweet layette are just the tip of the knitting frenzy that is Itty-Bitty Nursery. Picture cute garden mice on an amazing mobile and a knitted clothesline of miniature knitwear adorning the nursery. Coo at the baby sporting a striped hat called "Frenchie" or Mom with her Fruit Loops felted bag. Marvel at the amazing Cupcake Tea Set and the Three Pigs and a Wolf finger puppets, both perfect for the toddler at play. All of the projects are fresh, lively, and fun. With precisely illustrated instructions, there's something here for every level of knitter, from the greenest beginner to the most experienced craftsperson.

Itty-Bitty Toys

How to Knit Animals, Dolls, and Other Playthings for Kids

Itty-Bitty Toys

Adorable hand-knit playthings, featuring clever twists on classics and enchanting reversibles and interactive toys. Kids love toys, and toys you make yourself are extra-special. If you could buy these imaginative playthings in stores, they would fly off the shelves! This book features stuffed animals, including a luscious lamb and a gigantic giraffe, and finger-puppet fruits that will delight babies and toddlers. With step-by-step directions, clear diagrams and drawings, and gorgeous photographs, knitters of all levels will find it easy to make the Pull-Toy Mama Duck and Ducklings, the set of Russian nesting dolls, and the Princess and the Pea Set. Even older kids will enjoy these, as well as the Felted Bouncy Ball, a felted version of a Super Ball that's perfect for indoor play. A series of five reversible toys—a frog that turns into a turtle, a mouse that changes into a cat, an egg in a nest that transforms into a blue bird, and so on—showcases the creativity that makes Susan B. Anderson a rising star in the knitting world.

Itty-Bitty Hats

Cute and Cuddly Caps to Knit for Babies and Toddlers

Itty-Bitty Hats

Beautifully rendered, heartbreakingly adorable, and wonderfully wacky knitted caps for newborns and toddlers Thirty-eight million Americans knit, and that number grows every day. The baby hat is the perfect project for knitters of any level, with enchanting patterns that are easy enough for rank beginners but also interesting enough for the most accomplished needle wielders, in yarns that range from silk and linen to cashmere and mohair. Susan Anderson’s Itty-Bitty Hats presents thirty-eight irresistible designs for infants and toddlers—fun, hip, creative patterns with decorative flourishes that are witty, whimsical, and undeniably unique. The projects are arranged by order of difficulty and accompanied by beautiful photographs, instructive how-to illustrations, and utterly clear instructions (with no confusing abbreviations or insider shorthand). Anderson also provides an indispensable introductory section on stitches, materials, equipment, terminology, and techniques, allowing even the most inexperienced knitter to get started confidently. Made for boys and girls, by parents and grandparents, aunts and even uncles, and, of course, best friends, the handmade hat is the perfect shower or birth or birthday gift—and Itty-Bitty Hats is the perfect gift for any knitter.

Spud and Chloe at the Farm

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Spud and Chloe at the Farm

A knit-and-read book: 13 farm-centric projects for the perfect homespun toys, with a bonus story. A mother hen and her chicks (and their adorable knitted eggshells), three little piglets, and a black lamb full of good intentions are just some of the appealing projects in Spud and Chloë at the Farm, the latest innovative work from author and world-class knitter Susan B.Anderson. The projects in this book follow Spud, a feisty pet sheep, and Chloë, his perky owner, as they travel to a farm and meet the inhabitants of the barnyard, including a brown cow, some mice, a dog, and a barn cat. To continue the theme, and set the stage for loads of interactive play, the book also offers instructions for making an assortment of farm props, such as a picket fence, bales of hay, dainty baskets, and even a three-sided foldable barn. Meanwhile, witty full-color cartoons (presented one per spread throughout the text of the book) tell the story of Spud and Chloë’s visit to the farm, which starts with an invitation from Spud’s cousin Little Lamb. Featuring charming full-color photographs of the knitted toys, this book is a must-have for knitters and their loved ones.

Susan B. Anderson's Kids' Knitting Workshop

The Easiest and Most Effective Way to Learn to Knit!

Susan B. Anderson's Kids' Knitting Workshop

Beloved knitting instructor Susan B. Anderson presents her first book targeted at a young audience. This accessible introduction to knitting in the round includes easy-to-follow illustrated tutorials on techniques from casting on and binding off to joining colors to make stripes, and 17 progressively challenging knitting projects—beginning with simple infinity scarves and hats and building to supersweet toys and decor. Step-by-step text and photographs that kids can read and follow on their own mean they will be knitting independently in no time! Also included is a chapter on stocking your toolbox and sourcing yarn; plus advice on starting a knitting group, connecting with local knitting communities, charity knitting, and more.

Luxury Yarn One-Skein Wonders®

Luxury Yarn One-Skein Wonders®

A little luxury goes a long way! Discover the treasures you can knit from single skeins of the expensive yarns you dream about. More than 100 patterns include elegant wraps and scarves, cuddly baby blankets, evening bags, and dozens of other projects destined to become cherished heirlooms. Indulge yourself with a small sampling of creamy cashmere, lustrous alpaca, seductive silk, exotic soy, or organic linen. The softest fibers make the greatest treasures, even in small doses.

Kindred Knits

Knitting for Little Ones Near and Far

Kindred Knits

A variety of simple knits for baby and child including a variety of cardigans, a hat and blanket, mini-sweater ornaments, and even a sweater for a child's favorite toy.

Topsy-Turvy Inside-Out Knit Toys

Magical Two-in-One Reversible Projects

Topsy-Turvy Inside-Out Knit Toys

Susan B. Anderson's fifth book--her most enchanting yet--turns the spotlight on "reversibles": knitted projects that are two toys in one. This collection of a dozen delightful toys features a dog in a doghouse, a chrysalis with a fluttery surprise inside, a tiny hidden fairy, a vintage toy with a fabled theme to boot, pigs in a blanket, and much more. The adorable photographic sequences and the playful and energetic line drawings show how each finished reversible can be turned inside out to reveal its companion toy. Projects are arranged in order from simplest (fine for a beginner) to the most challenging. Finally, the book features tutorials from the author (a great knitting teacher), explaining special techniques: how to apply any applique, how to do the stem stitch, how to embroider "eyes" on the Bunny and Lamb, and 14 more. It all adds up to the best knitting book of the season.

Itty Bitty Drum

Itty Bitty Drum

A story of a little drummer that journeys outside tolet his little brother sleep. He discovers that the world is full of music,allowing the harmony of his surroundings to accompany the sound of the pound ofhis itty bitty drum. Rhythm, Rhyme, Repetition and Alliteration are used toengage the audience on a little adventure. This is perfect for young readers atbedtime as well in the classroom.

Adventures Down Nursery Rhyme Lane

Adventures Down Nursery Rhyme Lane

I'm sure that all you readers, like I, have been brought up from little on reading Nursery Rhymes or having Nursery Rhymes read to you. Not many childhood things remain with us through the years, but it seems Nursery Rhymes do, somehow. Try saying a Nursery Rhyme like Little Boy Blue or Little Bo Peep in a group of people, regardless of their ages, and you will find them all repeating the rhyme with you, be they before 8 years old or after 80 years old, as I am. And have you. as I, ever wondered, is Little Boy Blue still asleep in the haystack? Or wondered when the cow jumped over the moon, where did she land? And is Humpty Dumpty still laying there all cracked up on the ground by that wall? Why did Pussycat visit the Queen? If you're curious and interested, come follow me down The Yellow Brick Road and get ready for surprises, excitement and adventure!