Baby Bliss

Leonardo da Vinci may have said it best, “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” and for Debbie Bliss those words ring true as she presents yet another irresistible collection of designs, focusing her attention on knitting for chubby-cheeked babes with peach fuzz hairlines all the way up to kindergarten tykes heading off for their first day of school.  It’s the mix of crisp clean silhouettes, vintage appeal, uncomplicated stitching, and of course the smooth finish of her fine quality yarns that strike a chord with all levels of knitters.  Be on the lookout for this charming little book- Baby Cashmerino 5, it might just make a nice addition to your pattern library.

 

Baby Cashmerino 5

Baby Cashmerino 5

Fifteen designs grace the pages of this pint-sized pattern book by Debbie Bliss, the fifth one in her popular series.  Eco Baby and Baby Cashmerino are featured as the two interchangeable yarns knit in a variety of styles including pullovers, cardigans, vests, and toys.  The sizing range is generous from three months to five years.

 

Fairisle Cardigan

Fairisle Cardigan

A miniature sampling of British heritage is evident in this cardigan which is knit in silky soft Baby Cashmerino.  It is highlighted with narrow strips of fairisle and solid bands of diamond patterning in between.  Take your pick from almost seventy shades in this range including six new ‘brights’ for fall.

 

Square Neck Top

Square Neck Top

Minimal stitch detail shines the spotlight on the softly gathered yoke, the crowning jewel on this adorable smock top.  A vintage style for pixie cute girls aged three months to five years.

 

Trellis Stitch Jacket

Trellis Stitch Jacket

On this petite ladylike design, the raglan sleeves and wide collar band are the connecting elements, stitched in a pretty lattice pattern.  The back and fronts both knit in stocking stitch offer a lovely contrast in texture.  Eco Baby in Duck Egg.

 

Gingham Jacket

Gingham Jacket

From the mid 18th century, gingham cloth was produced in the mills of Manchester, UK, most often in blue and white.  While this dapper design is a throwback to that era, it features a little twist on the predictable colour scheme, in charcoal, black, and cream.

 

Garter Stitch Jacket

Garter Stitch Jacket

Garter stitch may be effortless, but it is not just for beginners, as shown on this A-line jacket accentuated with a demure baby pink edging.  The softest shade of grey in Baby Cashmerino makes this style adaptable to any outfit.

 

Rosebud Crossover

Rosebud Crossover

A sweet ensemble for a baby shower, the pristine white background sets off the tiny rosebuds which are embroidered afterwards in duplicate stitch on this crossover cardigan.  It comes complete with a pattern for the matching bear.

 

Gingham Bear

Gingham Bear

 

The quintessential baby gift, this tiny gingham bear knit in Eco Baby will become a treasured keepsake.  Add embroidered eyes, nose and mouth or leave it unadorned as shown above.

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