Sunday, 9 July 2017

Book Review - 35 knitted baby blankets

I have to admit that I've had this cute and colourful book on my review pile for quite a while and whilst I would very much like to keep this gorgeous book for myself, I thought I'd share it with you as a knitting giveaway. To enter, either leave a comment below or simply subscribe to my website (no need to subscribe again if you've already joined, as all members will be automatically entered). Competition closes on 12th. July at midnight.

'35 knitted baby blankets' is authored by designer Laura Strutt, who is a knitting and crochet designer and all-round craft expert. Laura shares her expertise over on her website at and her website is really fresh and inspiring, so I'd definitely  recommend a visit.

For her latest book, Laura combines gorgeous yarns with simple techniques and stitches to create a collection of stylish, modern and adorable blankets that are guaranteed to become a baby's treasured companion.

All of my children had their own favourite handmade cuddle blanket so I always have a soft spot for baby blankets and can appreciate the important role they play in a little person's life.

Coming up with 35 different designs is no mean feat, but Laura has succeeded in delivered a delightful array of very different designs using colourful patterns and interesting techniques and I'm sure you will want to make them all. 

There are square blankets, hooded blankets, sleeping bags, small comforter blankets, entrelac, intarsia and fairisle blankets, as well as soft and textured wraps and cabled and brightly coloured works of art.

Yarns used are mainly double crochet and aran weights, although there are a couple of chunky and 4-ply blankets thrown in for good measure. Some blankets only need 150-200g, and there's is a 100g project for a baby cocoon and a stash blanket made from small squares - ideal for raiding your stash and using up those odd balls of yarn.

You can try one of the patterns for free over at CICO's website called Make etc. Click here for the free pattern for Bunting Blanket

The Book ISBN is: 978-1-78249-368-6
Number of Pages: 128
Book includes: 35 patterns and a full 'Techniques' section with lots of helpful illustrations, which are perfect if you're new to knitting.
Publishers are: CICO Books
Buy the book online here at Amazon

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Happy Crafting,
Lynne x