"Easy Baby Knits" features easy-to-follow patterns and imaginative projects so you'll never be stuck for ideas for what to knit for your, or someone else's, baby. Getting Started tells you everything you need to know to start knitting - step-by-step illustrations show you how to cast on and cast off, how to master the basic knit and purl stitches and how to get the right tension. There is a delightful selection of Baby Clothes to choose from. Start with a simple Baby Scarf, then move on to some gorgeous Cotton Bootees. There are adorable clothes for both boys and girls, including a smart Double-breasted Knit Coat and a pretty pink Wrap Top. In Toys and Accessories, you will find simple projects for the nursery. Babies will be fascinated by the Bird Mobile and the Rabbit Soft Toy is sure to become a faithful companion. Create beautiful mementos that will be treasured forever, such as a Special Baby Gift Bib or a Christening Blanket.
Claire Montgomerie is a Textile Designer specializing in knitting and crochet. She has designed a range of knitted accessories, toys and garments, called Monty and has also created samples for the American fashion market, designed patterns for books, made knitwear for film costumes and exhibited her work. Claire runs knitting classes for adults and children at London knitting emporium, Loop, in Islington.