A collection of classic, vintage-style knits for little children, aged two to five years old. Not only are the designs quick to make, they are great to wear. In Simple Knits for Little Cherubs, Erika Knight has created a brilliant array of easy-to-knit projects in soft, comfortable yarns that are ideally suited to delicate, sensitive, young skin. The colour palette is deliberately retro in feel: muted soft tones of oatmeal and charcoal in marled wools, old-rose pinks and soft lavender blues, with the occasional bolder statement in black and cream.
The designs feature beautiful but subtle, finishing details that turn the garments into classics: delicate picot edges to hems, fully fashioned increases and decreases on armholes and necklines, and garter-stitch trims to pockets or sleeves. Little touches of colour and pattern – a tip of colour on the cuff of a mitten or a simple, Fairisle-style border, perhaps, above the hem of a cardigan – give the garments individuality and nostalgic appeal. These little sweaters, tops and cardigans, hats, scarves and mittens, and simple knitted toy animals, will be passed on in the family, creating heirlooms to treasure long after the little cherubs have flown the nest!
Based in just two basic stitches – stocking stitch and garter stitch – the majority of projects are within the scope of even the most inexperienced knitter.
p.97, column 2, line 12 (which is missing), should read:
Join leg and foot seams.
p.44, column 2, line 5, should read:
Continue until work mess 23(25.5: 28)cm / 9(10:11)in.
p.45, Back, line 9, should read:
Work rows 1 and 2 three times more.