Pelham Books 1st 1988
square format 4to, very minor wear to edges of boards. Very, very slight wear + slight creasing to edges of d/w o/w VG+/VG+ 670 gms
Johanna Davis' book provides ideas and patterns with variations in size, yarns and stitches for anyone who owns a knitting machine and wants to knit original clothes for babies or young children. Though very much for the modern baby, Machine Knitting to Suit Your Baby does not neglect traditional baby clothes in white and pastel colours and a magnificent lace christening shawl is included. However, the emphasis is on sporty, practical, sophisticated and outrageous clothes, suitable for town and country and reflecting the textures, colours and styling that young mothers might choose for their own clothes. The block diagrams of the basic shapes can be adapted to make jackets, dresses, jerseys, leggings, dungarees and romper suits in any size, colours or textures to suit the personality of a particular baby or young child. There are also suggestions for using up oddments of yarn to make essential accessories such as hats, mittens and moccasins as well as fun toy mobiles. Johanna Davis concludes her stimulating book with more ideas and experiments for the enthusiastic knitter to explore.