About the author
Laura Strutt is a former editor of "Craft Business" magazine, and launched "Sew" magazine, which she edited until 2012. She is interested in all kinds of crafts, and shares her expertise and her latest finds on her website, www.madepeachy.com. She recently wrote "Arm and Finger Knitting" for CICO Books, and is also the author of "The Sewing Manual", and "The DIY Wedding Manual" (Haynes). Laura is based in Colchester, Essex, UK.
News of a new arrival brings about a flurry of activity. In reality there is very little a newborn needs other than warmth and love and what better way to show that you care than to hand-knit a beautiful baby blanket.
From the first car journey to an outing in a stroller, a knitted blanket will accompany baby wherever they go. Laura Strutt has designed a teddy bear travel blanket that cleverly folds away into a pillow and a hooded wrap for keeping cozy in a sling. For the nursery there is a soft crib cover and a dungaree-style sleeping sack in breathable merino yarn—perfect for a peaceful night’s rest. For playtime, there’s a cotton-backed blanket that can double up as a rug to take out and about and a tiny comforter blanket guaranteed to become baby’s closest companion.
With stunning yarns, simple techniques, and gorgeous designs there’s sure to be a blanket here that will be treasured for years to come.