Little Badger Knitwear: Knitted Projects for Babies and Toddlers|
by Ros Badger and Elaine Scott
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This is the first book from the design duo of Ros Badger and Elaine Scott. And based on what I see, it won't be the last.
Nice to the Touch
The book itself is lovely. Its size, paperstock, and cover make it a pleasure to hold. Inside you'll find 25 patterns total, three of which include two possible design motifs.
Many of the sweaters follow simple, basic patterns with different color motifs in the center: a heart, flower, soccer ball, star, etc. A beginner would be able to tackle these with no problem.
Charting New Territory
There are no schematics for the patterns, so you'll have to trust that the sleeve you're knitting will resemble what it's supposed to. The color charts are clear and easy to read. Badger and Scott opted for charts that are marked by colors rather than symbols.
The authors began their design partnership in 1996 with the Little Badger mail-order catalog. I'm glad to see that they took their business a step further by publishing their patterns.
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