The mood of the moment is all about taking a nostalgic look at the past. What better way to begin than by learning how to knit and sew as your grandmother did, creating your own heirlooms, with this adorable collection of knits for newborns and babies up to the age of two. The twenty projects include cosy cardigans, irresistible sweaters and tops, beautiful blankets, and a gorgeous double breasted cashmere coat, and can all be made using just a few simple techniques which are fully explained right from the start. Each project is knitted in beautiful, classic, yarns that are not only soft and gentle against young skin, but are also practical in that they are easy to wash and care for. The projects in this book are simple enough to enable new knitters to create something very special, such as a cute striped hat and ribbon-tie bootees. The introduction contains all the basic know-how to get you started, from choosing the correct yarn, to casting on and key stitches. As novice knitters gain in confidence, they, along with more experienced knitters, will enjoy further techniques, such as colourwork, edging and cabling.