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Very British Toddler Knits by Susan Campbell

  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 01 May 2018
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782215523
  • Stock: 50+
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  • Size: 204x260 mm
  • Illustrations: 250
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP Price: £12.99
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Description

Following the classic designs created in Very British Baby Knits comes this latest book by Susan Campbell for you to start knitting regal-inspired designs for your growing child!

For many years, designer Susan Campbell has produced special pieces for a variety of high-profile clients. The clothes in this book have been designed by Susan with the young Royals very much in mind, based on the popularity of the outfits worn by little Prince George and his sister Princess Charlotte.

Featuring 25 beautiful hand-knitted designs, ranging from clothes to accessories, Susan Campbell has created four collections for toddlers aged 1 to 6 that both reflect the classic elegance of British design but with the practicality needed for your mischievous little ones! All projects contain easy-to-follow instructions and beautiful photographs, with additional diagrams and templates for items containing stunning sewn accents. Finally, Susan has designed a special little palace mouse to correspond with each collection, along with a pattern for their mini knitted and sewn garments, making perfect little pointy-nosed royal companions for your toddler.

Knitters of all abilities will relish making these gorgeous designs fit for their own little prince or princess!


Table of Contents

Introduction 11



Glamis 12

- Cardigan (cabled) 18

- Cardigan (garter stitch) 22

- Hat 24

- Long-sleeved Dress 26



Hampton 32

- Jumper 36

- Hat 40

- Cardigan 42

- Mouse Scarf 46

- Mouse Rucksack 48



Kensington 52

- Butterfly Jumper 60

- Cross-over Cardigan 64

- Cross-over Cardigan (Garter Stitch) 70

- Headband 72

- Dress 74



Holyrood 78

- Cabled Sweater 82

- Gilet 88

- Hat 96

- Scarf 98



Toy Mice 100



Mice Clothes 106

- Glamis Mouse Dress 106

- Glamis Mouse Jacket 108

- Hampton Mouse Jumper 109

- Hampton Mouse Fabric Trousers 111

- Kensington Mouse Dress Jacket 112

- Holyrood Mouse Jumper 113

- Holyrood Mouse Trousers 115



Size Diagrams 116



Finishing Touches 120

- Covered Buttons 120

- Bias Binding 121



Embroidery Stitches 122

- Lazy Daisy Stitch 122

- French Knot 122

- Stem Stitch 123

- Buttonhole Loops 123



Abbreviations 125



Acknowledgements 127


About Susan Campbell

Susan Campbell is a designer, artist, author and farmer who lives and works out of her studio on the Norfolk coast. Her estate boarders Royal Sandringham and over the years she has designed many special one-off pieces for a variety of prestigious clients; most recently for a certain very young royal person.

Visit her website www.susancampbelldesigns.co.uk.



Reviews


A beautiful collection of designs suited to boys and girls. I especially like the idea that you can match the mice and outfits

 



A lovely book easy to follow patterns. Patterns that will be passed down for years to come.
So impressed I've bought the very British baby knits to go with it.

 



I have really enjoyed this book as I have a little girl and love to make her pretty outfits. I have also lent it to my mum to have a go at some of the boy patterns for my nephew. The styles are very traditional and timeless and look like they could be from Boden or Cath Kidston. The instructions are easy to follow as long as you're happy to use the smaller needles as the knits are small and intricate.

 



Royal palaces and castles provide the names for each collection in this fine book, along with simple line drawings and brief histories of the respective properties on the introduction pages for the collections, a detail I particularly liked. The understated hues of yarn and fabric that Susan Campbell has used bring a classic, ever-stylish feel to the pieces, which, when paired with the techniques and patterns, result in an impressive wardrobe for any discerning small person.

I was instantly drawn to the Glamis Cabled Cardigan, the Hampton Mouse Scarf, and the Holyrood Cabled Sweater. The cardigan features big, bold buttons and elegant lines; the scarf includes a mouses head with whiskers and soft ears; and the sweater has shoulder patches and thick cables. Each piece has a definite style, with enchanting aspects to set it apart from the other pieces.

The models, Eliza-Rose and Charles, look suitably royal indeed, I can easily imagine the children of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge wearing many of the garments. The photographs are bright and sharp, showing some truly lovely elements, as well as some detailed close-ups of knitted stitches, and the patterns themselves are written and presented in an easy-to-follow manner, alongside clearly-printed charts.

The only slight drawback, for me, is that the majority of the patterns require 4-ply yarn, and I find DK an easier weight to work with, purely because my hands begin to hurt when using finer needles and yarn.

Overall, though, I think that Susan Campbell has produced a quality book of utterly delightful designs. And they really are delightful they have effortless charm and varied style, and I can't wait to get started!

 



Such a beautiful book. I am very impressed with the patterns, colour palette and photography. I have started the crossover cardigan for my grand daughter and am trying very hard not too start the toy mouse before I finish it. I love the idea of adding fabric to knitting in such an elegant way. The book is a total joy.

 



This is a brilliant book with some great patterns. My little girls would be very pleased to receive a knitted item from this book. Can't wait to get started!!



This is a lovey book. The patterns and styles are adorable as you can gather from the front cover. They are well laid out and easy to read, the book has clever built in features like a fold on the covers so you don't need a bookmark or to crease the book to hold your page. There's also a handy rule on the inside cover for quickly gauging how much further you have to go. There are many details you can take from these patterns to add to your other projects such as the cute mouse, clothes for the mouse and the beautiful knitted flower. Have been very pleased with this book.
Seen by Caroline Harris at 8:31am

 


Postcard Reviews


The designs in this book are created by a designer who has produced bespoke items for, among others, Royalty..

So why not make the same beautiful and sweet pieces for your own child?? 

The sections in the book are named after the Palaces, Glamis, Hampton etc and each wonderful item, which can be embellished with embroidery, fabric and buttons are simply superb.

For both boys and girls, the projects are beautifully laid out and easy to understand. A list of requirements are listed for each item, and needles for the US and UK have been given. Yarn requirements have also been recommended.

Cardigans, hats dresses even a charming rucksack are all showcased in a book that is adorable and gorgeous. Toy patterns are also included, and the mice are  just splendid. 

The blues, greys and lilacs of the chosen yarns, are completely divine, but of course you can use your own colour choices. 

Some templates are included and also a sizing diagram is helpful, the inner flap has an 8 inch /  22 cm ruler printed. 

This is an amazing and exquisite book, I know several of my friends who will love it so will be recommending and gift buying for them. 

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