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Kyle Books

What to Knit: The Toddler Years: 30 gorgeous sweaters, cardigans, hats, toys & more

Nikki Van De Car
Authors:
Nikki Van De Car

Toddlers and young children are energetic, curious, enthusiastic - and messy! The 30 patterns in What to Knit the Toddler Years reflect this, allowing you to show their individuality whilst emphasising practicality and comfort, with advice on machine washable yarns. The chapters are divided into Rough & Tumble, which includes a comfy hooded jumper and roomy overalls, Neat & Nice, a lace panel cardigan and a dandelion pullover perfect for visits to Grandma, and Toys & Miscellany, a stuffed octopus, knitted oven gloves for toy kitchens and a ladybird pillow. From over-sized buttons to help tots dress themselves to a playful animal hat, these whimsical and beautiful designs will delight both the young and the young at heart.

Aimee Ray

Aimee Ray has been an artist all her life, she loves all types of art and crafts and is always trying something new. Aimee is the author of the Doodle Stitching hand embroidery books and has contributed to many other craft book titles. She lives in Northwest Arkansas with her husband and two children.

Anne Deans

Dr Anne Deans DCh, MFFP, MRCGP, MRCOG, contributing editor and chief consultant, is Consultant Obstetrician at Frimley Park Hospital, Surrey.

Annette Karmiloff-Smith

Dr Annette Karmiloff-Smith PhD, is Professor of Psychology at University College, London. She is Senior Research Scientist at the Medical Research Council's Cognitive Development Unit in London, researching various aspects of infant and child development. She has appeared on numerous television and radio programmes, and acted as scientific consultant to the award-winning television series Baby It's You, for which, in collaboration with her daughter, Kyra Karmiloff, she wrote the accompanying best selling book. Other publications include A Functional Approach to Child Language (CUP), Beyond Modularity: A Developmental Perspective on Cognitive Science (MIT Press)

Arna Skula

Arna Skula is a clinical nurse specialist at the Children's Hospital in Reykjavik, Iceland, who has worked in paediatric nursing since 1978. For the last 13 years she has built up an outpatient clinic in Iceland for babies with sleep problems which assists some 500 families a year. She is an active researcher and teacher and regularly contributes to media discussions on the welfare of parents and children.

Dhan Tamang

Dhan Tamang is UK Latte Art Champion 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, as well as a finalist at the 2016 World Latte Art Championship. He is renowned in the coffee art world for his use of colour and the precision of his designs. Originally from Nepal, Dhan has been demonstrating his techniques the world over and training would-be baristas from his coffee lab in the UK.

Fiona Wilcock

Fiona Wilcock, MSc, PGCE, BA, RPHNutr, has, as a freelance nutrition consultant, written widely on diet in pregnancy, infancy and the early years. Fiona has worked with the British Nutrition Foundation as a nutrition scientist. She has been nutrition expert for Mother & Baby magazine for several years and has provided nutrition consultancy for the UK's Health Education Authority and Marks & Spencer.

Jane MacDougall

Dr Jane MacDougall is Consultant Gynaecologist/Obstetrician and Clinical Director for Women's Services at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge.

Jessica Marquez

JESSICA MARQUEZ is an author, photographer, teacher, content creator, and full-time creative maker behind the handmade shop Miniature Rhino. Jessica's work has been featured in dozens of print publications and countless blogs including Style Me Pretty, Design*Sponge, Apartment Therapy, and Refinery29.

Kate Gunn

Kate Gunn and Robyn Macdonald studied Fashion and Textiles at the University of Brighton in the UK, specializing in knitwear. Kate and Robyn have designed knitted clothes and accessories for a variety of international companies, and launched Orka, a collection of organic and fairtrade knitwear for women and children, in 2006.

Kati Gálusz

Kati Gálusz combined her love of amigurumi and her need for creativity with her three main interests: animals, great books, and movies.

Kyra Karmiloff

Kyra Karmiloff, MsC, a research psychologist, has been the main editor and writer for Pampers.com parenting website. Dr Annette Karmiloff-Smith PhD is a professorial research fellow at the Developmental Neurocognition Lab at Birkbeck, University of London. Together they have created a number of works on infant development.

Louisa Harding

Louisa Harding has been a major Rowan designer for 17 years, creating ready-to-wear collections for Europe, the USA and the Far East. In 1997 she became brand coordinator and designer for Jaeger Handknits, but is best known for her adorable Miss Bea range of books. Louisa also writes and designs for Vintage Style, Vogue Knitting, Knitting Magazine and Modern Classics.

Lucy Collin

After the great success of her book Star Wars Crochet, Lucy Collin has come up with Even More Star Wars characters for you to bring to life. Lucy Collin learned to crochet as a child, taught by her grandmother. But it wasn't until she had children of her own and discovered she could use her slightly rusty crochet skills to create amigurumi characters and cute toys that her obsession was born. Nine years later, Lucy has combined her passion for designing creatures and characters with her love of science fiction and fantasy. She has published patterns in magazines such as Inside Crochet and Crochet Gifts and created the patterns for the book Hollywood Crochet. Lucy Collin lives in West Sussex, England.

Orla Kiely

Orla Kiely is the visionary and founder of a global brand. An expert on print and colour, she has created a world that is renowned for its individual voice and unique perspective on both fashion and homeware. Her flagship store in London's Covent Garden is the epicentre of a global business that has won four prestigious UK Fashion Export Awards. Her work is presented at London Fashion Week, and extends into luggage, stationery, gardening and homeware. The Orla Kiely design studio has collaborated with leading brands such as Heal's, Clarks, Apple and Uniqlo.

Peter Walker

Peter Walker is the world's foremost authority on baby massage. A trained physical therapist, he offers a certificated teacher training course in baby massage directed at midwives, health visitors, neonatal nurses as well as parents. He has written a number of books on the subject.

Rachel Hazell

Drawing her inspiration from remote landscapes, typography, shorelines, flea-markets and remarkable literary cities, book artist Rachel Hazell takes people on creative journeys, making books and unfolding stories. Home is the city of Edinburgh and the small Hebridean island of Iona. With The Travelling Bookbinder, she holds bookart workshops across the world, from a palazzo in Venice to a library on Nantucket. Her online courses, PaperLove and BookLove enable people, regardless of location, to develop ideas, imagination and technical skill.

Sue Whiting

Sue Whiting studied at the London College of Fashion and has worked in the needlecrafts industry for over 30 years. She has written and collaborated on a wide variety of needlecraft books, but her main passion lies with knitting and crochet.

Susannah Marriott

Susannah Marriott is an author who specializes in health and mindful living. She takes inspiration from her practice of yoga, from her three daughters and from the countryside and sea near her home in Cornwall. She is the author of 24 books, which have been translated into 17 languages; they include Stay Young Naturally, Everyday Wisdom, Total Meditation and Beads of Faith. As an editor she has worked with BKS Iyengar, Swami Saradananda, Deborah Bull and Penelope Leach.Her writing has appeared in a number of newspapers and magazines, including the Guardian, The Times, the Telegraph, Marie Claire, Zest, Shape, Top Sante, Healthy and She. She has broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Something Understood with Mark Tully, and lectures on writing at universities and with her company, the Professional Writing Academy (www.profwritingacademy.com).In her 50s, Susannah draws her youthful energy from her yoga practice and sea swimming, her organic vegetable garden and a massive love of jazz, dancing and dresses.

Tony Waterston

Dr Tony Waterston, MD, FRCP, FRCPCH, DRCOG, DCh, chief consultant and contributing editor, is Consultant Paediatrician (Community Child Health) and Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. A practising consultant since 1986, he has written over sixty papers and edited a major student textbook in paediatrics, the sole postgraduate text on child public health and the major textbook on tropical paediatrics.