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Caption: Toy Box knitted using Baruffa 4PLY in Sunshine

We have been spending so much time lately ‘oohing’ and ‘arrhing’ over Melanie Porter’s beautiful new book The Hand-Knitted Nursery. The book contains 35 gorgeous designs that are the perfect nesting projects to get baby’s space ready.

In an interview with Let’s Knit magazine Melanie described a nursery as a space where ‘you suspend the real world and indulge in warmth’. All the designs included in the book have this magically indulgent feel, creating a special place for both you and baby. The book is divided into two sections Baby’s Room and Toddler’s Room. Baby’s Room works with gentle, soft tones whilst Toddler’s Room brings the dash of lively colour needed to create a fun and playful environment. The detailed techniques section also acts as a great guide for the beginner as well as a helpful reference for the more experienced knitters among us.

Melanie has used our Baruffa yarns to create five of the beautiful projects and the Baby Papoose may just be the most adorable project of the lot. Knitted with our Baruffa 4PLY in Milk it is the perfect design to bundle up your little one. Delicately created using a fine gauge knit with cable and ribbed details it certainly wins the award for the cutest thing we’ve ever seen! Another of our favourites is the Toy Box, knitted in Baruffa 4PLY in the eye-catching Sunshine colour. Playrooms need as much storage space as possible and this design turns something quite practical into something completely stylish. Other favourites include the knitted LOVE lettering, the fabric Pom Poms and of course, the Rocking Sheep – such an inspired idea!

You can buy the book online at Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Hand-Knitted-Nursery-Melanie-Porter/dp/1782490906

To see the Melanie Porter for Todds Hand Knits collaboration, click here 

You can also find the full interview with Melanie and Let’s Knit magazine here

1 comment

  • Eli

    15 April 2014, 4.52pm

    Hello, this is Eli from Onana Knits! Came upon this blog post after you featured our Mugstache Mug Cozy in your latest Instagram picture. So happy I found this posting, because I've completely fallen for that giant knitted Toy Box. Thanks for creating such magic!

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