Whether you're an experienced knitter or an absolute beginner, you can make beautiful, practical gifts for the babies in your life with the help of this expert guide. Bestselling author and children's knitwear designer Debbie Bliss will show you how to create heirloom-quality garments, toys, and nursery accessories. Small and quick to knit, these 20 projects are perfect for novices who need to build their confidence as well as for those who want to brush up on their skills or learn a new technique. Illustrated step-by-step instructions for each project ease knitters into the craft, from the basics of casting on and making slipknots to more advanced methods such as cabling and Fair Isle. Debbie offers advice on the essential equipment and on yarns that will be gentle against a baby's skin—cashmere blends, merinos, and organic cotton. Start with the cozy blanket or cute beanie hat and advance to the playful rompers and classic cardigan. All projects are relaxing in their simplicity, and the pleasure of making them will be exceeded only by the joy of sharing them with your little ones.