The birth of a baby is a celebration, and Special Knits is based on our need to create lovingly-made items for new little people, in soft yarns that are gentle against delicate skin. Each stitch is invested with affection and care by the knitter. Some of the designs in this book are simple to make -- their special quality lies in the softness of the fabric, usually a cashmere mix. Most of the designs require little knowledge of complicated techniques: a simple garter-stitch blanket is perfect for a beginner and is given a touch of luxury with an edging of satin. What better gift for a newborn than to create a special hand-knitted and unique garment. In an age of the throwaway, these are garments that will become the modern classic, knits to cherish and hand down through generations.