by Laura Strutt
News of a new arrival brings about a flurry of activity. In reality there is very little a newborn needs other than warmth and love and what better way to show that you care than to hand-knit a beautiful baby blanket.
From the first car journey to an outing in a stroller, a knitted blanket will accompany baby wherever they go. Laura Strutt has designed a teddy bear travel blanket that cleverly folds away into a pillow and a hooded wrap for keeping cozy in a sling. For the nursery there is a soft crib cover and a dungaree-style sleeping sack in breathable merino yarn perfect for a peaceful nights rest. For playtime, there's a cotton-backed blanket that can double up as a rug to take out and about and a tiny comforter blanket guaranteed to become baby's closest companion.
With stunning yarns, simple techniques, and gorgeous designs there's sure to be a blanket here that will be treasured for years to come.