More than twenty new quick, chic creations from celebrity designer Jil Eaton provide everything a stylish bambini needs for comfort with panacheSay good-bye to time-consuming baby patterns that require fingering weight yarn, size 2 needles, and unending patience. With "Minnies--a delectable collection of chic, speedy knits from internationally acclaimed designer Jil Eaton--moms, aunts, grannies, and friends can experience the joy and instant gratification of knitting for the little ones in their life. Using big needles and bulky yarn, whip up any one of these adorable projects--many in just a weekend!--for your own baby or that of a friend or relative.Jil Eaton's fun, fresh, colorful confections are simple enough for beginners, yet allow for the personal touch and design details of the experienced knitter. Designs include a layette, party dresses, playtime rompers, hats, booties, kimono, outerwear, and more. Simple shapes enhanced by charming details like bobbles, cords, spirals, ruffles, tassels, and trims evoke the unmistakable touch of whimsy that has become Eaton's signature.With the portability, versatility, and simplicity of these projects, even new moms can find time to make more than one. Instant gratification never looked so cute! Special features include: More than twenty new designs in brilliant colors and irresistibly soft yarns sized for infants and toddlers Most projects are QuickKnits(R), using worsted and bulky yarns and big needles to knit up quickly and easily Gorgeous color photos by award-winning photographer Nina Fuller Illustrated Learn-to-Knit section great for beginners and anyone returning to the craft Tips on technique, equipment, knitting to fit,finishing, and caring for garments Quick, colorful confections in fluffy angora, velvety cashmere, soft cotton, and warm wools Play clothes with dash and flair Tradition with a twist Simple silhouettes, fabulous fibers, and crisp colors Baby knits with panache!Eaton, Jil is the author of 'Minnies Quickknits for Babies And Toddlers', published 2005 under ISBN 9781933308098 and ISBN 1933308095.