From the introduction…
“Newborn babies are the most precious treasures on earth. Therefore, they deserve something as adorable and soft as themselves – a special garment knit in Dale Baby Wool.
With this book, Dale of Norway wishes to present a special collection of the most popular Dale Baby wool designs. New designs were also developed especially for inclusion in this book.
Knitting is an integral part of Norway’s cultural heritage and an important part of that tradition is knitting outfits for newborn babies. It is customary for the mother, grandmother or another woman in the family to knit an outfit for the newborn to wear home from the hospital and during the first few months afterward. Frequently, other friends and family members continue knitting garments for the child as he or she grows older. These later outfits are frequently more colorful than the first.
This book is organized into four separate chapters according to type of design, presenting the knitter with a broad spectrum of the knitting patterns offered by Dale of Norway.
All the garments featured in this book have been made using Dale of Norway Baby Wool. Dale Baby Wool is a 4-ply baby yarn spun from the finest merino wool and is machine washable. The yarn is knit on size 2 (2mm) needles.”