Kiwi green, violet, and terracotta: they're the perfect hues for Baby's blankets. That's because modern moms are opting for a broader palette than just the traditional pastels. Melissa Leapman designed these chic/cozy baby afghans in contemporary colors, and all six designs are as practical as they are pretty. Each knits up in a hurry and will accompany Baby beyond the nursery, becoming a favorite lap robe as years go by. Now knitters everywhere can rejoice: there's no need to knit another so-so throw for the babies they know.