LEISURE ARTS-Quick Knit Keepsakes Book 2. 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. 6 intermediate- skill afghans to knit using medium weight yarn and 29 circular needles in sizes 8 (5mm) 9 (5.5mm) or 10 (6mm): Trisha Tobey Tyler Tanya Tate and Taylor.