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 (5 mm), 9 (5.5 mm), or 10 (6 mm): Trisha, Tobey, Tyler, Tanya, Tate, and Taylor.