Newborn Knits in the French Style (book, softcover) by Lucinda Segneri

Newborn Knits in the French Style (book, softcover) by Lucinda Segneri


Prepare the trousseau for your little one with this special collection of Lucinda Segneri's best selling French-style knitting patterns. Lucinda is the owner of Madame Segneri Designs in Lyon, France. This book includes 26 patterns with bright, full colored photographs and clear instructions. The book is 100 pages, and includes the following... A Traditional French Baptism gown, Traditional French baby bonnet, Garter stitch baby booties, Newborn cardigan, Classic cap, Classic hat, Matinee jacket, Ribbon tie hat, Ribbon tie booties, Thumbless mittens, Romper, Flower hat, Filigree booties, Sac ribbon hat, Angel capelet, Newborn top, Seed stitch tie shoes, Flower headband, Striped socks, Four point carnival hat, Baby's first alpine ski hat, Fuzzy slippers, Stocking cap, Stackable soft cubes, Cotton baby bib, and a Cotton baby washcloth.

100 pages, full-color photographs, detail instructions.

Lucinda Segneri is a professional author and knitting designer who specializes in children’s knits. She is American, but lives in a medieval village near Lyon, France with her French husband, her young son and her boy/girl twins. She has an MBA from James Madison University in Virginia. More information and new pattern and book announcements may be found on her website at, on Facebook at Madame Segneri Designs, or on her YouTube channel, MadameSegneriDesigns.


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Shipping from United States

Knit patterns will be available for download as a PDF file as soon as payment is received.

Books will be shipped the next business day, and take between 1 - 2 weeks to arrive, depending on location.


Refunds or exchanges are not available for knitting patterns. I encourage you contact me if you have any comments or questions. I am here to help.


Madame Segneri welcomes your inquiries, questions and feedback. Please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you for your order!

Frequently Asked Questions

Custom and personalized orders

I, unfortunately, am unable to design patterns or pattern changes for specific clients due to time constraints. However, I am always open to ideas to consider as I design. Please do not hesitate to contact me with your suggestions.

What do you do with all of the pieces you knit while designing?

All product samples in the development process of new patterns are donated to the children of refugee families living in and around Lyon, France.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Unfortunately, the publisher from which I order copies of your books does not have gift wrapping available at this time. I apologize for the inconvenience.

Care instructions

Knit items should be hand washed in cool water in gentle soap, agitated very little, rinsed carefully, hand pressed between white towels to remove excess water, laid flat and carefully reshaped to dry.

Can you knit an item for me, because I don't know how to knit?

I am so sorry, but I am unable to do so because I simply do not have the time. Your best option would be to contact your local yarn shop to see if they have a knitter for hire. If so, you can then purchase the pattern for him/her.

Where do I find the yarn for a pattern?

The yarns I use for my patterns are only suggestions. If you would like to use the same, it can be challenging to find them in various countries (I buy most of my yarns in French shops, picking up random skeins I love as I travel abroad.) You should always start by calling your local shop, then searching online. I frequently find what I need for pieces in specialty online yarn stores or on Ebay. (Also a great place to sell off extra skeins once you've finished a project.)

If you would like to try a different yarn, the best rule of thumb is to compare the weight suggestion and needle size in the pattern to the information provided on the yarn wrapper (or notes online).

I am a beginning knitter. Can I do this?

Many of the patterns I sell were specifically designed to be simple, but this is not always the case. Please read the descriptions. I have carefully provided a skill level recommendation for each one.

Wholesale availability

Yes, wholesale items are available to store owners. Please contact Ravelry for digital downloads of specific patterns, or CreateSpace for book orders. I appreciate your support.

I am a yarn seller. Would you create patterns in my yarns?

I am happy to consider it. However, because I knit for children, I only work with yarns appropriate for them (... not too scratchy, too fuzzy...). I also will no longer work with angora for moral reasons. Preference is given to all-natural, organic, or fair trade yarns. If you would like the opportunity to have a pattern created with your product, please contact me for more information.

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