The Beatrix Potter Knitting Book is charming. Obviously you would need to be familiar with her childrens books to appreciate this book.
There are a variety of things to make including household items such as cushions, rugs, cot & pram blankets etc as well as an interesting selection of adult and childrens knitting patterns.
Some of the garments have a distinctly Edwardian appearance which would perhaps have limited appeal, but the majority of patterns including motifs from Beatrix Potters books are delightful. I have shown the book to several people and the favourite was the Jeremy Fisher jumper.
Motifs incorporated in the design include Peter Rabbit, Mrs Tiggy Winkle, Squirrel Nutkin,Mrs Tittlemouse, Gemima Puddleduck, Benjamin Bunny, The Tailor of Gloucester and of course Jeremy Fisher.
I shall be knitting some of the baby & toddler items for my 1st grandchild (expected in June 2011) and feel sure that they will become treasured heirlooms. I just wish I had this book when my children were small!