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Lovely presentation and a good selection of patterns.
on 19 March 2011
The presentation of this lovely collection of toddler and baby knitting patterns is just gorgeous and exactly what I'm used to from Debbie Bliss. If you have any of the other Debbie Bliss toddler and baby books it might be worth checking out the contents before you buy this one as, as far as I can see, the patterns have been given a makeover but they're repeated from other books in the range.
A word of caution; you're led to believe only Debbie Bliss yarn is suitable for these patterns. While the Debbie Bliss range is top quality yarn it's also incredibly expensive and other cheaper yearns will do the job. Work out how much you're spending on the book, knitting needles, accessories and then add the cost of the Debbie Bliss recommended yarn - it can be scarily expensive to hand knit. I'm not criticising the book, merely offering a word of advice to new knitters.
Not all of the patterns are easy and straightforward, some require working from more than one set of needles, but there's enough inspiration to challenge experienced knitters while offering smaller projects for those newer to the craft.
Beautiful ideas and pretty designs but not necessarily practical.