3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Lots of wonderful ideas and classic patterns,
This review is from: The Ultimate Book of Baby Knits (Paperback)
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This collection of some of the best of Debbie Bliss's patterns is a really beautifully put together book with lots of inspiring ideas. I'd stop short of saying I'd make everything in it, because some of the ideas actually seemed a bit of a waste of wool (it's not cheap!) and time, particularly things like the knitted heart-shaped mobile and the wool baby socks, which I imagine would stay on a babies feet for about 5 seconds!
However as is to be expected from Debbie Bliss the bulk of the book is comprised wonderful simple modern patterns for cardigans, jackets and jumpers which I imagine any new mother would be absolutely delighted with. Both my husband and I particularly liked the patterns for a knitted bear and rabbit.
For new knitters there are also some clearly laid out simple knitting instructions at the beginning of the book, so little excuse not to try the projects yourself!
If I had one complaint it would be about the proliferation of patterns for bootees/sandals/socks (9 out of a total of 50 patterns!) bootees aren't many people's bag these days and generally if you're reaching for a Debbie Bliss book it's to try and find something *different* from that stereotype!
So anyway, whether you are looking for a book for you or an enthusiastic knitter in your family who has asked to make something for a new arrival, you can rarely do better than Debbie Bliss, and with a collection of her favourite patterns this is an excellent place to start!