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Knit Baby Blankets! Hardcover – January 1, 2003


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 127 pages
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing; 1st edition (January 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580174957
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580174954
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 7.1 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #300,090 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

In her companion to Knit Baby Head & Toes, Storey Books editor Steege presents 15 attractive and generally uncomplicated designs for baby blankets. As she points out in her introduction, baby blankets are based on squares, which means there's no complicated shaping required. Most of her designs are "simple, quick-to-knit projects for first-time or on-the-go knitters." Steege's garter stitch Corner-to-Corner blanket, for example (which is her adaptation of a traditional design), is a good example of unadorned elegance. Several of the more complex designs, including the eye-catching intarsia animals Safari Parade and the classic Cable Aran blankets, are best for knitters already adept at color work or cabling. Scattered throughout the patterns are brief but helpful instructions in I-cord, cabling, intarsia, bobbles and grafting. The patterns are carefully laid out in plain English, more or less (standard knitting abbreviations are employed), in a user-friendly column format that sometimes runs to nearly 10 pages per pattern. Steege also provides basic information on knitting in general, and on selecting yarn specifically for babies. This volume's designs are modest rather than frilly, and classic rather than cutesy, making this a solid resource for knitters with plans for multiple blankets. Color photographs throughout.
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.

About the Author

Gwen W. Steege, author of The Knitter’s Life List, has been a fiber fanatic for nearly 50 years, and she hasn’t yet tired of spending late nights with her knitting needles and a good ball of yarn, sometimes spun from the fleece of her own sheep. By day she edits books on knitting and other fiber crafts for Storey Publishing. She lives in western Massachusetts.


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Customer Reviews

It is so much fun to knit for babies!!!
Colleen
I don't expect knitting patterns to be perfect all the time but 4 major errors in one pattern is very sloppy editing.
BJean
The instructions were good and easy to follow.
Sue S. Hilty

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

30 of 33 people found the following review helpful By BJean on January 18, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Lovely but the first blanket I knitted contained 4 major errors. I saw the "Sheep Dreams" pattern, loved it, bought the book, and started knitting. I don't expect knitting patterns to be perfect all the time but 4 major errors in one pattern is very sloppy editing. I fixed the instructions and finished the blanket. It is lovely but I won't be knitting any more blankets out of this book and won't buy any more edited by Gwen Steege nor published by Storey Publishing. There are too many alternatives with error-free instructions from which to choose.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Joanne Goulding on March 2, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Book is generally well written and clear until you go to make an item. The bumble bee booties are very cute, and the pattern is straightforward - only it isn't right - the numbers do not add up, time and time again. Had to completely improvise.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By betsymt on July 8, 2012
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I started the Baby Bunting only to find the numbers off in the pattern. To anyone else having this problem, simply knit one more stitch after the first increase and one before the second on the pattern rows. Judging by the purl row, this is what was intended. (This correction must be made on both the back and the front) I'm disappointed; the patterns looked very cute but it doesn't really matter if the pattern doesn't work.
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By Dale on July 10, 2013
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I bought this book thinking it would have a pattern I wanted and the pattern was not exactly what I expected it to be. I kept it because it had cute baby blankets easy to make, just not what I wanted.
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Love, Love, Love this adorable little book. Am on my second baby blanket and thoroughly enjoying this great book. (I know of 9 expectant mothers at this day and time, lol) From the beginner, to the advanced knitters - this book has something for everyone. It is definitely worth the small price. It is a small take along kind of book, lol. I enjoy the beautiful colored photos and easy to read patterns as well.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By T.K. on April 7, 2011
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I'm back to knitting again after a long time. I am a self-taught knitter/crocheter and still consider myself a beginner. I've knitted blankets and crocheted a baby sweater years ago. This is a sturdy book-small enough to fit in your purse. It has full-page photos and clear instructions. I bought this book for the Aran baby blanket pattern, which is beautiful. While I'm waiting for the 16-inch #7 an #8 circular needles to arrive that I had to order (couldn't find them anywhere, but found them on Amazon), I've started knitting a corner blanket (pattern in this book) for my 7 year-old; the 10 year-old wants one, too. It has a detailed edge, but is very easy-great instructions, so I wasn't intimidated. I love this book and can't wait to start that baby blanket for my new grandbaby! I also bought Knit baby Head and Toes by the same author.
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