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.