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Knitting for Two: 20 Simple Designs for Expectant and New Mommies and Babies Paperback – October 1, 2004


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Potter Craft (October 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0823026132
  • ISBN-13: 978-0823026135
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 9.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,197,678 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Also, do not buy this book if you are a beginner in knitting.
Rose Hill
I am so frustrated that even though the patterns are gorgeous I don't even WANT to fiddle around with trying to size them up -- I shouldn't have to!
Amazon Customer
I can't find a maternity sweater in this book that has bigger than a 38 inch chest.
A. Van Siclen

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Katherine Maddox on July 25, 2005
Format: Paperback
After seeing the lacy bonnet online, I got this book from the library, but now I'm here to buy it. This book is full of beautiful projects for both mother and child. Honestly, there are twenty patterns in here, and I'd love to make ten of them; how often does a book come along like that?

Some projects I plan on making are the lacy bonnet (actually, I've finished this one: very fast, very easy, and very impressive-looking), a simple summer tweed cardigan for babies, a beautiful kidsilk haze cardigan with embroidery for moms, a lacy ribbon-tie cardigan (also for moms), and a spectacular wrap sweater with embroidery for little girls.

The patterns are for babies up to the age of about one year old, and some of them come in very small sizes (for premies). Although a couple of the mom patterns are obviously meant for pregnant women, most of them will fit non-pregnant women too (such as a soft long jacket, a zip-up hoodie that is meant to open over the tummy, and that kidsilk haze cardigan that stays open). After all, how many sweaters am we going to knit that can only be worn for a few months?

What bugs me about the book? No schematics, so it is tricky to know the proper sizing. This is mainly why I gave the book four stars instead of five. She does provide measurements for chest, actual width, length, and sleeve length (for the mom sweaters, babies just get chest, length, and sleeve). Also, the pattern for the lacey bonnet calls for 2 balls of Rowan Wool cotton, but it took me less than one ball of that same yarn. Makes me wonder how far off the other estimates are.

One other thing I do like, although this is minor, is that, even though this is a Rowan/Jaeger book, Knight only suggests those yarns.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Knitter in Texas on May 16, 2007
Format: Paperback
I think it should be a law in the world of knitting books that patterns have schematics or at least a non-artistic photo of the item. There are some beautiful and seemingly simple patterns in this book, but no schematics. Especially for something like the papoose pattern that appears to be simple, you don't even see a photo of the full finished product to get an idea of how it finishes. I'm a semi-experienced knitter, but I need a little visual help and that's what keeps me from giving this book a better rating.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A. Van Siclen on March 1, 2007
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I can't find a maternity sweater in this book that has bigger than a 38 inch chest. According to the standard size chart, that is a MEDIUM! If you wear larger than medium, you will have to alter the pattern significantly to fit. That is truly ridiculous-- the sizing should go up at least to XL, and preferably larger. The book ought to be called "Knitting for Two (As Long You Don't Weigh Over 98 Pounds)". If I am going to alter the pattern so much to fit me-- why bother? I might as well just design my own. And less experienced knitters who don't know how to size up will just be out of luck.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 21, 2007
Format: Paperback
What is wrong with knitting designers today that they think that normal or even large size women don't want to knit and wear beautiful things when they're pregnant?

The largest size in this beautifully photographed book is a 38" chest. I am so frustrated that even though the patterns are gorgeous I don't even WANT to fiddle around with trying to size them up -- I shouldn't have to!

Not a single woman or baby of color? Boo!

The patterns are absolutely stunning, I must say. I likely will take the time to size up the ones I like for me and the baby patterns are sweet and useful, things I would actually make for this little one I'm cooking now (due in October 07!). However, I did find it frustrating to not see whole photos of some of the items, especially blankets. That papoose is the sweetest thing ever, I'm sure... I could tell you for sure if I knew what the whole thing looks like!

I wish knitting designers would look outside and see that women come in a variety of shapes, and make their books relative to real women. It's getting very, very old.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on December 9, 2004
Format: Paperback
Knitting for Two presents 20 easy-to-complete designs for expectant mothers and their soon-to-be born babies. Full color illustrations on almost every page clearly depict the classic yoked cardigan, pixie hat, mom's soft wrap jacket, baby's silky wrap sweater and many more pieces. Intended for knitters of at least intermediate experience, the solid instructions walk one through the steps of the process in explicit detail for each inch of the measurement, though they are written in standard knitting shorthand. A materials list, techniques and tips section, recommended gauge, size list for the finished project, and more fill out this practical source of ideas and advice for soothing, enjoyable, and productive individual maternal activity.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By K. Ireson on June 19, 2006
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This is a fantastic book of great maternity and early motherhood clothes and stunning baby clothes as well. The only thing to note is to not order both this title and baby bloom as they are the same book under a different title and cover-otherwise inside they are exactly the same book.

This book has some very quick and easy little baby items which can be completed in just a few hours through to more complex designs. I have made 3 of the designs in lesss than a week. The sweater from pages 20-21 took less than an evenings tv to make and looks great. The chunky zip up jacket from pages 32-33 which was very fast and easy and will layer up over the sweater for extremely cold weather. The lacy bonnet from pages 92-93, because i just couldn't resist it( hopefully 1 of the mums from playgroup will have little girl) and I have started the chunky tweed cardigan from pages 61-63 although I am making it in wool instead of cotton. This is all in less than 1 week so they are certainly quick and easy projects although there are others which would take longer. I would recommend this book to ANYONE who likes to knit for babies and the patterns for maternity are so stunning I will knit some for myself even though I am definitely not pregnant-LOL.
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