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Booties, Blankets and Bears: 20 Irresistible Hand Knits for Your Baby Hardcover – September 1, 2009
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"The 20 projects in this book include not only the title items, but sweaters, a floor cushion, and toys, all appealingly photographed. A knitting-basics section, combined with the elegant simplicity of the majority of the projects, makes this an ideal book for new knitters as well as a quick-gift reference for everyone."Creative Knitting
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Styled specifically around a trio of core nursery items—booties, blankets, and teddy bears—and featuring Debbie’s own special yarns that are not only gentle against newborn skin but machine-washable, these projects are perfect for every nursery and mother-to-be. Knitters are offered six blanket patterns—including reversible and hooded varieties—sure to keep little ones warm in an array of indoor and outdoor settings. Plus, you’ll find seven types of booties, socks, and sandals appropriate for both boys and girls, charming jointed stuffed teddy bears in two sizes, and a matching bear-themed blanket and slipper set.
And there’s more! Other pleasing pairings are suggested, such as a shirt and booties with picot edges, a stuffed rabbit and matching booties with blanket-stitch detail, and an adorable knit mouse and striped blanket. The projects are preceded by an illustrated primer on reading knitting patterns and charts, as well as other basics, and include helpful pointers for making toys and garments machine-washable and baby-safe.
Featuring gorgeous color photos by children’s fashion photographer Ulla Nyeman—known for her darling Gap and Burberry ads—and crystal clear step-by-step instructions that take you from choosing yarn to finishing seams and edges, Booties, Blankets and Bears is truly a delight—just like holding a new baby, and watching her grow and learn.
Top Customer Reviews
One other thing: the title of this book says what it's all about: booties (I think there are 4-5 different bootie patterns), blankets (3-4), and bears, both as a motif in booties and blankets, and as a knitted stuffed bear. Darling, but if you are looking for sweater and hat patterns, this book is not for you; go for Debbie's Special Knits instead.
So, it pains me to say that the one project I've tried from this book, Big and Little Bear (I'm making the Little Bear) is UNBELIEVABLY wrong. It's so miscounted, I mean HUGELY miscounted, I thought I MUST have an outdated copy... they surely have fixed such a huge amount of errors. I went to the Debbie Bliss website and looked in the revisions... sure enough they had a tab for the Booties Blankets, & Bears book, I thought... ahhh now I can get on with knitting but when I clicked on the button, imagine my disappointment to NOT see any revisions on this pattern (I can't be the first to try it).
I'm an experienced enough knitter that I was able to redo the pattern to work but it took a considerable amount of effort.
Maybe it's a one off, it is the only pattern I've tried, but either way, I'm giving this book a one star for this pattern.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I'm disappointed by this book. If I'm going to spend money on a book and nice yarn to make the things in it, I would expect a professional book written by an experienced knitter to... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Blitz
Debbie Bliss has done it again...beautiful photos, wonderful patterns. Just lovely.Published 19 months ago by Paulette R
a very cute knitting book for baby things. lots of ideas and do able projects even for a beginning knitter.Published on December 1, 2013 by S. W.
Easy knitting instructions and a nice variety of patterns. Some require you to use the intarsia method which I find difficult so be aware of this before purchasing the book. Read morePublished on November 16, 2013 by Jennie
In trying to knit the baby boots I found out the pattern is incorrect and had to "make up" my own pattern to make them look like the picture.Published on August 18, 2013 by Kira Fowler
Added this book to my baby knitting book collection. I need several when I am looking for a project to complete for the next baby coming into the family. Read morePublished on November 17, 2010 by Dana R. Stone
I don't have this book yet, so my rating is not valid. I just feel the need to report that I always am impressed by Amazon's attempts to wrap books so that they arrive in pristine... Read morePublished on November 18, 2009 by Ellen