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Vintage Baby Knits: More Than 40 Heirloom Patterns from the 1920s to the 1950s Hardcover – June 1, 2009
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A beautiful addition to any knitter's pattern library and must-have for anyone who likes to knit baby items, either for their own family members or for others.
I like that there are a variety of items: sweaters, a shrug, different kids of hats, blankets, a cape, and even a few toys. A few of these patterns are gender specific, but most are not and on some just a color change could make it work for the opposite.
A few drawbacks:
YES - there are some errata in the book you should write in and check before proceeding on a few patterns.
Also, this (like many knitting books) uses beautiful but VERY pricey and specific yarns, in my opinion. A smaller baby item may not take many hanks of a yarn but when it costs as much $8-$25 for just one of something....it really can add up.
It's up to you whether you want to make items from the exact same yarn as the author - but I'm willing to guess that I am part of the majority of people that would like to make their own different selections of yarn to use (based on color, price, preference, whatever).
For that reason, I wish this was a book that just included one of the little universal symbols of a skein of yarn with a number on it to signify which weight to use (ex. picture with a 3 - I know it's sport weight right away). The brands of yarn listed in the projects don't always give away what weight it is just by looking at it and you have to look it up on yarndex. com or somewhere else just to be sure. Not a huge deal I guess - but I'd appreciate it if it was that much easier to decide what I was going to substitute with.Read more ›
There are little knitted diapies to cover the understuff. There are ribbons and roses and tough guy sweaters for the little man. It's all there, everything vintage and retro that you can think of.
The patterns are easy to read, there are several that will catch your eye and you will use this book as a resource. It's just that adorable.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I received this book today and I love it! I love the old patterns, and have books from my grandmother dating back to the 1920's. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ozzie
Classic patterns, easy to follow. I've enjoyed using this book.Published 12 months ago by Diana W. Rothman
Adorable patterns ! Easy to follow and very thorough. Beautiful and inspiring pictures. Arrived in good condition and on time.Published 22 months ago by Mandy Cruze
Wonderful baby knits! This will become my go to book for baby presents.Published 23 months ago by L. Grimme
nice compilation of patterns. Most are only infant sizes. A lot of sweater patterns are for "top down" knitting, which will be a new challenge for me.Published on April 28, 2014 by susan wehner
This book has a lot of really old patterns in it. It is a nice book, but some are just too old to modernize with today's looks.Published on March 27, 2014 by robin pettini
Good basic patterns from the past. Great fun showing my grandmother and talking about the sweaters that her grandmother had knitted for my mother.Published on September 18, 2013 by Beth