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Simple Knits for Cherished Babies

3.93  ·  Rating Details ·  159 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
“Beginning knitters can complete most of the designs featured, and...the author includes information on substituting yarns. Visually, this is a beautiful book, with full-page color photos of each design and detailed close-ups. Among the many designs featured are an enchanting cashmere teddy bear, a lace-edged baby blanket, and classic baby booties. Warmly recommended for ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published October 1st 2001 by Collins & Brown
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Feb 06, 2013 Abbey rated it really liked it
Superbly arranged, detailed, and photographed knitting pattern book, filled with basic designs (each with a "something extra" to it), and with clear instructions as well. A book to keep in your home pattern library if you tend to make gifts for parents of new babies.

Many lovely patterns, several types of sweaters, a set of leggings, a dress, a couple of simple blankets, you get the idea. A great jumping-off place for the adventurous knitter as well as these patterns would be very adapatable. Us
Dec 28, 2011 Wanda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I like this book of patterns for baby clothes because it contains the basics that each well dressed baby needs in a new and updated look with classic comfort yarns such as merino wool, silk, and cashmere. The beautiful, soft muted colors complement the patterns and these creations are destined to be family heirlooms handed down from generation to generation. Included are patterns for booties, sweaters, leggings, cardigans, blankets, caps and more. This book will be a staple in any knitter’s ...more
Dec 24, 2010 Laura rated it really liked it
There were so many cute things to knit! My favorite were the little booties. The way they adorned them and how they were photographed just made them absolutely adorable. There was also a horrendously cute teddy bear as well. I liked this book and there it was very well put together and the page set-up and pictures were elegent and well thought out. I found a couple of patterns that I wanted to knit. I would recommend.

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Jul 15, 2008 Maggi rated it really liked it
Some really adorable knits in here - granted, actually having had a baby I would NEVER use the cashmere and silk yarns they call for, but so far I've been able to substitute with no problem. I'm working on the rosebud cardigan for my baby on the way - so far it's come together really well and the pattern is easy to follow -- and I'm looking forward to trying the bootie pattern in the book as well.
Feb 23, 2009 Jen rated it it was ok
Shelves: knitting
Patterns were lush, but pretty much only great for a gift or for a little girl. There was a pretty rosebud sweater that I might revisit at some point if ever I have a little girl to knit for. But I agree with the previous poster about these patterns being unrealistic with respect to premium, expensive, un(machine)washable yarns.
Oct 16, 2008 Dharma rated it liked it
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Cashmere for babies?? Oh please. Easy enough to convert fiber but still. Do not like that the sizing for all the projects are in the back rather than with the projects. Beautifully photographed but the layout makes project details take far more pages than necessary. A few cute projects. Not a need to own book.
Apr 29, 2009 Jenn rated it it was amazing
Shelves: knit
This was my very first knitting book and each pattern was simple enough for a beginner. These are easy to read, easy to knit patterns that can always be embellished with learned talent. These simple knits can also be altered with a different stitch making each piece a great basic start.

Thank you Barb for this book.
Oct 31, 2010 Xaka rated it it was amazing
I adore this book. I've yet to knit anything in it, but I've checked it out from the library twice just to look at the photographs, fantasize, and be inspired.

Maybe one day I'll actually knit a pattern.
Nov 25, 2013 Marla rated it it was amazing
Shelves: crafts
Simple but elegant knitwear for babies! This is my Go-To book for baby shower gifts and for my charity knitting!
Jan 16, 2008 Amy rated it liked it
Eh. Baby patterns. There's a really good teddy bear pattern in there, but nothing else I was really interested in.
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Sep 09, 2009 Stephanie T rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some really simple, elegant patterns in here, although I will NOT be knitting a baby a cashmere sweater as the book suggests.
Jan 11, 2008 Kim rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: knitters
Shelves: knitting
Simple but elegant patterns for babies/toddlers. This is my go-to book whenever I hear someone has a baby on the way.
Sep 25, 2016 Ronni rated it liked it
The teddy bear is simple & cute, and I was really excited about the alphabetting charts. Need to re-checkout from library cuz I want to try the pants patterns.
The baby slippers on the front cover are just awesome and very easy to knit for a great little fancy booty for a new baby
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Keep it simple, chic and contemporary! So says Erika, textile designer and fashion design consultant, whose trademark has been the traditional with a twist. Coming into knitting via fine art training, she is highly regarded in her field and works for many international companies designing ready-to-wear ranges. Author of Comforts of Home (Martingale), her latest book is Simple Knits for Cherished ...more
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