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#1 of 6 Old 06-02-2004, 01:39 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Does anyone have a favorite pattern book they'd like to recommend for baby knits? I've bought or checked out at the library every Debbie Bliss book available. Her books are gorgeous (great photographer!) but her patterns are a little vague or unneccessarily complicated at times (and too much fair isle! looks pretty but so frustrating!)

Any other suggestions? I'm mainly interested in newborn sizes.

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Knitting for Baby by Falick and Nicholas is a good one.

I've also gotten a lot of baby patterns off the internet for free (www.knitty.com and various blogs are good places to start looking).

I know what you mean about the Debbie Bliss books.
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I also love "Knitting for Baby"!
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anything for a beginner
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My favorite baby knitting patterns are from really old books, from the 40's thru the 70's. You can buy them super cheap, and they've got loads of patterns in them. I have a huge collection of pattern books and magazines, from the days when people made really cute, practical stuff. They've usually got a beginner's section, as well as some more advanced work. Great fun!

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These aren't the easiest to find in your LYS, but I love the Bouton d'Or pattern books.

http://www.boutondor.com/cgi-local/a...e=2&Detail=147

The designs are quite unlike anything I've seen for babies in American pattern books (and I have quite a few... DB, Zoe M., you name it).

Some patterns are very easy (but stylish!), and others are magnificent pieces of knitting. I love those because I get to practice complex stitchwork, but it goes quickly because I'm making a 3-6 mo wardrobe for my little one coming in September.

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