Quick Baby Knits
Today I’m trying something new! I have 4 booklets that are from 80 pages (3 of them) to one at 128 pages. They all come to us from the British Designer, Debbie Bliss. She is especially known for amazing photography, classic styles and wonderful kids/baby knitting patterns.
I am lumping this group together. What do they have in common? Three are published in 1998/1999 and the longer one in 2002.
Quick Baby knits – back cover
On one of my London trips, I visited Debbie’s yarn shop and visited with Debbie.
Debbie Bliss’s shop
While I visited her shop, got one of the books signed by Debbie.
Nautical Knits for Kids
Debbie is also known her oversized kid’s knits.
The Family Collection
A nice booklet of designs for babies, kids, women and men.
Cotton Knits for all seasons
The largest of these books includes 25 projects. Cotton is versatile and as the booklet title suggest – great for many seasons.
So why am I moving these 4 booklets off my shelf? The main reason is that they ultimately are books of patterns and not patterns I would probably ever use. Sorry Debbie!
Sensational Knitted Socks
I’ve lumped these two books together and I’m putting them into the category of “why are these in my library?”. I have NO idea of where they came from or why I have them. I went through a period of being very interested in sock knitting so – maybe?
Sensational Knitted Socks – back cover
More Sensational Knitted Socks – back cover
I think the info in both books outstanding, but the designs and the colors are not to my liking. From the back covers, you can begin to see why I’ve decided to move these two books off my shelves.
Foot sizes for women
From sock yarn to sock basic to tables for sizing socks for women, men and children, Charlene Church’s attention to detail is evident.
Info on sock yarn
Again, technical sections are really well done.
Including stitches that make sense for sock knitting is a plus in both books.
Charts for mosaic designs
While I didn’t care for the color combos of the socks, these charts are well done and easy to follow. See some examples below.
10-stitch mosaic sock patterns
Solid 5-st patterns
If you are a sock knitter or what to be one, these books published in 2005 and 2007 would be perfect. I’m going to have to live without them!