The 28 baby knitting patterns in, "What to Knit When You're Expecting" will be invaluable for anyone who is expecting a baby, or knows some one who is.
It is usefully divided into 3 trimesters with the first third being given over to larger projects such as blankets and sleeping bags, the second trimester includes garments for baby with the third being last minute quick makes such as some fun cushions, hats, bibs, mitts etc.
"The book is broken into 3 'trimesters', staggered so the more complex knits that would take longer come sooner in your pregnancy (if that's when you're actually knitting) and the quick, impatient knits are located towards the end when you're a little frazzled and impatient. I liked the idea and the variety that this offered in terms of choice: tv knitting or something I could sink my teeth into. Marvelous. Great for long term knitting as well as last minute gifts for friends who are expecting."
"My husband bought this book for me as a gift, I am expecting my second
child in the spring. I saw the patterns for this book on Ravelry and
they really were quite lovely. I was taken with the Maile cardigan and
the Striped Boatneck Sweater. The book is broken down into trimester's,
with patterns to knit in each, some more advanced than others. I have
been a knitter for a few years now and still consider myself to be a
novice, this collection is for those that have the basic stitches in
their repertoire, it's perfect for building new skills in some rather
I've had this book a week now and have knitted the lovely summer sky blanket, I had some perfect yarn in my stash and it's knitted up lovely, I particularly like the rice stitch edging, first time knitting that stitch and the instructions were simple to follow.
Overall there are 28 baby knitting patterns in this book ranging in age 0-12 months, I am really pleased with this book, it will give me plenty of 'little' projects to work on over the winter and in anticipation of the new arrival."
"Excellent book - would recommend book to anyone - excellent patterns for young babies. Good also if knitting for friends and family members who are expecting."
"The patterns are beautifully different from the usual baby knits, lovely photos and clear instructions. Ideal for the baby's first year."