It's well known that the impending arrival of a baby leads many people to dream of handcrafting wonderful whimsicals. Master UK knitter and author Bliss shrewdly capitalizes on these emotions, demonstrating exactly how even rank beginners can knit simple garments for 3- to 24-month-old children.
Far different from her Baby Knits Book (2003), this concentrates on 15 projects graduated either in terms of technique or in level of difficulty. Photography is magazine-lush and close-up enough for readers to pick out individual stitches; the illustrations, too, provide easy-to-understand accompaniments to very straightforward directions. The patterns are classic silhouettes that allow for colorful interpretation or elegant monochromatic hues: a garter-stitch scarf, cushions with buttonholes, two-needle socks, a V-neck sweater with pockets. What the best-dressed tot and toddler could wear.