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The Ultimate Book of Baby Knits – Debbie Bliss

March 3, 2011

Last year I was lucky enough to review The Knitter’s Year by Debbie Bliss and I loved it. The book still sits by my bed and every so often I flick through the gorgeous pictures – I’ve even just cast on the peg bag ready to grace my washing line in summer. So there was no way I could turn down the opportunity to have a sneak peek at Debbie Bliss’s latest book, The Ultimate Book of Baby Knits, which is due out in April this year.

This is a compilation of Debbie Bliss’s 50 favourite patterns for babies and toddlers from 3 of her previous books: Blankets Bears and Bootees, Simply Baby, and Essential Baby. Perhaps if you already have these books then there will be too much overlap here for you, but I don’t have any of them so it is all new to me. Luckily, I now have a baby niece and two other friends who have just had babies, so I will get to try out the patterns as my girls are too old for these now. Although, as Faith is quite a small 3 year old, I think there might be a few patterns that will still be suitable for her.

As with the Knitter’s Year, the photos in this book are wonderful and the range of patterns makes you want to dive into your yarn stash and cast on a whole host of things immediately! This book will take pride of place in my bedtime reading pile, while I flick through and plan what I will knit for all the small people I know. The building blocks immediately caught my eye as something I want to try and the little jackets and cardigans are just beautiful. There are also several sets of items so you can make blankets, bootees and teddies all to match. Just adorable!

The book is currently available to pre-order on Amazon and is due to be published on April 4th 2011.

This is a review post: I was sent a free copy of the book.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. March 7, 2011 11:42 am

    I’m a Debbie Bliss fan too. I trust the patterns to turn out how they look (which I can’t say the same for others I’ve tried).

    I love it when it’s a book I think I would make quite a few things from.

    • amylane permalink*
      March 7, 2011 1:19 pm

      Her books are just so darn pretty! Hope my peg bag turns out looking like the picture 🙂

  2. Fiona permalink
    September 20, 2011 8:45 am


    I love DB patterns for little ones and am debating about whether to get this book for the blankets, bootees and bears book (I already have simply baby, but not essential baby). One pattern I am keen to try is the teddy bear that I know is in the blankets (etc) book, but I can’t find any pics of the patterns in the ultimate book to be sure if the teddy is that one or the one from simply baby. Would you be able to let me know what the teddy bear pattern looks like in this one? Is it a simple, single bear, or is it a slightly more structured bear with felt for its paws (and possibly with a pattern for a larger bear in chunky also). It would be really handy in helping me decide. Unfortunately I don’t have a shop nearby that stocks DB books and so I am internet dependant and can’t flick through one to see!

    Thank you!

    • amylane permalink*
      September 28, 2011 9:13 am


      The teddy bear pattern is just a simple one. If you want me to send a photo of the page for you then feel free to drop me a line.

      Best wishes,
      Amy x

  3. Fiona permalink
    September 28, 2011 9:20 am

    Thanks. I have managed to find out which one it is, its the one from simply baby that I already have. Thanks again.

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