One-Stitch Baby Knits

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I loved the patterns in this book! It was a hard choice to pick just a few of the patterns for the baby showers & new babies in our family.  The new moms loved the outfits and will cherish them. Thanks!
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I received an ARC of this book to read through NetGalley in exchange for a fair review. One-Stitch Baby Knits is a collection of 22 easy to intermediate level garter stitch baby patterns by Val Pierce. The patterns are well written and the instruction clear and concise. Some of the photos seem quite small but then I read the ebook version on an iPad mini so I assume they will be larger in the print version. The technique instructions are good for right handed knitters but if you are a lefty like me I would look for another source for technique instructions.  I would recommend this book for beginning knitters.  Publishing Date June 10. 2019 #NetGalley #OneStitchBabyKnits #ValPierce #FoxChapel Publishing #IMMLifestyleBooks
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This book contains some cute and quick patterns to make baby items. A few of the items seem “grannyish” but there are some that are really cute like the mittens The patterns are well written. I plan to make a couple of items for the new grandbaby that is coming in a few months.
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I have downloaded this because come the end of May, my extended family is going to welcome a new member and I thought there is no better way to do that than by equipping them with warm and cozy things to wear.

This lovely book features so many cute designs, with a great variety of clothes and accessories. 

It starts with a beginners must-have description of tools, materials and techniques one needs to know to make these super easy but gorgeous pieces. It features lovely photos and detailed descriptions. 

I can't wait to make the bunny ear hat! I hope the little one will love it 😳
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What a cute book of baby knits! The projects in this book are simple enough for a determined beginner but hold a decent amount of visual interest. Everything is worked flat and in garter stitch, for those who are not into purling or circular knitting. It would be easy for more experienced knitters to adjust these patterns and add in some visual interest that may have been sacrificed for simplicity. I probably wouldn't make anything in this book more than once, but definitely see the value in a collection of easy baby knits!
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One-Stitch Baby Knits is a great book for who are learning how to knit.  There are excellent  photographs depicting the steps and lessons.  As you move along through the book the projects get progressively more  advanced.  There is no shaping and no necklines.  There are 22 delightful items for baby.  If knitting has tickled your crafty side this book is a good way to start.  Nicely done.
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This gem of a book contains delightful option after option for gifts using only garter stitch.  Even better than the fact that they make use of only one stitch, is the fact that they are downright adorable and gift-able.  Because the projects are small, they are perfect for beginning knitters to practice with, without too great an investment in time or yarn costs.
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This book is full of cute, easy patterns for babies all using the garter stitch (no purling!). Pictures are good, instructions are clear. I have added several to my "to knit" list.
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Great book! The directions were clear. I loved the pictures as well as the fact that there were different levels of knitting patterns. Though I have never made one, this book gives me the confidence to try and knit a baby sweater (Striped Yoke Cardigan). I received a copy of this book for an honest review.
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Most everyone who knits enjoys knitting for babies.  I know that whenever I had a friend who was pregnant I would immediately try to figure out a great hand-made knit for the new baby. "One-Stitch Baby Knits" by Val Pierce is a great go-to book for baby knits.  And if you are new to knitting it has very good instructions on a ton of knitting terms and techniques.  This book would be a great addition to a knitter's library.
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One-stitch baby Knits by Val Pierce is beautifully presented, with lovely clear pictures throughout. The patterns only use garter stitch and minimal shaping, so are perfect for beginners, or for people that haven’t knitted for a while - full instructions on how to knit, on the increases and creases used in the patterns, and how to choose yarns and work out your gauge so you’ll be happy with your finished item are included at the start of the book, so you should be able to knit any of the patterns even if your knitting skills are a little rusty.

The book contains lots of lovely basic projects. All would make lovely gifts for a new baby. There’s good variety, with blankets, booties, some clothing and some accessories. There are some gorgeous designs featuring cute appliqué features, such as a teddy face, a sailboat and a cow face.

Only drawback is that there is only one size given for most patterns - these really are small baby patterns. There are a few sizes offered for the striped raglan cardigan, but no indication if roughly what age child that might correspond to, which could be a problem if you’re not familiar with babies.

In summary, this book would be a good choice for someone who hasn’t knitted for a while, but is expecting a new arrival in the family.
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This knitting book would be perfect for a beginner, with simple patterns that only require one type of stitch. From easy patterns like a baby bib up to intermediate and more experienced patterns like a baby cardigan, this book has a variety of cute projects both small and large. If you only have a few hours, you could knit up some sweet baby booties in a flash! Or if you have time for a larger project, you could try one of the adorable sweater and hat combinations.

With clear instructions and photos to illustrate the stitches, this book is easy to follow and full of information.
I really like the beautiful colors and sweet details on each knitting project!

Disclaimer: I received an ecopy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.
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One-Stitch Baby Knits: 22 Easy Patterns for Adorable Garments and Accessories Using Garter Stitch by Val Pierce
Book starts out with smaller color photos of the projects with their title, TOC where introduction and tips and hints.
Patterns are broken up into levels.
Everything you would need is discussed also shown with color photos.
How to knit is shown with step by step instructions. Conversion charts and abbreviations are also shown.
Each of the projects are color coded by the level of expertise. Each pattern includes the level, title, summary of the item and materials needed along with gauge, measurements and other useful information.
Color photos of the item are included. Step by step written directions are given, showing you how to do it via a color photo.
What I love about this book is it is for everyone-no matter what level you are. the projects are very useful and easy to make.
Love the color combinations of the projects-they really go together well.
Like color code of each level so if you are unsure if you'd be able to do the project you can view the level easily.
There are so many I want to make as I knit for charity for infants and young babies.
Index and acknowledgements are included and about the author.
Would love to read more of this author's works.
Received this review copy from Fox Chapel Publishing via IMM Lifestyle Books from Netgalley and this is my honest opinion.
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Baby knits are so cute!  There are some really neat designs in this book.  Regardless of whether you are a beginner or expert knitter, there are projects in here for every skill level.  My personal favorite is the Cow's Head applique.  I haven't tried to knit any of these projects yet but the instructions are pretty straightforward and similar to other patterns that I've knitted.
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This wasn't quite as good as I expected.  Some of the patterns (especially the cow set on the cover) were very cute, but I didn't find the other patterns to be items I was interested in making.  This would be a good book for those just starting to knit or who were looking to master different stitches.
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Facili e adorabili: una combinazione vincente, che fa di questo libro un aiuto prezioso per chi sta imparando a sferruzzare. E regala una miniera di idee per pensieri piccoli e grandi, fatti col cuore, a chi ha in casa un pupo.
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This is a good book for beginning knitters as it provides helpful tips and information on materials and tools and the techniques used in making the patterns. Garter stitch is great for beginners. I'll list my impressions below.


Informative. There is discussion on yarn types and tools, gauge swatching, etc.

The abbreviations in the patterns are clearly explained, which is nice.

The designs are great for beginners and they're quick knits for gifting.

The patterns seem to be complete and easy to understand, if a bit briefly worded.

There are many patterns to choose from, which is nice.


The huge concern for me is that many of the photos still display the Shutterstock logo/watermark and other watermarks from photographers. This means the photos aren't purchased. Paid photos don't have the watermarks. I'd suggest that this issue be fixed because it could present copyright issues (and it looks very unprofessional). It's such an issue that it's affecting my rating by two stars.

The pattern assembly instructions are extremely brief. This may confuse beginning knitters, though they seem easy enough to follow for experienced knitters.

Overall, I'd rate this book 2.5 - 3 stars. I'd give 4 if the photo issue were solved. In a published book, it would be unthinkable to have watermarked photographs. I did not post this review on Amazon because I don't want to negatively impact sales.
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A very useful book of knitting patterns for babies with lovely photographs to get an aspiring knitter inspired..  Easy to follow patterns and a section at the beginning depicting basic skills to get started.  I do a small amount of knitting for the local maternity unit as they always want blankets and other items for newborns in the special care unit which the mothers are then allowed to keep.  My own granddaughter was in special care and has a lovely blanket which was knitted by friends of the hospital so I am certainly going to use the blanket patterns (especially the one with the 3 little faces at the top - delightful) to create blankets for this use as a way of the thanking the unit for the care given.  Some of the patterns are just delightful plus being practical, not sure about the knitted dribble bibs though.  I will be busy with my needles.
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I am so excited to make some of these adorable knits for our baby that is currently cooking! Very cute patterns with detailed instructions and lots of pictures! Awesome choice if you would like to knit for your baby or for a baby shower gift!
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One-Stitch Baby Knits is a beginner tutorial and pattern guide for knitting baby projects with garter stitch by Val Pierce. Due out 10th June 2019 from Fox Chapel, it's 144 pages and available in paperback format.

Knitting is a valuable skill and hobby. It's portable, versatile, relatively inexpensive to start with, quiet and fun. A lot of people take up knitting when they're expecting or have a friend/family member who's expecting. Baby items are quick to knit and require little in the way of materials. There is, however, a dearth of appealing beginner accessible baby items.

This book has 22 patterns in garter stitch. (The earlier cover states 25 patterns, but the e-ARC I was sent contains 22 and the new cover reflects the correct number). There is an array of patterns including baby 'staples' such as hats, booties, bibs, and blankets. They are arranged into beginner, intermediate, and experienced levels, but none of the patterns would be frustrating for a keen beginner, especially if they have access to a local knitting shop or experienced knitting friend or relative. The author also includes a number of projects which use 3 dimensional surface techniques to make dolls and pictures which are part of the project, like a snuggle blanket with a 3D duck head on it and a really cute cow hat/mitten set. A fair number of the projects incorporate embroidered details as well.

This is a beginner accessible book and roughly 20% of the page content is used in the introduction and how-to-knit section. The yarns used are widely accessible and easily sourced. There will be an included index and the table of contents includes a useful pictorial gallery in color with page numbers.

Three stars, higher for folks who really love garter stitch and don't mind embroidered details on knits.
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