The wonder of babies; from their tiny little hands to their chubby little legs and tiny feet. Frederique Alexandre's beautiful book, "Baby Booties and Socks" has 50 knits for tiny toes and includes a couple of crochet patterns. There are booties for special occasions, just for fun, cold and warm weather and cozy socks. The socks are patterned with cables, lace, stripes, Fair Isle and more.
It is easy to get addicted knitting for babies. This well done book is filled with eye candy. Full page photographs that are clear and detailed, will only make your decision of which one to knit first more difficult. Sizes range from newborn to two years.
The book's cover flaps include abbreviations, a ruler and can act as a book mark. Knitting and crochet step by step written and line drawn instructions are included. Whether you are a beginner or have knit for babies before, these patterns are quick and easy. Use up your stash or splurge on a luxury fiber. The patterns don't require much yarn.
'Little Imp' is reminiscent of the entertaining court jester. It has pompoms adorning each of the three points on the garter stitch cuff. The bootie is knit using two colors. 'Woolly Gaiters' are easy leg warmers to knit. Leg warmers are great, if the sun should hide behind a cloud and a cool breeze comes up and all baby has on is a onesie and booties. The 'Little Legwarmers' patterns has a delicate bobble and lace design.
'Cinderella Slippers' are crocheted and lace up like a ballerina's slippers. These are so pretty and dainty you will want to make them in several colors. 'Top Trainers' are the booties for the baby to get a head start in their athletic training. With the look of navy blue sneakers and white lace, they are sure to give a sporting edge.
This book has a wonderful assortment of baby booties and socks. It would also be a welcomed gift for a new mom or grandma to be. "Baby Booties and Socks" may be just the book your personal library is missing.