Mel Clark's book, "Knitting Gifts for Baby" also covers patterns for toddlers. Her patterns are projects for everyday, with a unique flair for that special day. You may already be familiar with her designs from books and magazines. This book is over sized and soft covered.
The hat on the front cover shouts, "open me". Find 25 patterns from sweaters, cardigans, kimonos, bootie/socks and one or two more unexpected items. Baby kimono shirts are always a great gift. "Kimono" is a wrap cardigan done with simplicity. The edging is a cable cast-on. "Papoose" snuggly sack knit from the top down to customize the length. Toasty is the word that comes to mind. The "Party Shrug" is worked side to side in two pieces. Knit in cashmere pink pearl, with an i-cord bow. She will be the belle of the ball.
Large photographs of the items are nicely captured. Mel writes about substituting yarns. The projects in this book are done in natural and some in organic yarns. She recommends you use whatever you have. Don't be afraid to substitute wool for cotton or the other way around.
What will you knit first? You never know when you need a baby gift.