Item description for Minnies: QuickKnits for Babies and Toddlers (Minnowknits Books) by Jil Eaton...
With more than 20 charming creations for youngsters from birth to three, this playful collection of knitwear for stylish little ones will get knitters' needles clicking. Designs are aimed at knitters of all levels, and the book includes an introductory section so that even a first-time knitter can make one of the adorable ensembles. The projects utilize big needles and bulky yarn, making these patterns rewarding and less time-consuming. Included are a snuggly kimono and bunting for a layette, jackets and sweaters for outdoor adventures, and hats and booties for toddlers' tops and toes. Charming details like bobbles, spirals, ruffles, and tassels enhance the simple pattern shapes, infusing them with unmistakable whimsy.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 7.75" Height: 9" Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Release Date Sep 28, 2005
Publisher Breckling Press
ISBN 1933308095 ISBN13 9781933308098
Availability 0 units.
More About Jil Eaton
Jil Eaton is internationally acclaimed for her children's wear and designs. She publishes and distributes her exclusive patterns under the popular MinnowKnits label and produces two collections annually for Vogue Knitting International. Eaton is an alumnus of the Graduate School of Design at Harvard.
Jil Eaton currently resides in Portland, in the state of Maine. Jil Eaton was born in 1949.
Reviews - What do customers think about Minnies: QuickKnits for Babies and Toddlers (Minnowknits Books)?
Nothing but good to say about this Great Book Jan 10, 2007
This book is one of my absolute favorites in my knitting library! And I have aLOT of books, all of EZ's, Sally Melville's and a slew of others. Minnies has it's own niche and of course would not have "everything you'd ever need to knit for babies" in it, but what it does have is a terrific selection of knits that are easy, up to date, fun, and well-recieved by the mom's. As far as mistakes, that is not always the designer's fault as many times it is out of her hands once it goes to editing/publishing. I have e-mailed Jil Eaton a couple of times for some help on a pattern and she's always responded quickly and graciously. I've made the "Mini Pini" and the "Flax Jax" for two different babies and the mothers absolutely loved them. I find that this book has more than some others, in that it includes schematics, which is a huge help. And she doesn't restrict you with "it has to be this yarn or it won't work" mentality. I love my book and it's a terrific and manageable price,too. I will never get rid of this book. And now that I am going to be a grandmother for the first, time I will be knitting alot more of these designs!
Great quick knits May 21, 2005
I love this book for making gifts for friends children. I've made the seedling sweater, the flax jax (no sewing together) and the cable-alls sweater many times and my friends love them. I did find an error on the flax jax. You don't need nearly as much yarn as the pattern calls for.
Well, I liked it! Jun 9, 2004
Cabled overalls, bulky vest, kimono, etc. Very cute and quick. No size 3 needles here! One of the top 3 for the 0-3 set I've seen yet! Quick and understandable for the beginner and a new perspective for experienced knitters to keep interested. A good one to keep around.
nEEDED: ONE GOOD PROOFREADER May 16, 2004
While reviewing the reviews for this book from others who have purchased it, I was amazed to see that no one remarked on the very obvious mistakes. Being a novice knitter, after completing 2 of the items in the book, I found that to avoid having these mistakes jump out at me while in the process of knitting the item, it would be better if I went over the instructions beforehand. I found so many mistakes, obvious mistakes, like not knowing that a garter stitch is a "knit every row". It was beginning to seem like a nightmare. You purchase all the equipment and then have to pray that the other instructions are correct. This book needs a good proofreader.
Nothing too inspiring Jan 20, 2004
I was disappointed with this purchase. The cover is so cute, but the only design that is really interesting is the pink and green hat with the pom poms. That just isn't enough to warrant buying the whole book.