Book Review: Lullaby Knits by Vibe Ulrik Sondergaard

Title:  Lullaby Knits: Over 20 knitting patterns for 0-2 year olds
Author:  Vibe Ulrik Sondergaard
Publication Date:  Sept 3, 2013

Price at time of review:

Kindle edition:  $15.04
Paperback:  $15.83
Book description from Amazon:
This beautiful new book of functional, stylish designs for babies contains over 20 unique knitting patterns for sweaters, cardigans, vests, dresses, blankets, bootees as well as a cosy wrap for mum.

Combining true comfort with contemporary design, in a world where time is precious and clothes are often mass-produced, Danish knitwear designer Vibe Ulrik Sondergaard has produced a delightful range of garments that are worth investing time into. Many of the designs focus on texture and shape in solid colours, and all aim to be comfortable for babies.

Beautiful stitches, quirky details, classic shapes and lush yarns are combined to inspire others to create their own unique garments and accessories.

My Rating:

3 out of 5 stars

3 out of 5 stars

My Review:
The designs in this book are really lovely.  Most feature an all-over pattern with nice styling and simple necklines perfect for babies and toddlers.  There are 22 projects included:  7 sweaters, 6 jacket/cardigans, 3 vests, and 6 misc (hat, booties, blankets).  The yarn used in most patterns is from Rowan or Debbie Bliss, so easy to find yarns.  All of the patterns are knit flat.  Here is a quick list of my pros and cons:

*Beautiful pictures and usually more than one per project.  Projects are shown on babies/toddlers and sometimes flat as well.
*The designs are simple enough for most knitters, but are still very stylish.
* Most of the designs are unisex, although some are just for girls.

*There are no charts for any of the patterns.  Not a huge problem, but some of the patterns would be easier to follow by chart.
*There are no schematics for the sweaters.  Again, not a huge problem, especially since these are all baby clothing, but I like schematics.
*While most patterns have instructions for 3-5 sizes in the 0-2 year old range, 1 of the sweaters has only 1 size (0-3month).

As I stated earlier, I really liked the designs in this book.  Some of them would be great adult patterns.  I think knitters of all levels will find something they want to make from this book.  I know I will be using this for the next baby gift I need to make!

*ARC courtesy of Anova Books, provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.  Thank you!*

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