My current work in progress:

Seaforth designed by Alice Starmore, knit in British Breeds 5-ply Guernsey Wool on US 3 needles.


Modern Baby Knits

I have another cute book to review:


This is Modern Baby Knits: 23 Knitted Baby Garments, Blankets, Toys and More! by Tanis Gray and it features 23 patterns for clothing, toys and blankets, all using 3 or fewer skeins of yarn. Published by Interweave, it’s available now in paperback or eBook format.

You can see all the patterns here on Ravelry.

And I picked a few favorites:


This is the Elizabeth Tunic, by Taiga Hilliard Designs. It is knit from DK weight yarn (Dream in Color Everlasting DK) and the pattern is available in 7 sizes. Knit from the top down, it looks relatively easy and is very cute!


I love the sweet simplicity of this bunny, designed by Melissa Schaschwary. It is knit from sport weight yarn (Debbie Bliss Baby) Cashmerino and stands up courtesy a beanbag inserted in the body. Very clever!


There are several blanket patterns in the book and my favorite is the modern Filigree Blanket by Tanis Gray. It’s knit from bulky weight yarn (Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio Chunky) so you can whip it out pretty quickly.


The ZigZag Vest by Helen Rose is knit from worsted weight (Classic Elite Yarns Liberty Wool) and features jogless stripes with some slipped stitches to add interest.

All in all, a lovely collection of knitted goods for a little one!

Who’d like my review copy?

To be entered in a drawing to receive my copy of Modern Baby Knits: 23 Knitted Baby Garments, Blankets, Toys and More! by Tanis Gray, leave a comment on this blog post by next Wednesday (May 18) at noon Eastern Time.

Current WIP

I have finished the back of Kinsale:


Loki is just completely worn out with supervising me:




  1. First? The book looks fun.

  2. Three new grandchildren make this of exceptional interest! I like the classic looks!
    Thank you!
    DelightedHands´s last blog post ..A First!

  3. Our friends recently announced their first baby girl, so I’ve been on the lookout for cute patterns. Love the bunny!

  4. I’m always on the lookout for baby patterns. I love the almost instant gratification. Kinsale is looking great.

  5. Love knitting for my grandchildren and these patterns look wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Michelle says:

    Have been admiring these patterns on ravelry as they keep popping up in suggested patterns. Can’t resist baby knits!

  7. Magdalena says:

    I am a big fan of knitted baby blankets. The green one looks just great.

  8. I have several babies in my life and would be happy to win this book to help knit for them.
    sprite´s last blog post ..weekending (and the week ahead)

  9. I have twins to knit for so this would come in handy.

  10. MaryEllen says:

    I have a new granddaughter! I’d love this book!

  11. What a fun book this looks to be! Thank you for the opportunity to win the book! That cute Loki is a hard worker!

  12. Jeanie Babbage says:

    People keep having babies, so it is nice to have a go-to for gifts!

  13. Birgit Rosenberg says:

    Baby knitting is so satisfying. I would love this book.

  14. Janelle Serio says:

    Oooh! What good timing! I recently found out I am going to be a grandmother for the first time.
    This would just cut the bill for grandmotherly knitting!

  15. Deborah Gajee says:

    About to start knitting booties for a friend. Might find a few more patterns to try.

  16. Nancy P says:

    Another lovely book you are offering to share. Thank you and thanks to the author and publisher. My first grandchild is due in a few months. This book could keep me busy for several years to come!

  17. I would love to win this book! Knitting for babies and kids is my favorite knitting. I always have something for a little one on my needles. This book looks very cute. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win this book!

  18. Carrie Clinton says:

    Such nice patterns and I have a baby niece coming this October!

  19. Susan James says:

    looks like a really good book!! I need to knit some baby gifts too!

  20. I love knitting baby gifts!

  21. Stella Matthes says:

    Looking forward to being a first time grandmother in October, gathering up yarn to start knitting baby patterns, so this would be awesome.

    Love Kinsale!

  22. Jane Kettlewell says:

    I have 6 young grandchildren including a set of twins. I knit for them often. This book would get lots of use.

  23. Would be happy if I was picked to win. Love knitting baby blankets. So nice of you to always do things like this.

    Joan from Wisconsin

  24. I’d would love to have this! I have so many babies to knit for this summer and would love some new patterns.

  25. Michelle says:

    This books looks like a lot of fun. . .I love to knit baby afghans for my grandkids and my friends babies and grandbabies. I think I’ll go check out the other patterns on Ravelry now!

  26. Neat book.

  27. Lynn Kenny says:

    We’ve a new granddaughter expected in June so this book would be just the ticket!

  28. What a great book! Just in time for my new grandson! Thanks for the chance to win.

  29. Roseann E says:

    All the patterns are adorable! I expressly like the ZigZag Vest. Thank you for offering up this book as a giveaway.

  30. Love knitting for children, especially babies. And I’m always on the lookout for new favs. Thanks for the heads-up.

  31. Some adorable patterns in there! Thanks for the review.

  32. Lovely book!

  33. Babies just keep appearing.

  34. Too cute!!! I have two great nieces and one niece that would love for their Aunt to knit them some pretty new things from this adorable book.

  35. Love, love, love the book!

  36. I’ve got a new great-niece coming. Time to get knitting! 🙂

  37. Hannah Tatem says:

    Love to have this book. I was just told we’re going to have our first GIRL grandchild!

  38. Melanie B says:

    Such perfect timing – I need to knit a baby gift! Loki looks adorable as always.

  39. The modern projects n this book look like so much fun. I have a niece that I could see wearable ng some of these. I would look ‘ve to win a copy for sure.
    Pamela Dalbec´s last blog post ..Modern Baby Knits

  40. With two new grand babies I would love to have this book

  41. I have a whole gaggle of grandnieces and grandnephews that need new sweaters.

  42. Amy Schulze says:

    I love to knit baby things! Pick me!

  43. Cute patterns. Like the idea of something in a thicker yarn so you can finish the project before they outgrow the need.

  44. Love this book

  45. knitting-bine says:

    what a nice tunic on the cover, please put me in for drawing 🙂

  46. It looks like an interesting book to work from for the grandkids and baby presents.

  47. Linda G Howell says:

    Cute book. You can never have too many baby gifts on hand. Kiss Loki for me.

  48. Katelyn M says:

    This looks just as cute as the crochet version. I love making things for my son and I know he would love the sweater with the pocket! Thanks for the chance to win.

  49. I make a lot of stuff for charity – baby items. I do the same over and over. Would be fun to try new patterns. Check out my ravelry- Seajaes. I put lots on there.

  50. I love the bunny as well. And Taiga Hilliard Designs are easy to follow, so that should be a win:win. Thanks for the chance!

  51. Cathy J says:

    Awwww, too cute! And way too many good choices. Thanks for the opportunity.

  52. P J Coldren says:

    I have two great-nephews, a great-niece, and one on the way . . . there are SO many ways I could use the patterns in this book! Thanks for the chance to win

  53. I’m constantly on the hunt for new and cute baby patterns. I’d love a copy! Plus, I feel a bit proprietary (and/or proud?) since Tanis is a local.


  54. Modern Baby Knits. Just what I need to keep up with all my friends’ new grandchildren.

  55. A fellow knitter of mine will be delivering her second child soon. This would make a great gift for her.
    Loki is too cute for words!

  56. Ettenna says:

    I love to knit for babies. I love Tanis Gray. I sure hope my name gets picked. I have a grand baby due in August & can’t wait to start knitting for he/she.

  57. Theresa says:

    Oh my goodness, what a precious book, perfect for this great-gran who just keeps having new great-grandbabies!

  58. Elsebeth says:

    I would love to win these new inspirations for gift knitting…

  59. I’d love to win this. Baby things are such fun to knit.

  60. I’d love it! The patterns are so cute, and I love that they use relatively little yarn.

  61. Cathy B says:

    Very cute patterns. Would love to be the lucky winner.

  62. RobinF. says:

    Really cute patterns. I know a few moms-to-be that would love some of those items. Hope I win.

  63. This looks like such a lovely book. Yummy patterns for the grandkids. Thanks for the giveaway!

  64. Cute patterns. I don’t have many children’s patterns in my library, but these look see UK per cute.

  65. Ginger Klein says:

    We have a new baby coming 8/8 to knit for. This would come in handy!! 😉

  66. I love knitting for my granddaughter! She gets sweaters and I learn new techniques, win win!

  67. Debbie M says:

    Another book my mother in law would love. She knits for her great-grandchildren!

  68. Janice M. says:

    Knitting for my grandson from patterns in this book would be so much fun. Thank you for the review and the giveaway.

  69. Jennifer T says:

    Cute patterns. Thanks for the chance.

  70. As a new grandma with friends having grand babies too, I’d love to have this book.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  71. Looks like a great book!

  72. This book has such cute patterns and I’m alreadt a fan of Tanis Gray.

  73. Lots of good looking patterns in this book!
    Robin V´s last blog post ..“Come to Redeem Us, Come to Deliver – Here is Hope!”

  74. great book!

  75. There are so many classic but cute design in this book.

  76. Ginny Ellsworth says:

    That sweater vest is so cute. I have to go look at the rest of the patterns now.

  77. The book looks awesome. Such cute baby knits. Thanks for the giveway.

  78. Cute choices. I would like to win the book. 🙂 Poor Loki. My Pepper is asleep on my desk. She left me enough room to use my mouse. 🙂

  79. Ooooh, nice patterns! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  80. Pam from Kansas says:

    Thanks for the opportunity. That looks like a nice book.

  81. Anita T. says:

    Would love to win this book, thanks for the opportunity.

  82. Martha Rice says:

    New grandbaby expected soon. This book would be perfect! Thanks,

  83. What a great book! Baby knitting and gifts are such a great way to say I Love You. Thanks for the chance.

  84. GeniaKnitz says:

    I went ahead and bought the book since I rarely win anything and am SO happy to own it. Tons of cute stuff. I love just about everything in it, which is rare for me.

  85. Looks like a great book!