Best Baby knitting book

Recently I was asked by my friend Michelle where the pattern came from for this sweater that I knit for Izumi.

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She also received the bonnet to go with the sweater:

 

I have knit almost every pattern out of this baby book.  It is the one that I go back to time and again, as I love the raglan sleeves for little ones.  The front cover shows a carriage blanket that I knit for Ethan when he was a baby, and gave to them for Izumi.  That one was a beautiful coral color, with a sparkly sheen, unfortunately, I do not have a photo of it.

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In fact, this was not the only sweater from this book that I knit for Izumi before the was born, I also gave her this one at the baby shower, along with the matching hat:

 

You can see that the book is a bit worse for wear, so I decided that it was time to order a replacement.  It was pretty easy to find on Amazon, and not at all expensive.

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One would think that I could then give away the scrappy copy, but I opted to keep both.

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You might be wondering why.  I want to keep knitting these patterns, and my original book was not going to last long.  However, sentimentality kept me from giving away the first.

This book was published in 1973, I was the big knitter in the house at the time.  Even though my mother had taught me to knit, she was not knitting at that time.  In fact, she never took up knitting again, but delved into crocheting lace doilies, and extensive quilting.  So, when I saw her name at the front of the book, I was not sure why, since this was most likely purchased (at Meijer Thrifty Acres, next to the Red Heart yarn) for me to knit gifts for family and friends.

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I know that i knit this green sweater for a neighbor’s new baby:

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And here are my favorites, I love the raglan sleeves and how they fit so well on babies.

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This coat is on my “bucket list” to make for Izumi.  I never had time to knit something like this when Sofia was little.  I think that this would be a cute coat to have.

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If you are interested in this book, it is available on Amazon here.  And, it is only slightly more expensive than the $1.50 we paid IN 1973!