cover vintage babiesVintage Knits for Babies by Rita Taylor

This collection of knits for babies features designs based on vintage baby clothes from the 1920s to 1950s.

The patterns are grouped into loose categories (Christening, Out & About, Wrap Up Warm, etc) and are often presented as sets (gown, booties, and bonnet, for example). There’s also a section on toys, including an adorable bunny called the Primrose Rabbit, and a set of building blocks (great for stashbusting scraps).

I count a total of 30 different patterns and pattern sets (the total pattern count would be a lot more).  Unfortunately only two patterns are listed on Ravelry. :/

Sizing ranges from one size only to two or three (including sweaters/garments); one cardigan was offered in four sizes.

Many of the patterns include lace details; the others are textured, including a cute textured sailboat motif.  There are a couple stranded designs, including a teddy bear sweater. Although many of the patterns are modeled by girls, and the styling of the book is very romantic, there are plenty of patterns that are unisex.


I received my copy from the publisher.