Expectant Little Knits: Chic Designs for Moms to Be
By Suzanne J.E. Tourtillott published by Lark Books (January 1, 2008)
While the fashion industry has known for a while that pregnant women don’t want to wear ugly or tent like clothes, and the underwear industry finally seems to be getting the same message, there hasn’t been too much attention paid to great maternity clothes in the handknit arena. Until now. Expectant Little Knits is a collection of tops, tanks, dresses, shrugs, hoodies and tunics, all for pregnant figures and all gorgeous! They range in style from a casual babydoll top knitted in camo yarn, to a houndstooth tailored jacket designed for the office, to a filigree lace top. There is even a sweater to knit with a front opening for breastfeeding.
The biggest flaw that I can see with this book is that there are so many great things to knit, that a pregnant knitter would run out of time to make all the things she wanted to make from this book before the baby was born and she wasn’t pregnant any more. Another good reasons to be friends with people that knit!
About the author: Kate is a busy mother of four and has far too many craft projects on the go at any one time. These could include, but are not limited to, crochet, sewing, dyeing, paper making, spinning, felting and bookbinding. Kate has challenges in the areas of finishing things, saying no and craft supplies storage. She also has a very very patient and tolerant husband.