By Val Pierce, Trafalgar Square Books, $19.95, 96 pages

Cutest Ever Baby Knits is a book of baby knitting patterns, which, after an introduction of stitch dictionary and mechanics, the book goes on to include a typical set of knitting patterns. Included in the pattern set is cardigans, booties, hats, blocks, blankets and more. In addition to the typical knitting stitches and patterns, there are also patterns for interesting edging and items such as flowers and animal faces. What makes this book fun is that there is a cute and modern twist placed on the patterns, so that they feel fresh and new. Often my frustration with knitting books is that there are only a few patterns that I like, and those that are in a book feel dated and exhausted. On the other hand, this book is darling. The patterns are easy to knit and easy to read and to work without much prior knitting experience. Overall this is a great and refreshing book.

Rachel J. Richards