What to Knit When You’re Expecting – Review & Giveaway!

I am a bit behind on book reviews but I cannot NOT blog about this particular book before Baby H arrives!

It's Nikki Van De Car's What to knit When You're Expecting.

I got to know Nikki from my time in Hoboken, NJ while working (and playing) at Patricia's Yarns. I was so thrilled for her when she told me about her new book and I'm so happy to share it here.

The book starts out with some great tips on techniques and baby sizing sizing. I really enjoy the sizing part as I know I am trying to knit things that are seasonal and size appropriate. The book is cleverly divided into 3 sections called Trimesters.


The First Trimester is filled with simple patterns including cute baby mittens, a beautiful honeycomb blanket and these SHORTS (so making those!), it's perfect for those first few months of getting into the pregnancy groove and if you're sick as a dog some simple stockinette is sometimes all you can concentrate with! (not to mention Pregnancy Brain!)

In the 2nd Trimester patterns get a little harder with striping and lace work. My favorites are the Tutu, Ike's Vest and the Autumn Leaves Sweater.




Finally the 3rd Trimester section is brilliantly filled with quick knits! As you get closer to that due date you never know how much knitting you can get done. 


The chicadee hat, time flies booties and the above Owl and Monkey pillows are my favorites here.

All in all a great pattern book that is filled with knits for not only your special one but for friends and family who are also expecting! 

I'm happy to offer a copy to one of my fabulous readers! Leave me a comment by Tuesday, Feb 26th.

Happy Knitting!

29 thoughts on “What to Knit When You’re Expecting – Review & Giveaway!

  1. Katie Lynn says:

    This book looks like everything I’ve been looking for in a baby pattern book! I have been seeing it around but never had a chance to look at the patterns. I am definitely going to get my hands on a copy


  2. Carly Jones says:

    Oh my gosh. That book looks adorable and as a mother of a 7 week old it would be awesome to have some new knitting ideas… I was knitting a lot if baby booties before baby j got here.


  3. Denise says:

    Just learned my sister is expecting her first grandbaby and I am making a whole new Rav queue devoted to Baby-osity. Have you posted any baby knits on your ravelry finished projects? Any recommendations?


  4. Jennafer Carlin Rosset says:

    Hi Margaux!
    Cute, cute, cute book. Want to knit the owl for my boys. Speaking of, can’t wait to see pics of your new boy when he arrives. xoxo jen


  5. Katie Valicka says:

    I love the tutu! Looked at the other patterns on Ravelry and the rest of them look great too. Would love to make the Autumn Leaves Sweater.


  6. Karate says:

    Ah! This is perfect timing! Thanks for the chance to win this lovely book!
    That owl pillow is so great. I’m off to look up the blanket!


  7. Jordan says:

    I’ve just recently learned to knit, this week will be week 10 of knitting class. I would love to have this book to practice my new skills and make sweet things for my newborn niece and her two year old sister.


  8. Eyeyarn says:

    Looks like a great book for an expectant grandmother. No concerns about morning sickness interfering with knitting production!


  9. Meredith says:

    That tutu and the owl pillow are the cutest! I agree that sizing is a tricky issue with baby knits. I know everything will fit a baby eventually, but August is not the ideal time to fit into a wool sweater. It looks like a great book!


  10. Lex says:

    I would love to have this book, I reserved it at our library over a month ago and have been waiting patiently while knitting hats. I’m a beginner (mom and knitter) with just enough experience to take on a few more ambitious projects and this looks like a perfect fit.


  11. jamy says:

    I have a lot of babies to knit for and this book looks great. Also, my birthday is on the 26th, so this would be a wonderful present. 🙂


  12. Susanna says:

    This book is so sweet. Everyone in my family is getting married so babies will probably not be too far behind. This book looks like a great way for me to get a head start on gifts!


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