I must say, Vintage Baby Knits book is a must have for all moms-to-be and those who want to knit for babies. It has it all - baby blankets, pants, soakers, cardigans, socks, hats, toys and and and... Most of the patterns are knit in one piece - really, who would want to assemble those tiny items? A plus for me is that most of the patterns require fingering weight yarn which is available everywhere, is machine washable and comes in a variety of colours. And let's admit, all of us have that special sock yarn skein that is too nice to be hidden away in shoes.
What I do not like much about the book is that it only states the yarn needed for the pattern, but does not say what weight it is. Sure, with gauge info and Ravelry it is easy enough to find this out nowadays. It is just a simple information that could have been included.
I also enjoyed reading about knitting in the past and what influenced the changing styles of knitting patterns. Moreover, the author gives great suggestions when choosing the right yarn, pattern and size for a baby knit. There was nothing I had not thought of myself, but it was nice to see it all written out on one page.
All in all, a very recommendable purchase.