I purchased Ninos Malabrigo Pattern book 9 because I have a nearly 3 year old granddaughter who LOVES new clothes. She is already quite the fashionista. Finding patterns for children is difficult at best unless you want toys, hats, mittens and sweaters. I was looking for shirts, dresses and skirts and Ninos delivers. The directions are clear and easy to follow. IF you are new to knitting, you will need reference books/online sources for some of the cast-on or bind-off recommendations. Great photos and charts (when needed) and not only printed in the USA but also using recycled paper and vegetable inks!