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« on: January 15, 2007 01:55:54 PM »

My first attempt at a baby sweater!!  Well, *any* sweater for that matter.  I call it "French" because I bought the pattern, yarn, and buttons from a lovely French woman who owns a baby clothing shop on the Left Bank in Paris.  I just love the way it closes with just two buttons!  The pattern was completely beginner-friendly, too.  I don't know if I will run into copyright issues if I post it.  It was just stockinette stitch, with moss stitch around the edges.  I think you could make the entire body as one piece, but I made the front 2 sides and the back seperately.

Yay, I made a garment!  Grin



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« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2007 05:13:19 AM »

Wow!!  I love everything about this .... it is the right color and pattern and I adore the little buttons!  You did great!!
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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2007 05:28:07 AM »

that's beautiful! excellent job. Smiley

i'm having a baby in june and i'd love to know what pattern you used so i can buy it for myself, if that's even possible here in the states.

that is just pretty!
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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2007 12:46:47 PM »

Anniefee (and anyone else interested),
Feel free to e-mail me and I can give you directions!

rachel (at) craftyrachel (dot) com

The designer's name is Florence and her website is
www.chezflorence.co m

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« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2007 01:31:03 PM »

Anniefee (and anyone else interested),
Feel free to e-mail me and I can give you directions!

rachel (at) craftyrachel (dot) com

The designer's name is Florence and her website is
www.chezflorence.co m

 Smiley

hey cool, thanks! the only issue is copyright. i don't know the designer (and i can't read french) so i don't know her stance on sharing her patterns. is the pattern available for sale on her website? maybe you can help translate Smiley thank you! i'll be emailing...
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« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2007 04:47:57 PM »

This is awesome, Rachel!  Grin

It looks store-bought.  I love the buttons. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2007 04:23:25 AM »

Here are some directions on how to get the pattern  Cheesy:

on chezflorence.com, go to "ouvrages en kit" and then click on "tricot" on the side, and then the pattern I used is the very top one.  It's 10.20 euros for the entire kit (pattern and yarn and buttons) and the pattern is available in English!

I think that, in terms of getting it shipped to the States or having her just sell the pattern (and possibly send it to you electronically), I'd click on the "contact" form and just write your message in English - I think it should be fine, since the patterns are in English too!

Let me know if you need any help with all of that. Cheesy  Next time I'm in the neighborhood, I could also ask Florence if she could somehow sell the pattern online.  Her designs are too cute!
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« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2007 06:32:04 PM »

Wow... that's really beautiful.  Dang- I need to learn to knit!
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« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2007 08:25:41 AM »

OHHHHHHHHH tht sooooooooooo amazing!!! Everything is gr8 abt it!! color, pattern, design everything!!
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« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2007 09:33:17 AM »

Thanks!   Cheesy

I'm in the midst of making a nautical-looking one for a June baby (well, actually, I have three June babies to knit for...uh oh!  Undecided)
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