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« on: January 19, 2007 11:20:41 AM »

If I used 4mm needles instead of 8mm and DK yarn, wouldn't it come out, theoretically, half the size?? It's for a tiny 3 month old baby, so whatever small size it comes out, she will fit/grow into it!!

If I follow this, do you think the down-scaling would work, or will it come out odd shaped?  Undecided

Anyone made one for a baby??

I finished my third for myself today, but think it's just a few stitches to small across my back/around my arms. I'm hoping I can wash n stretch it just a bit. (Ironically, the first is perfect, the second a bit big, so I guess it's followed the sequence, wonder what the next one will be??)  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2007 11:49:34 AM »

Not quite half size, but maybe about 70%. You could still take the smaller needles/thinner yarn and cast on about 6 or 12 stitches less and go from there.

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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2007 07:49:47 AM »

I think the best way would be to find out how big the neckline needs to be (probably measure a finished garment in the correct size). Knit a gauge swatch with your yarn and needles. From there you can figure out how many stitches to cast on divide by 6 for the sections (the back uses two sections and if I recall correctly it is recommended that it be an odd number so the ribbing lines up with the raglan increases - so you might have to cast on one extra stitch).

The knitalong for this had several child sized ones but I don't recall any baby ones. I think it will be a cute, adorable, quick knit for a baby.
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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2007 12:24:57 PM »

"Cute, adorable, quick knit for a baby" Elijor- thats exactly what I was thinking!

I'm not very good at working out sizings for things like this (thats why I was hoping someone had done one before)!!

I shall give it a go, thanks for the info.  Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2007 12:49:18 PM »

I made one for my baby -- well, she was 15 months at the time.  Seriously easy.  Just start with the neck measurement as usual (measure loosely, was the lesson I learned) and do the increases till they fit around the arms, as usual.  Good luck!
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« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2007 07:15:49 PM »

That pic with the matching shrugs is just darling!
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« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2007 07:25:10 PM »

Yarnhag: Awww! so cute. Also, I love that you're "knitting a baby girl". lol.
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« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2007 11:58:31 AM »

Yarnhag: Awww! so cute. Also, I love that you're "knitting a baby girl". lol.

lol -- yup... lots and lots of increases!
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