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MillipedeMama
« on: July 28, 2007 10:30:49 PM »

I am very new to knitting and I am looking for a sweater pattern for kids 2T and 4T.  Or a book with beginner patterns.  Any suggestions appreciated!
Thanks!!
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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2007 06:16:31 AM »

I'd look for an Elizabeth Zimmerman book with the Baby Surprise Jacket http://zimmermaniacs.blogspot.com/ or http://brooklyntweed.blogspot.com/2007/06/baby-surprise-jacket.html (he lists two books with it).  I think it is knit flat then seamed to create the jacket.

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sherry71
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2007 06:56:03 AM »

I made a cardigan for my daughter called "Tasia's Cardigan".  It is knit top down on one piece, it is a raglan & very easy.  If you have ever looked at the link for the Anthropologie Inspired capelet, it is very similar construction but this is made into a full cardigan that buttons down.  It is sold on the internet & many LYS but you may be looking for a free pattern as well.  Here is a link to where you can buy the pattern:

http://www.blackberry-ridge.com/tasiaswt.htm

Here is a couple links to a couple I made:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=162900.0

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=162903.0
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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2007 08:48:04 AM »

This one from Purl Soho is pretty easy. 

http://www.purlsoho.com/_gr/our_books/childplacketsweater.pdf
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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2007 03:33:38 PM »

two easy ones
http://margarethubertoriginals.com/CHILDTAN.html
http://margarethubertoriginals.com/CHILDBLUE.html
or try here
http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory.php
 Edit:- one more
http://www.berroco.com/192/192_penny.html
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« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2007 06:07:38 PM »

i really like haiku on knitty.  it's simple and it's gorgeous.
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« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2007 06:21:53 PM »

I'm pretty new to knitting too and I just knit this pattern.  http://theknittinggarden.com/gallery/aug-free-4.htm   It was suprisingly easy and when finished, my project actually resembled the one on the website!  (That rarely happens!)
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« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2007 10:23:54 PM »

The Child's Placket-Neck Sweater from Purl Soho, I wouldn't recommend it for a beginner.
In the original pattern, there were many errors! One being that the placket was off-center. I don't know if they corrected that part of the pattern.
I know of many people who have frogged this project several times. Myself included. Some have had many years of knitting experience too.

You'll find a lot of easier beginner patterns, if you sign up to join, www.lionbrand.com   Forget, but I think that's the right URL. 
 It's all free patterns, and there are LOTS of them.
Especially for baby's and toddlers.  Smiley
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MillipedeMama
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2007 01:18:29 AM »

Thank you all so much!  I am finding LOTs of lovely patterns, but most of them don't tell you what level you need to be.  So of course I have gotten in over my head a few times now.

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« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2007 03:12:23 AM »

I agree with elliebelly - the haiku cardigan from knitty! (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall02/PATThaiku.html)

I recently made it for my niece and I really liked it... it was cute and easy. It was my first time making something that wasn't a scarf. It is knit in just three pieces, and from side to side not top down. Very happy with the finished result.
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