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« on: December 06, 2007 06:27:27 AM »

A coworker of mine is having her baby shower next week. Now, if I was smart I would have started knitting something when she announced she was pregnant. But I didn't and now I have to knit something up in a weekend.  Does anyone have a pattern for something I could knit quick and give as a baby gift? I've never made a sweater and small things scare me! Anything with DPNs makes me cringe, I only have one failed DPN project under my belt. Anything taking only one skein of yarn is plus too.

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« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2007 06:39:15 AM »

What about a diagonal knit blanket?  Using chunky yarn and big needles it should knit up pretty quickly.

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« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2007 07:03:36 AM »

I loved knitting the Baby Yoda jacket for a friend of mine's babeh.  It took me three balls of Sugar n' Cream and only a few days to make.  When we found out she was having a girl, I added little pink details on the bottom and the sleeves.

Pattern:  http://dogsstealyarn.com/yoda.htm

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« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2007 11:10:12 AM »

A baby sweater would be a great first!  I made this one http://d-made.com/knitting/patterns/Quickie_Baby_Sweater.pdf out of Paton's SWS and I LOVE it!  It's worsted weight so it's quick!
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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2007 11:11:33 AM »

There are so many adorable baby hats out there, and they are always popular gifts.
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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2007 05:47:50 PM »

I vote hat as well -- quick, easy, and if she's due relatively soon, it will come in handy (unless you're in the southern hemisphere). 

Booties are surprisingly easy if you know the theory of making socks.  There are some great One-Hour Baby Booties in Stitch n Bitch Nation.
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« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2007 07:05:57 PM »

I love these baby booties takes about 2.5 hours to make a pair, and the lace pattern (while easy) makes them look a bit special. Plus, not a DPN in sight.
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