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Topic: I Get it Now... Knitting for Babies  (Read 2091 times)
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rebeccajane
« on: January 15, 2008 09:37:11 AM »

I never used to understand why anyone would knit for babies. I mean, they'll fit into a handknit for all of five minutes. That is, if they can manage to not spit up on the cashmerino. But, my mom asked me to knit a baby gift for one of her friends after she had crocheted me the most amazing ripple afghan, so I couldn't say no.

Now I know. Knitting for babies is awesome. It goes so fast. A cabled sweater in two weeks (less the six it spent waiting for a zipper)? No problem. It's not much of a commitment. It only takes a couple skeins of yarn.

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I'm calling it the Teensie Cabled Sweater. I took the measurements and inspiration from Knitty's Daisy, but the pattern was largely improvised. It took two skeins of Kraemer Yarns Little Lehigh, which is a kid friendly cotton-acrylic blend.

Behold my zipper sewing prowess:



(I've never sewn a zipper in to a knit before and I'm disproportionately excited about my success.)
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eib
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2008 09:45:00 AM »


Great job! Very sweet - I love the color
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yellowblanket
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2008 09:48:59 AM »

this looks awesome Smiley

is it bad that one of the reasons i want a kid is so that i can knit for him/her?
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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2008 10:56:23 AM »

That is gorgoeous. I love the cables.

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« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2008 11:28:48 AM »

SO cute  Cheesy Almost worth having a kid...but better by far when it's someone else's!

And congrats on the zip  Wink
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lollie_fish
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2008 11:30:19 AM »

Love the cables, soooo adorable!  Great job! Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2008 01:06:19 PM »

That is absolutely gorgeous!!!  Thank you for sharing!  I too was doubtful about the proccess, but this beautiful sweater looks AMAZING~!
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Aunt Suzi
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2008 02:15:06 PM »

Great job!  I love it!  (And nice, risk-free way to experiment with zipper-sewing, huh?  I should tray that.) 
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Skellerz
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2008 03:52:51 PM »

this looks awesome Smiley

is it bad that one of the reasons i want a kid is so that i can knit for him/her?
Not at all.
I just lucked out and have a sibling 17 years younger than me.
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crocodisle
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2008 07:38:17 PM »

Very cute! The zipper looks awesome - be proud, be very proud!!
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