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NoelleNoodle
« Reply #220 on: August 05, 2005 08:30:00 PM »

Thanks for the feedback about knitting a OSW for a one year old!

I went ahead and made one to fit the niece.  I made it with the leftover Lion Kitchen cotton I used to make her Chicknits bucket hat (I seem to have a thing for resizing cool patterns to fit her).  I added a few things to give scale.





There are a few more photos in the set I created at Flickr
http://www.flickr.com/photos/littlehedgehog/sets/704830/

Since she's in San Diego I won't have a photo of her wearing it for a while but I adapted the pattern to fit the standard measurements for her age - which worked perfectly for the hat. 

So it's approx 8.5 inches across the back and at least 7.5 inch width around the arms - to make sure the arms were wide enough to fit around chubby baby arms I did about five rows where I increased on the sleeves but not the back.  It seemed to work.  Hopefully she'll like it.  In any case she'll look adorable at the beach with this and her chicknits bucket hat.

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« Reply #221 on: August 06, 2005 09:06:51 AM »

Hey, how Noelle Noodle: How many stitches did you initially cast on, cause i would love to make a OSW for my four year old niece (which would be my 4th OSW!! wow I am really getting everything I can outta this pattern!) But I wasn't sure how many stitches to start with.
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NoelleNoodle
« Reply #222 on: August 07, 2005 06:40:28 AM »

Hi Dukeslax -

I cast on a few times at first to see how the measurements worked out and found in the end it worked best to cast on the exact same number as the pattern says, which was a surprise. 

The main difference was in the number of increase rows because that's what really affects the width of the back and sleeves.  So I would do the increases then measure, increase, measure.  I only ended up doing maybe about five repeats where I increased on both the back and the sleeves then a few more rows just increasing the sleeves and knitting across the back to make sure the arms would be big enough.  As opposed to the adult sizes which calls for the increase rows manymany times (as you well know this being your fourth lol Wink) and increasing on both the sleeves and back. 

Man, I'm loving knitting for kids right now.  Such quick little fun knits.

Good luck!  This really is a fun pattern I'd like to make more soon.
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« Reply #223 on: August 07, 2005 01:17:46 PM »

NoelleNoodle: Thanks soo much! I can't wait to start making this for my niece, her birthday is this month!
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« Reply #224 on: August 08, 2005 02:34:21 PM »

I posted my magic 8 ball OSW with a matching tank in this thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=47227.0.

I made a 19 incher, and I am an XL/1X/18. It is a good size. I could have even made a size smaller if I had stretchier ribbing (the rayon ribbon that I used to edge this one doesn't have much give).
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« Reply #225 on: August 08, 2005 03:49:00 PM »

It's so pretty!  I love the sequins part and how it's furry here and there.  You just want to touch it.
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« Reply #226 on: August 08, 2005 03:57:28 PM »

yahaira - you should see it in person, it looks even better!!!!!  Since my OSW was a bust I think I might mug chris-wass and take hers but be sure to frame another for the crime........I am just crafty enough to do it.    Get it crafty!!?!??!  Ha ha ha ha ha.  It must be the pain meds talking.

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gloriana
« Reply #227 on: August 09, 2005 02:42:32 PM »

Here's my second OSW - this time I can actually wear it:





I made it from two skeins of Idena Sorbe yarn... a little funked out for me, but I'm liking it.
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« Reply #228 on: August 09, 2005 08:04:32 PM »

oh wow.. that's an interesting yarn.  I like it though, and the fact that it's grey.
Somehow furry stuff in grey doesn't seem as funky.  Though, if it's too furry, it starts looking like dog fur or something.  heh
Yours doesn't though.  sorry for the rambling!

Good lord, I really need to finish mine.  How embarassing
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gloriana
« Reply #229 on: August 09, 2005 09:39:39 PM »

it's actually green, but you're right, it does look gray in the photos...  so in some ways in person it actually looks leafy.  or shrub-like.  but I like it anyway.  Smiley
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