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« on: November 02, 2006 06:06:14 PM »



i made this as a commission for a friend. she's a wee bit goth *cough*understatement*cough* and loves getting her gothy friends black babywear. except that it doesn't exist. so she gets me to knit it.

jacket was based on the pea pod baby set that's a free download at interweave knits, but uh... it changed a little. if people think it has changed sufficiently i'm happy to post a pattern/ my alterations. but i wasn't sure. well, it's a free pattern, so posting alterations is fine, but i'm still hestitant to call this 'my' pattern.

was my first shot at baby clothes. seems a little big (though it's the correct finished size according to the instructions), but then i don't know kids/ their sizes, so *shrug*

why is it called the reds under the bed jacket? bad sense of humour and a spot of australian history. explanations at the blog.
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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2006 06:11:43 PM »

That is really cute. I like the off center closure to it and I have seen the 'original' this one is much cuter.
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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2006 06:12:36 PM »

Terrific style and colour combo!  Love it!   Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2006 06:16:48 PM »

I love it!...especially the stripes  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2006 07:04:27 PM »

im from contry victoria so i totaly get what you mean. red back spiders:D
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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2006 07:40:35 PM »

argh! spiders! i wasn't thinking of that! i think the source of the expression 'reds under the bed' might not come from redbacks, but has probably been appropriated later to refer to those nasty little creepies (for non-australians, redbacks are rather venomous little things, that are rather common).
it adds a whole other level though... i was thinking of getting some spider shaped buttons to fasten it... might have to try them instead of plain ol' round ones now.
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« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2006 09:15:58 PM »

Yes, pattern!  This is awesome!  Other color combos could work, too.  I almost couldn't figure out which pattern it came from, but that's because it's such a different look.  Way to go.
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« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2006 01:19:07 AM »

'kay. i made the size for 6 months. obviously if you made another size you wouldn't get the same proportions of red/ black.

Structural Modifications:
- All trim is worked in 8 rows of moss stitch (6 stitches where the trim goes vertically up the front), not cabled rib.
- Rather than the recommended number of stitches in the neckline, pick up every stitch along the neck. Knit 8 rows in moss stitch on 3.5mm needles (rest of the jacket is knit on 3.75mm)

Stripe Pattern for Body:
- Work moss stitch border in black
- 10 rows black, 2 rows red
- 8 rows black, 4 rows red
- 6 rows black, 6 rows red
- 4 rows black, 8 rows red
- 2 rows black, rest of jacket in red.

Colour Pattern on sleeves:
- Knit moss stitch cuffs in black
- 2 rows red,
- 8 rows black, 4 rows red
- 6 rows black, 6 rows red
As above for colour pattern on body, until you reach the end of the sleeve.
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