or Connect
Mothering › Groups › December 2012 Due Date Club › Discussions › Knitting for the New Baby

Knitting for the New Baby - Page 5

post #81 of 97

Wow that babywearing coat thing is a must have that I didn't know I needed to have. Thank you so much, Kel, for posting it.


I've been peeking in on this thread all along but haven't added anything to the conversation yet. Everyone's projects are so beautiful. It's really special to think of our babies wrapped up in all the love that goes into knitting something. Y'all have totally inspired me to pick up my needles and learn some new things. And for introducing my to ravelry...I'm not sure if I should thank you or curse you for that ;) Here's what I've been up to with pattern links when available...


This slouchy cardigan was a fun one. It's knit flat and looks like the biggest mess when it's on your needles but when you're done and fold it up and add the collar it magically turns into a sweater. I'll probably swap out the flower pin in the picture for a felted or crocheted one with a buttonhole loop if I get around to it.



I'm totally in love with this "owlie" cocoon/hat set. The photo washes out the color, which is actually a "duck egg" teal. And it's so super snugly. I can't wait to take her picture in it!



I've knit some soakers and longies using random wool from my yarn stash. It's been interesting to match the project with how much yarn I've got to make it with. This soaker is knit flat in garter stitch; can't get much easier than that. I think it came out looking a bit more like a grown lady's knickers than I would have liked. I mean, I'd totally wear a pair, lol. I ran out of purple yarn so I made the front crotch section a little narrower than the pattern indicated but it's should still fit a smaller baby. Then I stitched it together with the contrasting gray, which is I think what makes it look like lingerie. Depending on how it fits/leaks, I may go back and pick-up and knit some leg bands. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/wool-diaper-cover


These longies I made up the pattern just trying to mirror the measurements of a pair of 0-3 knit pants I already have. The two leg pieces are knit flat and stitched together, then the waistband and ruffles are added on at the end. The rise may be a little high but that's better than too low I suppose. Sidebar...This was the first pink thing in DD's layette and it was kind of a transformative experience to reclaim the color and manipulate it into a style that was my own. I've had a lot of reaction to all the pink stuff in baby stores. It was wonderful to realize the color pink is fine (and that I'm even ok with ruffles, lol), and that it's really the consumerism and patriarchal messaging that riles me up.


These longies are a mash-up of a couple different longie/shortie patterns I found online and some of my own improvisation. I wish I'd made the legs a little wider but hopefully they'll fit and look like leggings if nothing else. Now I want to make everything with stripes.


Happy knitting, ladies!

post #82 of 97

Alright, all you awesome experienced knitters. Your pictures are gooorgeous. I'm a beginner, who has been at that stage for about three years, and the only stuff I know how to make is a scarf or hat (but not a hat in-the -round, a decrease triangle that I stitched a seam into for a hat! but it's super cute!).

So, I found a pattern for a tiny baby sweater that you make out of squares only. Two for the front and back, and two for the arms, then you just stitch it together. The pictures look darling, but we'll see how mine turns out :) I bought some delicious light merino wool, and once the weather gets nice and cool this week, maybe I'll finally start it. Anyone here made or seen any sweaters like this? It's from the book Itty Bitty Knits (or something like that).

post #83 of 97

Here's the gift wrap romper I made for baby for next year in the 12 month size. I had to re-do so many parts to this thing, I thought I would never finish! It still needs buttons, so I'll have to get/add those tomorrow. 

I've somewhat put off knitting for him for now. He has so many clothes/knits that he really is good to go. 


post #84 of 97
Purposeful, that romper is beyond adorable and totally worth reworking as many times as you did. I love the contrasting edges

Ladies, check this link out. It's a table that breaks down baby ages/sizes into knitting measurements. http://www.naturalbabyknits.com/sizing.html I've found it really helpful as I make up my own patterns or adjust the gauge in ready made patterns.
post #85 of 97

cieloazul, that owlie sleep set is in my queue :) Yours looks marvelous.

post #86 of 97

Ok, here's my new project that I just started this weekend. It is a double-knitting baby blanket!


Here it is on Ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/projects/lorell-knits/stars-flowers-and-children-english-version Check it out, you can see the pattern with the finished product!


Here is my in progress photo. I hope I can finish it before the baby comes! This circle is only about 6" in diameter...



I'll post another update when it is farther along.

post #87 of 97

I thought I should post a photo of the backside - isn't it cool it is just the reverse in color of the front!


post #88 of 97

Thanks, Jackies. Have fun making yours. The hat especially was super quick and it's a "hoot" to see the owls take shape in just a few rounds.


Lulu, this made me LOL

Originally Posted by lulubikes View Post

I thought I should post a photo of the backside...

I read that as a little teaser on the discussions home page and thought it was an update to the belly pic thread, hahahaha. Can't wait to see the blanket as it progresses. Love the colors.

post #89 of 97

Lulu - what a neat blanket! I'm excited to see how it turns out. I've never heard of double knitting before. Is it hard? 


Cielo- thanks for the link. I'm sure it will come in handy! 


Yesterday, I CO the Katniss sweater for DD1. She picked out the pattern. I'm loving all of the cables. It's going by pretty fast, as I'm about to split for the arms already. 

post #90 of 97
Purposeful - double knitting is not hard once you get the hang of it. You are knitting the front & back at the same time so have 2 strands of yarn... Google it there are videos & photos. This is my first double knitting project.
post #91 of 97

I'm a beginner knitter and have finished these :)


post #92 of 97
Originally Posted by Melly24 View Post

I'm a beginner knitter and have finished these :)

Those are marvelous! I love those patterns.


I'm working on a body suit on size 4 needles, and I think this is the biggest project I've done on this small needles. It's taking a while, but it's going to be cute.

post #93 of 97
I crochet too, I wish I had time to learn to knit, but with my list for the baby and all the christmas presents yet to make. I have made 3 pair of small longies, a couple of med. size, a couple of shorties, a dress and skirtie ( which I will sell since we found out it as a boy). I am planning to use wool most of the time, I have a lot to do. I love seeing the pic of what ever one has done.
post #94 of 97

I finished this little hat a while back! It comes to a cute little point at the top. I love it! 

pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rosy-scalloped-hat ($6.00)

yarn: Debbie Bliss Rialto

needles: US 6, 4.0mm

super easy! great way to learn scalloped edges stillheart.gif

post #95 of 97

I didn't bring work on our trip, so I got serious about finishing this bodysuit. I love it! Now I just have about 35 ends to weave in...


post #96 of 97

Here's the update on my baby blanket that I'm knitting. This is a beautiful blanket - you have to imagine that it is a circle lying flat - the knitting needle is holding it gathered at the top. It is about a 22" diameter circle now. I'm not hopeful I'll finish it before the baby comes - even if I go a few more weeks... I have a lot more to do. I just hope I will have time to knit after the baby is born....




post #97 of 97

Wow, that is beautiful!!! I love the colors and details.

  Return Home
  Back to Forum: December 2012 Due Date Club
Mothering › Groups › December 2012 Due Date Club › Discussions › Knitting for the New Baby