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pamelamama's Avatar pamelamama 01:14 AM 10-21-2004
Theresa at LTK has taken up my challenge to develop a pattern for a hand knit babywearing poncho.

Take a look at her prototype! On pooh bear:

http://www.littleturtleknits.com/images/poohponcho.jpg

http://www.littleturtleknits.com/ima...choshaping.jpg

She told me:

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okay, well, Ethan's asleep with the bear this poncho was sized for, so I had to snag a lonely pooh, and it's too long for him, LOL. He's fatter than the other bear, too, so it isn't suppossed to be this tight and fitted But, here's the swatch version of the soon-to-be mama & bebe poncho.


morgainesmama's Avatar morgainesmama 01:21 AM 10-21-2004
Funny, I put up directions today for a no-sew poncho on my site too!
Artisan's Avatar Artisan 01:29 AM 10-21-2004
Cute!

How would this not totally choke the mom as the baby stretched out the pouch?
art4babies's Avatar art4babies 02:25 AM 10-21-2004
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How would this not totally choke the mom as the baby stretched out the pouch?
I am guessing that if the baby is well-supported by the sling then there should be "0" pressure/weight on the poncho - nice stuff!
pamelamama's Avatar pamelamama 02:47 AM 10-21-2004
Take a look at these photos, which inspired us to want a hand knitting pattern:

http://www.mamaponcho.ch/ponchoinfo_DE.html

http://www.wickelkinder.de/mamaponcho.htm

I think there's kind of a gusset ... The one theresa is designing is going to be looser, not so constricting as this one.
art4babies's Avatar art4babies 02:54 AM 10-21-2004
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The one theresa is designing is going to be looser, not so constricting as this one.
Yeah, well, if you have an amazing figure like the model then it isn't a problem.
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EnterGently's Avatar EnterGently 03:37 AM 10-21-2004
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Originally Posted by pamelamama
Take a look at these photos, which inspired us to want a hand knitting pattern:

http://www.mamaponcho.ch/ponchoinfo_DE.html

http://www.wickelkinder.de/mamaponcho.htm

I think there's kind of a gusset ... The one theresa is designing is going to be looser, not so constricting as this one.
OK, I LOVE that one, very stylish and I like that it is fitted and doesn't look like a moo moo (which is what dh calls my poncho, ). Who wants to knit me one identical to that?
But notice that most all babywearing ponchos were from other countries. That is why I was SO glad to see Kristi at Gypsymama develop hers a while back. I am sure we will see even more of them popping up in the future.

I do love those Swiss/German ones though
Artisan's Avatar Artisan 10:25 AM 10-21-2004
OK, so there is some separate kind of knit carrier underneath the poncho and the poncho just drapes over the whole thing?
morgainesmama's Avatar morgainesmama 10:28 AM 10-21-2004
This is a coat for wearing over baby, for after you've tied baby on with whatever you have available.
Artisan's Avatar Artisan 10:49 AM 10-21-2004
OK, got it! I was confused there for a second.

They are still very adorable! And versatile for the fall and winter.
ClothDiaperMomma's Avatar ClothDiaperMomma 10:51 AM 10-21-2004
Those are really neat! I would love one of those, but I don't know how well it would work in Florida!
kofduke's Avatar kofduke 10:52 AM 10-21-2004
Oh, I thought from looking that baby just fit in the pouch in the back! :LOL.

Very pretty!
mommybritt's Avatar mommybritt 12:09 PM 10-21-2004
I *so* want one!
jaam's Avatar jaam 12:40 PM 10-21-2004
Ditto Milkfacemama...... aren't those awesome!!??!!!! I love them!!!
Baby Hopes's Avatar Baby Hopes 01:02 PM 10-21-2004
Okay where is a drooling smilie when you need it? I LOVE those ponchos.
LoveBaby's Avatar LoveBaby 01:34 PM 10-21-2004
Wow...those are really cool!
KensJen's Avatar KensJen 12:54 AM 10-23-2004
Oh I love the one on that website, but it is a lot in US dollars! I would love someone to make one for me, PM me if you can!! When does Theresa plan to have the pattern available??

I am having serious poncho envy!!!!
pamelamama's Avatar pamelamama 12:56 AM 10-23-2004
Did you figure out the price? I wasn't able to find it.
KensJen's Avatar KensJen 01:18 AM 10-23-2004
It was 169 euros which is like $214

At least that is what it looked like on the site.....terrible exchange rate now.
akmeg's Avatar akmeg 06:58 PM 10-23-2004
Okay, I'm mostly a lurker here.......but I just had to pop in and say, I looooooooove that poncho!!! I'm in the process of knitting myself a normal poncho right now and it's taking FOREVER so I know that would take me years to make, but I agree, I'm also having poncho-envy right now!
OceanMomma's Avatar OceanMomma 08:19 PM 10-23-2004
I really like that! Not sure about the grey colour tho'. I definitely prefer the burgundy. My only question is how do you get the baby out quickly without taking the whole poncho off? & would it work sideways ?
MyTwoAs's Avatar MyTwoAs 10:29 PM 10-23-2004
Love the Pooh model. I love the poncho idea, of course living in Arizona I'd probably not ever get a chance to use one.
Mrs Dimples's Avatar Mrs Dimples 12:47 PM 10-24-2004
Okay, I never checked thi sthread until now but i LOVE that poncho on the German site! I bought a poncho for myself this year (for like $12, lol) and then realied I could only wear it when I didn't have my son (hmmm, so, like, NEVER) : That thing looks totally awesome, and I could wear it here for a few months! (AZ)
mrzmeg's Avatar mrzmeg 01:16 PM 10-24-2004
I have plans to learn to knit just because of this pattern! Looks awesome
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