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Subject line pretty much covers it. I have 2.5oz of colinette that I'd like to use to make the bean a soaker, plus stuff for contrasting trim if you tell me I need it (or for the main body and to use the colinette as trim, I can be flexible...)<br>
Is this enough, and what pattern do I want to use to make the soaker with? I don't mind paying if that gets better patterns, but I'd rather knit in the round.
 

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Looking at my patterns here my Warm Heart Woolies wrap says 3.5 ounces (I'm assuming that's for the smallest size [newborn] but could be wrong...thats the only amount listed.). My Picky Pants (which I <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> and prefer) lists 120 yrds for shorts, 140 yards for capris, and 180 yards for longies in the preemie/newborn size. When I did my Curly Purly soaker I used a contrasting trim and some Classic Elite Beatrice. I wasn't sure on the yardage on that so used a contrasting trim. With as much as I had left over I think I could have made it with just the Classic Elite. On the Picky Pants I am able to get a preemie/newborn AND a small out of one skein of contrasting and one skein of something else.<br><br><a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v428/Lizabethian/Knitting%20and%20sewing/Finished%20knitteds/2007%20finished%20knitteds/Newbornpickyshorts.jpg" target="_blank">Newborn</a><br><a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v428/Lizabethian/Knitting%20and%20sewing/Finished%20knitteds/2007%20finished%20knitteds/Smallpickycapris.jpg" target="_blank">Small</a><br><br>
Both pairs were done like that. The trim is Cascade 220 and the body is Manos. The smalls are capris and have longer lengths than the pattern calls for (mainly in the waist/rise area). I had none of the Manos left but I do have a bit of the Cascade left. So it all really depends on the yarn and the pattern as to whether or not you have enough!<br><br>
How's that for a direct, no nonsense answer? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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I love the curly purly soaker I think that the fit is great. <a href="http://www.curlypurly.com/pdf/soaker.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.curlypurly.com/pdf/soaker.pdf</a><br><br>
I've made it for several friends and their newborns and each one has asked me when I am making them one bigger after the newbie grew out of it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I swear I'm the only knitter out there who doesn't like that pattern. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> It's not a good fit for us (I just blogged about it actually <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">). I think it had to do with my yarn and my tight knitting....though both have proven not to be an issue before so who knows. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">
 

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That would be the blog that isn't in your sig, isn't in your profile and has generally disappeared, right? Thanks, OMM, I had to go round Ravelry and all the houses to find it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">:<br>
So curly purly ain't going to work, as I tend to have newborns with BIG tummies and cute dinky little hips (DD is a changeling. There is no way that I can be related to someone with a bum that small) and I HATE casting on 20 times to try and get the CO stretchy enough.<br>
Does LTK still do a proper soaker?
 

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I recommend the Warm Heart Woolies pattern. I made a size small (in my blog) out of 3.5 oz of 100purewool I did do contrasting trim but there was plenty of the main color left over. I guess I would plan on doing a contrasting color to be safe.
 

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Yep, I too made my newborn a soaker from the WHW pattern and it worked great - when my baby was bigger I used the free Fern and Faerie pattern and got by with that.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">That would be the blog that isn't in your sig, isn't in your profile and has generally disappeared, right? Thanks, OMM, I had to go round Ravelry and all the houses to find it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">:</div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> You could have asked me for it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
That may be why the CP soaker doesn't work for us either....no bootie or hips to speak of but a little buddah belly. I reaaly like the WHW wrap. DD2's legs are SCRAWNY but I have problem getting this tight enough. They are nice and trim too.
 

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Hmm. I did print off the punk rock soaker earlier, but I think I'm going to go check out the warm heart woollies one.<br>
Thanks!<br><br>
Oh- OMM, I did hope that at that time of day you'd be asleep <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> I thought you were 7 hours or so behind me?
 

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I am. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> We don't sleep at my house....at least not normal hours. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> The new one has a cold so I was actually up a few times throughout the night.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
The answer to the question "how much yarn does it take to make the body of the punk rock soaker if the waistband is a contrasting colour" is....<br><br>
23g.<br><br>
I LOVE newborns. I didn't do leg cuffs, though, because I had a purty little edge on the things and I HATE picking up stitches. I just couldn't get it right. 4 hours knitting and an i-cord later, we have success <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Now back to the plus-sized maternity cardigan <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/sleeping.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="sleeping">
 

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I see no picture......
 

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<a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v491/flapjackanarchist/sunrisesoaker.jpg" target="_blank">Don't they say you lose 90% of your braincells when you're pregnant?</a>
 

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Oooo I like! Good job!
 
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