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Is it best to crochet or knit a soaker?<br><br>
Do you use a pattern for a soaker? If not, how to you figure out how to make it? If yes, where do you get them?<br><br>
Where do you get diaper patterns?<br><br><br>
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Personally I can crochet much easier than knitting. But don't ask me which one works better because I don't have either :LOL.<br><br>
I did get a knitting machine from a woman who used to knit a lot of baby soakers and she said the pattern that she used was very easy. You just cast on 2 stitches and then each row you add a stitch and you are making a triangle basically then when you have your desired waist width which she said with my 16lb DD would be about 100 stitches. Then you just bring the points together and connect them and the leg holes will form from either side of the point that you started with.<br><br>
I hope that makes sense. Oh and then you can knit and purl on the top to make a ribbed part for the waist.
 

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I don't crochet, so I don't know about that...I knit soakers from the <a href="http://www.littleturtleknits.com" target="_blank">Little Turtle Knits</a> pattern--I've found it easy to use (I'm not an experienced knitter) plus Theresa sells beautiful yarn and gives great pattern support. There are also lots of patterns around on-line...there is even a yahoo group called wool soakers or something like that. I even think that the Fern & Faerie soaker pattern is listed in the patterns section of this forum, so you might start there!<br><br>
As for diapers, a great free resource is <a href="http://www.diapersewing.com" target="_blank">Diaper Sewing</a> . And if you'd like to buy a pattern, the two main places to buy are <a href="http://www.diapershop.com" target="_blank">One Stop Diaper Shop</a> and <a href="http://www.sewshoppe.com" target="_blank">SewShoppe</a>. These two sites also sell all the fabric and notions that you'd need for making diapers. I haven't personally bought anything from SewShoppe, but I am a loyal customer of One Stop Diaper Shop!<br><br>
Happy diaper sewing!
 

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I taught myself how to knit just so I could make soakers. I've used the LTK pattern and though I've bought other patterns (Fern and Faerie and Holy Sheep) I have modified the LTK to where it works really well so I stick with it. It is a bit more complicated, but that's part of why I like it. You don't knit very many rows without stopping to do something different.
 
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