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rmomho
09-12-2010, 01:58 PM
I am expecting a child in a few months and want to knit a nursing cover up but can't find any patterns for them.. Anyone have any ideas of where to get them?

suzeeq
09-12-2010, 03:26 PM
Nearly any shawl pattern will work, or one for a lacy baby blanket.

rmomho
09-12-2010, 05:39 PM
Thank you.. I figured they would.. Just didn't know if there were any patterns that were more specifically made for nursing covers.. You know, not too peek-a-boo but light so it doesn't make baby sweat. And easy to get on/off.. However, I will probably just make a light shawl and try to make it work.

mspwrz
09-12-2010, 06:08 PM
You know, not too peek-a-boo but light so it doesn't make baby sweat.

I would consider using cotton as it breates more than other fibers and will absorb any excess moisture.

suzeeq
09-12-2010, 06:59 PM
An all cotton yarn can be heavy unless you knit at a very loose gauge or use a thinner weight like sportweight.

mspwrz
09-13-2010, 12:49 AM
An all cotton yarn can be heavy unless you knit at a very loose gauge or use a thinner weight like sportweight.

I would not use a heavy cotton yarn but when I was there several years ago my fave coverup was a lightweight cotton recieving blanket. Anything too light, thin or lacy is going to give up privacy in a big way. It all depends on how comfortable you are breastfeeding in public. At home you don't really need it anyway.

hyperactive
09-13-2010, 04:39 AM
Hi!
if you make a shawl like that, I would strongly recommend a light cotton or cotton mix. The reason for that is that you want that shawls hygienic and therefore machine washable. Most cottons are.

Do pay some attention to the color - not for the looks but for the skin friendlyness. It will be in touch with sensitive skin on your baby and you.

Jan in CA
09-13-2010, 12:53 PM
A washable cotton blend would perfect.

These are a few shawls that if made wide enough would work nicely.
http://christineolsonoriginals.blogspot.com/2009/07/my-first-pattern-laura.html
http://kkpatterns.blogspot.com/2007/04/florida-wrap.html
http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/en/visoppskrift.php?d_nr=112&d_id=33&lang=us

Or a poncho would also work very well if made long enough.
http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/charles/charles.html
http://www.straw.com/cpy/patterns/poncho_choo-choo.html
http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/ki-poncho.html?noImages=0&r=1

jberry16
09-15-2010, 09:25 AM
Or a poncho would also work very well if made long enough.
http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/charles/charles.html
http://www.straw.com/cpy/patterns/poncho_choo-choo.html
http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/ki-poncho.html?noImages=0&r=1
a poncho would be a good idea, or a big bib, so that you have something to go around your neck so the baby can't pull it off.
Personally I buy (for each of my babies-I've had 3, #4 is due in May) 2 yards of material at the fabric store & sew them together, then it's big enough to throw over 1 shoulder & tuck the other corner under the opposite armpit. I usually get a lightweight cotton & it works great, plus they have 40% off coupons.
You could do this (http://freshlypicked.blogspot.com/2009/06/breastfeeding-cover-tutorial.html)too... looks like,
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_pnX7PKSEcAg/Skri-OohBLI/AAAAAAAAC_Y/gQfDq95uFQo/s400/hh3.jpg

mspwrz
09-15-2010, 10:23 AM
Neat Idea!