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ArtLady1981
01-14-2013, 07:23 PM
This vintage pattern is from 1973, and the booklet is discontinued, much to my dismay. I own old tattered notes from the 1970's when my BFF and I were knitting this fisherman rib baby hoodie for our babies, Lauralee and Elliott. (Two days ago, I won an Ebay auction for the McCall's booklet that contains the original pattern!)

This yellow jacket is intended for a young Hispanic mother at our congregation. Her baby girl is very tiny, weighing 6 lbs at birth, and a whopping 10 lbs now at 8 wks. Won't this lemon yellow look wonderful on a Hispanic baby girl who has enough hair to braid!? I mean, her hair alone prolly weighs a pound! I wanted this jacket to fit her now. So I had to modify the stitch counts, etc. because the smallest size given in the pattern notes is 6 months. On top of modifying stitch counts and lengths, I used bulky yarn instead of worsted...so that was a double whammy conundrum!

Here (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/ArtLady/hooded-ribbed-jacket-2) are my Ravelry notes if you care to look.

You're not seeing things. This yarn color is tonal. It washes between very light yellow to lemon yellow.
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Top button, unbuttoned.
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I used a proportionately large 1" acrylic barrel button so that the jacket will stay closed, something my daughter told me to please do back when I was knitting for her babies.
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As you may know, fisherman rib is very thick and cushy. Every row that you think you're counting is really two rows of knitting.
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The pattern stitch: for this otherwise 1x1 rib, on every row (RS & WS) the "knit" is worked into the knit below, that is, on one row down. You just stab the right needle into the knit below, wrap the yarn, and let the two of them fall off the end of the left needle. Don't ask me why it works, but it does. On the other side, you will purl that weird double-stack stitch, so I'm saying every other row the weird knit is purled normally.

I do love fisherman rib. It's very thick and traps a lot of air. It's not thick like thick-thick 'dense'....it's thick because of air or space trapped in the stitch.

Anyway....

Jan in CA
01-14-2013, 11:46 PM
That's so pretty! The baby will look wonderful in yellow!

That is pretty small for babies nowadays. When I was born I weighed 5.6 oz which was probably normal for '52 to a smoking mother. :zombie:

fatoldladyinpjs
01-15-2013, 12:25 AM
I like that! Great buttons, too!

ArtLady1981
01-15-2013, 12:55 AM
That's so pretty! The baby will look wonderful in yellow!

That is pretty small for babies nowadays. When I was born I weighed 5.6 oz which was probably normal for '52 to a smoking mother. :zombie:

I think her baby was two weeks early. The momma is a non-smoker, as is everyone in our congregation. (worldwide, all of our members are non-smokers)

Jan in CA
01-15-2013, 01:12 AM
Wow, that's very cool! Is that part of the deal? You have to be a non smoker? Both my parents smoked. (My mom died at 44 from pancreatic cancer and my dad passed away a yr ago from COPD.) The second hand smoke I must have gotten is tremendous. I had a lot of motivation never to start.

ArtLady1981
01-15-2013, 01:30 AM
Wow, that's very cool! Is that part of the deal? You have to be a non smoker? Both my parents smoked. (My mom died at 44 from pancreatic cancer and my dad passed away a yr ago from COPD.) The second hand smoke I must have gotten is tremendous. I had a lot of motivation never to start.

Ever since it became evident that tobacco is a killer of life, and a misery on the road to death with many smoking-related illnesses....yes, our members (worldwide) are non-tobacco-users, since the early 70's.

ABC's Mom
01-15-2013, 08:38 AM
Ever since it became evident that tobacco is a killer of life, and a misery on the road to death with many smoking-related illnesses....yes, our members (worldwide) are non-tobacco-users, since the early 70's.

Good for you. I too have never smoked anything. Don't need it, don't want the smell on me or in the house :cheering:
On another note, did you ever figure out the copyright on the pattern? The last post I saw there wasn't an answer posted. Just curious.

ArtLady1981
01-15-2013, 09:30 AM
Good for you. I too have never smoked anything. Don't need it, don't want the smell on me or in the house :cheering:
On another note, did you ever figure out the copyright on the pattern? The last post I saw there wasn't an answer posted. Just curious.

I won the Ebay auction that contains the original pattern. I'm waiting for it to arrive. When it does I'll thoroughly look through the booklet for any copyright language and symbols.

Then I'll gird my loins and tackle McCall's again, sending them a more specific inquiry. I'll outright ask if they'll give me permission to scan and copy this particular design and mail it to a friend.

nonny2t
01-15-2013, 10:41 AM
Oh, it is just adorable! I know she will just love it. This color reminds me of buttered popcorn! lol As always, we can count on you to show us something gorgeous! :inlove:

GrumpyGramma
01-15-2013, 12:37 PM
A delightful creation for a delightful creation.

Beautifully done, as always. Love the yellow and the way it worked up.

salmonmac
01-16-2013, 08:10 AM
It looks like such a lovely buttercup yellow and the Fisherman's rib is just so sqeezable. Perfect for a new baby sweater, a wonderful gift and of course, beautifully done.

Antares
01-16-2013, 11:15 AM
Fluffy, buttery, creamy wonderfulness. It's very adorable (and now I'm hungry).

Have you given it to her yet? I'd love to see the delight on her face! Bet she can't wait to put it on her little girl!

MerigoldinWA
01-16-2013, 06:08 PM
Very pretty. I love the stubby little sleeves. Babies have such short little arms. Well done, beautiful, vibrant yarn and lovely buttons. Such a thoughtful gift. :heart:

ArtLady1981
01-16-2013, 07:49 PM
Very pretty. I love the stubby little sleeves. Babies have such short little arms. Well done, beautiful, vibrant yarn and lovely buttons. Such a thoughtful gift. :heart:

"the stubby little sleeves..." lol!

That's because I drastically shortened them, having knit this hoodie numerous times since 1977! Baby sleeves are always too long if you follow the designer's direction. I hate rolling a cuff three times over to make it knuckle-length!

ArtLady1981
01-16-2013, 07:53 PM
Fluffy, buttery, creamy wonderfulness. It's very adorable (and now I'm hungry).

Have you given it to her yet? I'd love to see the delight on her face! Bet she can't wait to put it on her little girl!

Took it to Bible Study last night, but mother and children were absent. I'll bring it again Sunday. If she's not there, I'll get her address and drop it off. She's new at our church, so I'm in the dark about her address, etc.