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kizzymet
02-26-2013, 02:01 PM
Several colors of sport weight (18 wpi) yarn. 1-2 skeins each (2 could go together I suppose)
Several colors worsted weight (10 wpi) yarn. 1 skein each (yellows and browns mostly it seems)
1 pair size 8 (5mm) circular needles
1 pair size 8 (5mm) straight needles
1 set of 5 size 5 (3.75mm) DPN's

Now, this being said, I had found a really cute 1 skein baby hooded sweater but my needles are too small and I don't feel quite confident enough to alter the pattern just yet. ( http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/one-skein-hooded-baby-sweater )

Is anyone able to help me alter this or can point me in the direction of something similar that uses what I have already?

Jan in CA
02-26-2013, 02:24 PM
Here's a bunch of hooded baby sweaters that use US 8 needles. You mention yarn, but not yardage which is a big factor. On the left side of the page you can input the yardage you have.

Remember to not pick a pattern that doesn't leave you any extra. Gauges are all different and you could end up with not enough yarn. I hate how the pattern doesn't give you yardage. Gram weight is not fool proof way to tell especially if your using stash yarn.

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/search#craft=knitting&query=Hooded&availability=free&fit=baby&sort=best&needles=5.0mm&pc=cardigan&view=captioned_thumbs

Antares
02-26-2013, 02:31 PM
Oops! I don't think your link came through, Jan. I assume you looked up some patterns on Ravelry?

OP, you can join Ravelry (https://www.ravelry.com/account/login) for free and find tons of patterns for your specific needle size, yarn amounts, and design specifications.

GrumpyGramma
02-26-2013, 02:40 PM
As gauge varies much from one knitter to the next, your gauge might not match that given in a pattern. You might have to expand your needle collection.


Remember to not pick a pattern that doesn't leave you any extra. Gauges are all different and you could end up with not enough yarn. I hate how the pattern doesn't give you yardage. Gram weight is not fool proof way to tell especially if your using stash yarn.


It doesn't give a size either, at least I didn't find one.

kizzymet
02-26-2013, 02:43 PM
Ah, looks like no links came through:/

kizzymet
02-26-2013, 02:46 PM
Oops! I don't think your link came through, Jan. I assume you looked up some patterns on Ravelry?

OP, you can join Ravelry (https://www.ravelry.com/account/login) for free and find tons of patterns for your specific needle size, yarn amounts, and design specifications.

Nods, it's a good suggestion. Ravelry is where I started my search at originally. Then I headed over to DROPS Design and found a baby blanket as well. Though, the sweater is still my favorite.

kizzymet
02-26-2013, 02:57 PM
Here's a bunch of hooded baby sweaters that use US 8 needles. You mention yarn, but not yardage which is a big factor. On the left side of the page you can input the yardage you have.

Remember to not pick a pattern that doesn't leave you any extra. Gauges are all different and you could end up with not enough yarn. I hate how the pattern doesn't give you yardage. Gram weight is not fool proof way to tell especially if your using stash yarn.

4 of the skeins of worsted weight yarn are 268 yards a piece. Then I have 2 smaller at 170yrds and 195yrds respectively.

The sport weight yarn is all 196 yards/each.

Jan in CA
02-26-2013, 03:02 PM
I corrected the post, but here's the link again. I think I have all the same parameters.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/search#craft=knitting&query=Hooded&availability=free&fit=baby&sort=best&needles=5.0mm&pc=cardigan&view=captioned_thumbs

fatoldladyinpjs
02-26-2013, 10:38 PM
If you don't have the correct size to do the ribbing, you can do it on the size 8. It will just be a little looser. I do it all the time just because I'm too lazy to change the tips on my interchangeable needles when knitting mittens. My bad!

justplaincharlotte
03-02-2013, 07:21 PM
A pattern option is Elizabeth Zimmerman's Baby Surprise Jacket. The DVD I got with the pattern has a hood option. It's an easy knit, and EZ made several using odds and ends as a way to eat up leftover yarn.

kizzymet
03-02-2013, 07:45 PM
A pattern option is Elizabeth Zimmerman's Baby Surprise Jacket. The DVD I got with the pattern has a hood option. It's an easy knit, and EZ made several using odds and ends as a way to eat up leftover yarn.

Great suggestion! thanks:)