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IrishKnitter
01-15-2007, 02:10 PM
Hi all,

I have a friend who is due with her first baby in April. I want to make something, but I don't know what! Can anyone recommend a relatively easy pattern for booties, hat, sweater, or blanket? I've mastered knitting and purling, but I haven't gone too far beyond that. Also, I'm able to knit in the round on circs, but not on DPNs...yet!

Also, does anyone have any yarn recommendations? I :heart: my LYS, but they barely have any baby yarn, so I'll need to go somewhere less familiar to find some.

Thanks!!

Jan in CA
01-15-2007, 03:02 PM
Here's a few. Also check Knitting Pattern Central. (http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory.php)
Sweaters:
Quickie Baby Sweater - pdf (http://d-made.com/knitting/patterns/Quickie_Baby_Sweater.pdf)
Quick Baby Sweater (http://www.minidata.co.nz/major/freepatt/patt01.htm)

Booties:
Seamless booties (http://megan.kiwi.gen.nz/SeamlessBootee/)

Yarn will depend on what the pattern recommends, but something soft and washable. There are a million choices, but here's a few.
Bernat Softee Baby (http://www.joann.com/catalog.jhtml;$sessionid$FCHFSNYAAA5FKP4SY5KRIHR50 LD3UEPO?CATID=82240&PRODID=47164)
Bernat Cottontots (http://www.joann.com/catalog.jhtml;$sessionid$FCHFSNYAAA5FKP4SY5KRIHR50 LD3UEPO?CATID=95760&PRODID=87593)
Red Heart SOFT baby (http://www.joann.com/catalog.jhtml;$sessionid$FCHFSNYAAA5FKP4SY5KRIHR50 LD3UEPO?CATID=82320&PRODID=91227)
Caron Simply Soft - various choices (http://www.joann.com/catalog.jhtml;$sessionid$FCHFSNYAAA5FKP4SY5KRIHR50 LD3UEPO?CATID=82242&_DARGS=%2Fshop%2Fshop_prods.jhtml)

madametj
01-15-2007, 03:23 PM
thumbless baby mittens are quick and easy. i can't find the pattern i used though. as for the yarn you can get Caron Simply Soft at Hobby Lobby and probably Michaels too.

stagebear
01-15-2007, 07:26 PM
i'm doing this one now: http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/60241.html?noImages=0

it's all garter stich with yarn overs knit on a diagonal.

IrishKnitter
01-16-2007, 12:34 AM
Thanks all!