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XbelovedXoneX
02-06-2007, 02:08 PM
I want to knit a unisex baby sweater out of Caron Simply Soft. Is the 5 hour (http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/kp3.html) sweater too feminine? Also, I noticed that page had a link to a "boy version"... perhaps that? They parents are keeing the baby's sex a secret before it's born so only a few people know. I'm going to use an off-white color. I have such a hard time choosing patterns for babies! :teehee:

meearnol
02-06-2007, 02:14 PM
I think if you're going to do it in off-white, either one would be fine. I like the boy version a little better. It's just a bit more aesthetically pleasing to me.

Jan in CA
02-06-2007, 02:21 PM
IMO they are both a little feminine and I think I feel that way because of the detailing at the top. Could just be me though.

You could leave the patterning part off and just make it plain.

I've done this one, too.
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Ranch/4054/babysweaterfront.htm It was easy, but the edges tended to curl. If you put button holes and buttons that would probably take care of that though.

Something like this is good for any baby.
Hooded baby jacket (http://www.canadianliving.com/CanadianLiving/client/en/Crafts/DetailNews.asp?survey=1&idNews=1696&idSM=307&idpub=3)
Baby V neck cardigan (http://www.bbc.co.uk/stoke/my_pages/babywear/hkp/026.shtml)

SandraEllen
02-06-2007, 02:21 PM
since you don't know the gender of the baby, I also like the "boy" version a bit better.

suzeeq
02-06-2007, 02:23 PM
I'm not sure if the boy version is the one with garter ridges. Basically, on the rows where the bobbles go, do a purl ridge.

sue

XbelovedXoneX
02-06-2007, 07:40 PM
Something like this is good for any baby.
Hooded baby jacket (http://www.canadianliving.com/CanadianLiving/client/en/Crafts/DetailNews.asp?survey=1&idNews=1696&idSM=307&idpub=3)
Baby V neck cardigan (http://www.bbc.co.uk/stoke/my_pages/babywear/hkp/026.shtml)

I really like that baby V neck cardigan! The pattern is written for DK weight yarn tho. Would it be an easy switch?

Jan in CA
02-06-2007, 07:59 PM
Something like this is good for any baby.
Hooded baby jacket (http://www.canadianliving.com/CanadianLiving/client/en/Crafts/DetailNews.asp?survey=1&idNews=1696&idSM=307&idpub=3)
Baby V neck cardigan (http://www.bbc.co.uk/stoke/my_pages/babywear/hkp/026.shtml)

I really like that baby V neck cardigan! The pattern is written for DK weight yarn tho. Would it be an easy switch?

I don't know about changing the pattern..I'm not that good yet. :teehee: However, babies do grow so making it in a heavier weight would probably just produce a larger size that he'll grow into.

Oh and the designer does say to use smaller needles for a smaller size. It looks like she's in the UK and based on this chart (http://www.yarnfwd.com/needleconv.html) it looks like she's using size 9 US needles, but I would write to ask her since that is way too large for DK weight yarn isn't it? So maybe she means Canadian sizes? :??

Lisa Kay
02-06-2007, 09:11 PM
Here's another pattern for a baby V-necked seamless raglan cardigan (http://knitlist.com/96gift/giftlutzlingsweater.htm).

Again, this one calls for DK weight yarn, but I would think you could use the Caron Simply Soft with appropriate size needles and it would be okay, just a little bigger, right? :shrug: Like Jan said, the baby will grow into it.

If you're willing to pay for a pattern, don't forget about the Knitting Pure and Simple (http://www.knittingpureandsimple.com/kids.html) patterns.

If I find any others in my baby pattern stash I'll post again. (Yes, my pattern stash rivals my yarn stash. :teehee: )

aineepooh1
02-06-2007, 09:25 PM
Where is this pattern for the 5 hour sweater???

Jan in CA
02-06-2007, 10:32 PM
Where is this pattern for the 5 hour sweater???

She linked to it in the first post. :teehee:
5 hour baby sweater (http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/kp3.html)
There are several similar ones and some may be the same.
Quickie baby sweater (http://d-made.com/knitting/patterns/Quickie_Baby_Sweater.pdf)
Lorraine Major's version of the 5 hr baby sweater (http://www.minidata.co.nz/major/freepatt/patt01.htm)

aineepooh1
02-07-2007, 12:55 AM
:pout:

DUH~~~ :rofl: