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SamIAm
10-29-2008, 02:35 PM
She had a little girl in august 07,this one's a boy due in december so..what should I knit?I want something quick and simple since I'm giving her a gift card too:thumbsup:
eta:I haven't learned to knit in the round yet OR use dpn's

Mystery_Gyrl
10-29-2008, 04:11 PM
I like the traditional blanket, since it can be used for a long time. And depending on style, yarn weight, or type of yarn (wool, acrylic, etc.) it can be draped over the stroller canopy to block out sunlight, put down on the floor for playing, etc.
Katrina

lelvsdgs
10-29-2008, 05:08 PM
These (http://home.howstuffworks.com/free-baby-bootie-knitting-patterns1.htm) are simple little booties that are made
using straight needles.
And this site (http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/baby.php)has many baby patterns in general including some cute baby washcloths.
Hope these give you some ideas!

DQ
10-29-2008, 05:11 PM
Bibs! you can't go wrong with bibs, babies always need lots! I really like this pattern --> http://nekkidknitter.blogspot.com/2007/03/catching-up.html

It's really easy and fast :yay: There are lots of other simple bib patterns out there too.

Jan in CA
10-29-2008, 07:44 PM
Since you're giving a GC I say something simple like bibs or booties is a great idea.

Booties and bibs on this link -
http://www.marymaxim.com/wcsstore/MaryMaxim/images/freepatterns/handicrafterbabyknitbooties.pdf

Bibs
http://zbyszkoknits.livejournal.com/23981.html#cutid1
http://nekkidknitter.blogspot.com/2007/03/catching-up.html

Two needle booties
http://www.knittingonthenet.com/patterns/babybootstwoneedle.htm
http://bundlesoflove.org/EasyKnittedBooties
http://ooobabyknits.typepad.com/ooo_baby_knits/2005/02/mindless_knitti.html

ecb
10-30-2008, 06:47 AM
Lou Hoover Blanket (http://knitty.com/issuefall03/PATThoover.html)
it is soft and puffy for the baby to lay on in warm months
and uber warm in colder months
I make mine with a seed stitch edge, and it will give you a new skill
and not a hard one

ecb

Knitting_Guy
10-30-2008, 01:18 PM
Booties would make a perfect gift and are a perfect chance to learn to knit in the round. It really is easy. I do them using magic loop.

mks22300
10-30-2008, 07:00 PM
I knit my cousin a bunch of washcloths for her baby, she really loved them and they were quick 'n easy! :)

KnittinMitchie
10-30-2008, 08:15 PM
I'm going to be different as say knit some toys. I used acrylic to make Sheldon the turtle (http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter06/PATTsheldon.html).

Jan in CA
10-31-2008, 12:53 AM
Oh! This little Blanket Buddy is cute, too!
http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/50722.html