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Raven Fyre
01-15-2009, 03:58 PM
As a new mother, I like to knit my son something, but I'm not a very experianced knitter. I've made tons of scarves, and a few squares of matterial, just basic squares. Other than baby blankets is there anything else that easy and fairly quick to knit for babies?

Jan in CA
01-15-2009, 06:34 PM
It's fun knitting for babies and it's a good way to learn new techniques. You didn't say how old your son is, but.. here's a few pretty easy patterns.

Sweaters
http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/kce-oneStitchBabySet.html
http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/projects/may_knitproject.html

Hats knit on two needles
http://straw.com/cpy/patterns/baby-child/2needle-baby-hat.html
http://tiajudy.com/gartercaps.htm

Booties knit on two needles
http://www.theirishewe.com/mt-static/2006/04/two_needle_slippers.shtml
http://www.knittingonthenet.com/patterns/babybootstwoneedle.htm

Can you knit in the round?

Raven Fyre
01-15-2009, 09:55 PM
Thank you so much for the links, my son is 3 months old, and I've never tryed knitting in the round.

miss_molly
01-20-2009, 07:26 AM
Try the Easy Baby Cardigan (http://knittingpureandsimple.com/babycardi.html), a top down cardi and very easy, and suitable for a boy or a girl. No seaming required. I recently finished this one and it was a pleasure to knit.

There's a hooded and a collared version. Whilst I love hoodies, I prefer the collared sweater in this pattern.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y58/sofie_cat/Niv025700x501.jpg

prettylittlelie
01-22-2009, 09:21 AM
That sweater is beautiful, what yarn did you use for it?

Mat
01-22-2009, 01:24 PM
you might wanna try these too.
http://home.howstuffworks.com/free-baby-bootie-knitting-patterns1.htm

miss_molly
01-22-2009, 06:29 PM
Thanks prettylittlelie. Its actually a discontinued yarn called Jarol Inca.

Cirrus
01-24-2009, 07:33 PM
I noticed the Lion Brand One-Stitch Baby Sweater calls for LIon Brand Cotton-Ease. Is that a nice yarn? Cotton seems so un-stretchy and heavy. Could an acrylic be substituted?

HollyP
01-24-2009, 09:25 PM
Cotton Ease is a blend of acrylic and cotton. It is much more stretchy and lightweight than 100% cotton. I really like it for baby items. It holds up beautifully when washed and is nice and soft.