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MiniatureKnitter
10-13-2009, 03:03 PM
I'm making an X-mas gift for a young friend of mine, and I would like a hat with a car design on it.

Or a pattern just on how to knit a car design.


Also, when this pattern:

http://barbiebasics.tripod.com/barbiebasicsfreeknits.pdf

says "Baby yarn" what yarn brand does it mean?

There are lots of yarns with that name...

And I can't find Patons Grace anywhere besides online.

Any help would be great!

Jan in CA
10-13-2009, 04:00 PM
Patons Grace is a sport weight yarn with 6 stitches to the inch (24 over 4 inches) on US 4 needles. Most baby yarns are about the same, but you can check the gauge on them and see if they are about the same. Even a DK weight might be okay if you go down a needle size. Just do a gauge swatch.

Not sure about a car hat or chart.. :think:

mwhite
10-13-2009, 07:43 PM
I would suggest looking through cross stitch patterns. You could knit the background and purl the car design...or use colors for the car. Either way, cross stitch patterns is where I would look. This is one site found by "googling" the words...."cross stitch car": link text (http://www.crosstitch.com/vehicles.shtml)

suzeeq
10-13-2009, 10:01 PM
Baby yarn is a weight of yarn, fingering or sport, or will have a 3 or 2 on the label.

MiniatureKnitter
10-14-2009, 01:59 PM
Thank you all for your help!

Now that I think of it, I have another question...:lol:


What kind of needles is the pattern recommending?

Jan in CA
10-14-2009, 02:39 PM
What kind of needles is the pattern recommending?

It only says 2 3/4 so obviously they are talking mm. That's about a US size 2.
http://www.fibergypsy.com/common/needles.shtml