View Full Version : FO: baby kaftan and longies - MODS TO PATTERN LISTED ON Pg3

10-16-2006, 05:47 PM
I'm so happy with how these turned out. I don't think I could be more pleased. :cheering:

I really loved the look of the Hooded Baby Kaftan (http://www.thewoolshack.com/patterns.htm?action=display&PatternID=2468&BackText=Special%20Knits) from Special Knits for Babies (http://www.amazon.com/Special-Knits-Babies-Gorgeous-Handknits/dp/157076302X/sr=8-2/qid=1161034424/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2/102-5553987-2986521?ie=UTF8) by Debbie Bliss, but i HATE seaming so I decided to try to utilize the Easy Baby Cardigan (http://www.knittingpureandsimple.com/babycardi.html) pattern from Knitting Pure and Simple
and make it look as much as possible like the Hooded Kaftan.

The pants are the doodle pants (http://www.littlebellesoakers.com/doodlepantspattern.html) pattern.

I used Swish Superwash from KP and died the yarn for the pants with kool-aid. The flowers are added afterward and made from the pants yarn.

My sister is going to :heart: them!!!

10-16-2006, 06:10 PM
*faints from cuteness*

Love them! Absolutely adorable!

10-16-2006, 06:44 PM
Those are too darling :yay:

10-16-2006, 07:05 PM
Me too! Gardenmommy.

Jan in CA
10-16-2006, 07:17 PM
OMG! Those are cutest things ever!!! :inlove: :inlove: :inlove:

ETA: I started making that cardigan and didn't like that the hat was to be seamed on top. Did you seam it or was it done differently?

10-16-2006, 07:20 PM
:heart: :heart: :heart: :notworthy:

10-16-2006, 07:37 PM
Wonderful work!

10-16-2006, 07:58 PM
Wow, those are so adorable! I love them!

10-16-2006, 08:08 PM
do you have a pattern for your modifications to the baby cardigan? I would love to see it as I think that would look just amazing on my little one!

Gorgeous Gorgeous!

10-16-2006, 10:30 PM
so precious!! :heart:

10-17-2006, 01:03 AM
OMGolly that isjust the cutest thing ever! I adore those longies! :heart:

10-17-2006, 07:29 AM
That's beautiful, and so well-made!! Great job!
I love the details of the little flowers on the sweater...too cute!

10-17-2006, 08:56 AM
Those are just precious. I'll bet they were fun to make too.

10-17-2006, 08:56 AM
Those are beautiful! I would have loved to receive a baby gift like that when my DD was born.


10-17-2006, 09:28 AM
:muah: :muah: :muah: :heart: :heart: :heart: THEM!!

oh my I have to make that cardi-hoodie pullover thingie-and the pants too- how CUTE!!

Beautiful job!

10-17-2006, 10:07 AM
Absolutely adorable, I love them :cheering: :cheering:

10-17-2006, 10:54 AM
Wow. All I can say is....wow. Ya know maybe your modifications are enough to submit yer pattern to knitty or something.

10-17-2006, 11:18 AM
WOW! those are so cute! I want them and I don't even have a little girl! :cheering: :cheering:

10-17-2006, 11:34 AM
I have to go with the crowd and say WOW! those are so cute! I love that you dyed the yarn for the pants - the colors are beautiful and they make the best varigated flower patterns... marvelous!

Your sister will be so pleased!


10-17-2006, 11:52 AM
Absolutely exceptional!

10-17-2006, 12:27 PM
Awww... Thanks! :aww: You guys are too good to me!

I'm glad that you all liked it! I'll try to remember to sit down with the patterns and list out all of the modifications and then post them here. Hopefully tomorrow. (at work right now so don't have the time)

ETA: I started making that cardigan and didn't like that the hat was to be seamed on top. Did you seam it or was it done differently?

Jan- I did seam up the top of the hood. I used the method that's recommended here (http://learntoknit.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/faq-search.cgi?store=/stores/eyarn&faqKey=1) for shoulders that are already cast off. BUT when i sat down to seam it up, i realized that i could have used a provisional cast on and then grafted the 2 halves of the hood together or done a 3needle bind off. :shrug: you live and learn.

Jan in CA
10-17-2006, 12:57 PM
Thanks! I think I'll give it a try again sometime!

Alice's Restaurant
10-17-2006, 01:08 PM
Those are just adorable!

10-17-2006, 01:10 PM
WAY TOO CUTE!!!!! :heart: :heart:

10-17-2006, 01:18 PM
Oh, what size baby will that fit? Thanks!

10-17-2006, 01:21 PM
The patten is written for newborn, 6mo, 12mo, 18mo.

10-17-2006, 11:32 PM
Just WOW!! That has got to be one of the most beautiful baby sets I have ever seen! I love colors and those flowers are precious!

10-18-2006, 10:01 AM
wow that is so cute it makes me want to try and knit it for my dd. You did an amazing job

Jan in CA
10-18-2006, 01:43 PM
I keep coming back to see this..it's just so darn cute!!

10-18-2006, 09:21 PM
Ok, now those are too beautiful!

10-19-2006, 09:57 AM
Some of you asked for it, so here are a list of the pattern modifications that I made and since i'm not going to type out the whole pattern, here (http://www.knittingpureandsimple.com/baby_sweater_for_site_2.pdf) is the original pattern.

First, the theory. I wanted something like a 1/4 zip pullover, but no zip.
i wanted the garter stitch to run around the hood (something i would need to go back and add). I also made the sweater a tad bit longer.

To leave room for the add on garter stitch edging, i left off 3 stitches from both sides of the hood. and worked the whole hood in stockinette.

Cast on 50(54,60,64) and work in stockinette. Decrease as stated to 44(48,54,58 ).

This sweater (as a cardigan) is designed to overlap by a few st. we need to get rid of those and the 3 on each side for the edging. i just made it so that the front st. plus 6 equaled the number of back st. (4+3+3+4 = 14)
Begin Yoke:
Row 1: p4(5,6,7), pm, p9(9,10,10), pm, p14(16,18,20), pm, p9(9,10,10), pm, p4(5,6,7).
Row 2: work as stated in pattern
Row 3: purl
Work rows 2 and 3 until you are approx 2/3 done with raglan shaping (30,32,38,40 st between markers for back of sweater) work row 2 until end of row. DO NOT TURN.
cast on 6 st. this becomes the start of your rounds.
Round 1: knit
Round 2: increase as in Row 2 above
Round 3: knit
repeat rounds 2 and 3 until stated in pattern.
continue following pattern to end.

Seam the top of the hood.

Garter st. edging around hood: for this part i chose a needle whose the st. per inch equaled the rows per inch of the main sweater (i used a needle 2 sizes smaller)
row 1:pick up and knit every stitch.
row 2: purl
row 3: knit
row 4: purl
row 5: knit
row 6: bind off loosely in purl
sew seam at sides of edging.

I sure hope that covers everything! Enjoy!

10-25-2006, 02:16 AM
ADORABLE and well-made! great job!