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ArtLady1981
10-16-2007, 07:58 PM
Hi'ya! :waving:

My girlfriend's 1st grandbaby was born about two weeks ago.This set is a gift for the little bundle of joy!

The pattern was easy, and had no errors within the directions. I find that King Cole patterns are very carefully QC'd. I got 12 skeins of this yarn in a yarn swap at my South Sound Knitter's Guild meeting a few months ago. I only used about 2 skeins for this project.

The Cardigan and Hat
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t186/ArtLadyDMB/100_3086.jpg

Inside closeup of the hat.
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t186/ArtLadyDMB/100_3095.jpg

The Cardigan: Size 3-6 months.
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t186/ArtLadyDMB/100_3080.jpg


The Leaflet: purchased in 2002
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t186/ArtLadyDMB/100_3096.jpg



The Yarn
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t186/ArtLadyDMB/100_3098.jpg

hob
10-16-2007, 08:08 PM
i realy like the colour it looks so cute someones going to be a very lucky baby.:inlove:

merryknitter
10-16-2007, 10:01 PM
Artlady....your work is so beautiful! I love purple anything...what a beautiful set...I would love to get that pattern! Where would I find it?

speattle
10-16-2007, 10:09 PM
That is absolutely adorable! This North King County knitter loves the set. :happydance:

Brandilyne
10-16-2007, 10:16 PM
So cute!!! I don't know how you do it, but your work always looks better than the picture on the professional pattern :)

It's absolutely adorable! Great job :thumbsup:

Itsabtme
10-16-2007, 10:38 PM
Awe, How sweet is that?! :inlove:

Everything you create always turns out so beautifully:cheering:

ah
10-16-2007, 10:53 PM
Those are adorable. I agree with Brandilyne (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/member.php?u=16427) that it looks better than the set on the leaflet.

The.Knitter
10-16-2007, 10:55 PM
Once again I am wondering how to get my hands on a pattern from a knitter on this site. This is adorable. Your work is just beautiful and the attention to detail is similar to my own. I always put the little tags inside the collar of presents I make, especially baby clothing. I also had business cards printed up with the instructions for "washing your hand knit baby garment". They were easy to do. My sister printed them out on her computer. As you probably figured out, I do a lot of baby knitting. It helps pass the time now that I am not "allowed" to go to work because of a disability. So now that I have found this site, I have a huge "to-do list" (if only I could figure out how to get the money for all the yarn I will need for the many projects I have seen on here that I love, yours included.

And life goes on........

ArtLady1981
10-16-2007, 11:51 PM
Artlady....your work is so beautiful! I love purple anything...what a beautiful set...I would love to get that pattern! Where would I find it?


Hi! :waving:

I showed a photo of the leaflet...King Cole pattern leaflet #7195. The only thing I can think of is: Google it...see what you come up with. If you have a LYS...ask the owner, too.

And, thanks for your kind words EVERYONE! Much appreciated!

momwolf
10-17-2007, 01:53 AM
http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/23/23_5_119.gif you do such beautiful work

ritaw
10-17-2007, 02:11 AM
Beautiful work. I love everything about it. the colour the stitches , all of it. :)

KnittingNat
10-17-2007, 02:35 AM
This is so beautiful and the color is fabulous:heart:!

nonny2t
10-17-2007, 04:41 AM
It's beautiful!:inlove:

Slim
10-17-2007, 07:41 AM
Exquisite! Artlady, as always your work is lovely. You seem to have a real talent for selecting the right yarn to compliment the pattern. What a lovely gift.

sue in canada
10-17-2007, 08:05 AM
Beautiful. Love the color

dustinac
10-17-2007, 08:57 AM
Very pretty... and I love the color!! :thumbsup:

PurlyGyrl
10-17-2007, 09:21 AM
Fabulous! :woot:And in my favorite color, too:heart: I agree with Brandilynn and ah--your set looks SO MUCH better than the set on the leaflet. I think that the pattern companies should contact you about knitting for their book covers and leaflets. You are WAY better than what I see out there!

MerigoldinWA
10-18-2007, 02:24 PM
Very nice set ArtLady! :cheering: I really like the little cardigan. Nice yarn too. It is so nice to be able to knit gifts for friend's babies or grand babies. :thumbsup:

GinnyG
10-18-2007, 03:38 PM
As with EVERYHING you do, a BEAUTIFUL JOB. What a LUCKY babe to receive a sweater knit by you !

Suziblues
10-18-2007, 07:33 PM
Wow. What beautiful work you do.
Just beautiful.


sue

Jen17
10-19-2007, 01:16 AM
Hi, what a beautiful set, the mama's going to love it!
Can I ask you how you attach you tags to sweaters? Do you stich just the two ends or stich all the way around? And do you use any special stitch?
I put one on once and it just looked terrible!
Thanks in advance,
Jenifer

Hygiene Mama
10-19-2007, 11:31 AM
That's a beautiful set! I love the color! Great Job!:cheering:

ArtLady1981
10-20-2007, 11:43 PM
Hi, what a beautiful set, the mama's going to love it!
Can I ask you how you attach you tags to sweaters? Do you stich just the two ends or stich all the way around? And do you use any special stitch?
I put one on once and it just looked terrible!
Thanks in advance,
Jenifer

Hi Jen!

I thread a very sharp needle with normal cotton thread that is the color of the sweater...and just do little running stitches on each end. I don't stitch all the way around.

My daughter tells me the running stitch washes up real well.

I match the color of the sweater because I poke the running stitch through the label and the sweater. From the back of the sweater, it is invisible.

I am glad you liked the set! :muah:

Jen17
10-21-2007, 02:45 AM
Thank you for your reply! I will try using them again, people seem to like them and I think it just adds a nice finishing touch when it is done right! I think the "very sharp needle" maybe the answer to my problem!
Jen

miss_molly
10-21-2007, 09:39 PM
BEAUTIFUL cardigan! I have this pattern but have never knitted it. Seeing your's, I'm going to knit it too. I agree with the poster who said your's looks much better than the one on the pattern.

I often see this pattern on eBay, and its usually cheap - try UK eBay, which is where I buy a lot of patterns and yarn.
Here is an auction that is current, though it might be ended by the time anyone reads this.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Baby-knitting-pattern-in-dk-7195_W0QQitemZ250177021721QQihZ015QQcategoryZ41238 QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

The pattern is often labelled a TEDDY pattern, rather than KING COLE.

I love the idea of stitching in a label. Where do you get them? They do make it look very professional.

AnotherBecca
10-22-2007, 04:05 AM
Such a pretty set!

ArtLady1981
10-22-2007, 12:10 PM
BEAUTIFUL cardigan! I have this pattern but have never knitted it. Seeing your's, I'm going to knit it too. I agree with the poster who said your's looks much better than the one on the pattern.

I often see this pattern on eBay, and its usually cheap - try UK eBay, which is where I buy a lot of patterns and yarn.
Here is an auction that is current, though it might be ended by the time anyone reads this.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Baby-knitting-pattern-in-dk-7195_W0QQitemZ250177021721QQihZ015QQcategoryZ41238 QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

The pattern is often labelled a TEDDY pattern, rather than KING COLE.

I love the idea of stitching in a label. Where do you get them? They do make it look very professional.

Hi! :waving:

Isn't that interesting!? My leaflet says KING COLE...but I don't think it is the name of the set...it is a "label". My LYS has lots and lots of leaflets under the KING COLE label. But they never give the actual pattern a name itself. Anyhoo...thanks sooo much for posting the Ebay link for everyone! WOW! $2 in American money is GREAT! Of course, shipping is also about $2 American money. The auction still seems to be available.

I got my LABELS ( http://www.herrschners.com/search.aspx?q=knitting+labels&catID=0&tab=) from Herrshners.

Thanks again everyone for your compliments and kind words! Your words mean so much to me. I told my husband the other day: "The Kudos and compliments from my KH fellow knitters mean more to me than anything...even the giftee...because fellow knitters REALLY KNOW what goes into the making of anything knitted! The giftee just likes what she/he sees, with appreciation for how it looks and my love...but they know NADA about the time, materials, cost, efforts and skill that where expended on it!"

mari_13
10-22-2007, 03:47 PM
Beautiful set. I too love purple for baby girls. I love the special touch of the tag! Too cute!

Mariblue
10-22-2007, 04:09 PM
That is so pretty, what a lovely gift! :heart: