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saracidaltendencies
07-17-2008, 03:08 PM
My niece is having her 1st b-day party this Sat. and I have no money at all so I'm going to have to knit her something, sweaty hands or not...Does anyone have any suggestions for something I could knit up super quick that's super easy? I was thinking a hat, but, it's still too warm for a snuggly hat and I'd like for her to be able to use it now. I thought about socks, but, I have no girly sock yarn, just the yarn I used for my nephews socks...Maybe a super easy sun dress or something? And ideas or pattern links would be appreciated! Thank you!

Oh yeah, all I have is worsted weight acrylic yarns on hand.

Tropicflower24
07-17-2008, 05:04 PM
http://kathrynivy.com/patterns/free/summerlin/

This is a really neat summer dress..... Just make sure to swatch. My 8 year old sibling got a dress instead of the 2 y/o cuz. :teehee: But I got another one made for her. I made the top part of one in less than 3 hours..... Of course basic sewing skills are nessary. (I have those skills, and more...... But no time, space or sewing machine set up at the time.

Hope this helps!

saracidaltendencies
07-17-2008, 06:18 PM
Aww, now that is too cute! Unfortunately, I don't have any fabric :( I have everything else though...lol...However, I bookmarked it and once I can afford some fabric, I'm sooo making that dress!

cdjack
07-17-2008, 07:52 PM
I'd check out knitting pattern central. I've found lots of cute baby things on there.

Jan in CA
07-17-2008, 07:54 PM
What about a teddy bear?
http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/air_bear/air_bear.html
http://ax174.blogspot.com/2006/02/my-own-pattern-ii-one-seam-teddy-bear.html
http://kimberlychapman.com/crafts/knit-patterns-flopsybear.html

Piggy?
http://host31.spidergraphics.com/yrn/doc/351LolaCurlyPig.pdf

Bunny if you're on Ravelry?
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/honey-bunny#

Baby halter or child's top?
http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring06/PATTkatja.html
http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring07/PATTmonica.html

saracidaltendencies
07-17-2008, 09:19 PM
I'd check out knitting pattern central. I've found lots of cute baby things on there.


Yeah, I checked that but couldn't find anything that really struck me...lol...I was hoping maybe someone had made something super quick and super easy that they could recommend.

cdjack
07-17-2008, 10:25 PM
This site has some cute things:
http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/baby.html

Anyway, if you click on sweaters, the Knitting Pure and Simple pattern seems easy enough.

Jan in CA
07-17-2008, 10:31 PM
Didn't like the other ones? How about a ball? They don't look hard and would require only small amounts of yarn. What baby doesn't like to play ball? ;) The last one is the smallest one I think.

http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting/patterns/toys/woollyball.htm
http://www.knitlist.com/99gift/swirl-ball.htm
http://i-like-lemons.blogspot.com/2008/02/knit-balls.html

lynn893
07-17-2008, 11:02 PM
What about knitting a little purse for her?
http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/bags_totes_purses.php


and maybe have a couple little 'Jean Greenhowe' toys in it?
http://www.jeangreenhowe.com/patterns.html

they knit up really, really fast! :thumbsup:

saracidaltendencies
07-17-2008, 11:15 PM
Thank you all for your suggestions! I think I found something though, it looks super easy and seems like it should be a very quick knit. A little skirt...lol

http://ymymmytm.blogspot.com/2008/03/caidens-skirt.html


I also bookmarked a bunch of patterns you guys posted, will definitely come in handy for Christmas! :teehee:

cdjack
07-17-2008, 11:17 PM
Oh, that's precious!

stacyk9
07-18-2008, 02:08 PM
Aww. That is cute. Maybe you could make her a headband to match!

lynn893
07-18-2008, 05:22 PM
Thank you all for your suggestions! I think I found something though, it looks super easy and seems like it should be a very quick knit. A little skirt...lol

http://ymymmytm.blogspot.com/2008/03/caidens-skirt.html


I also bookmarked a bunch of patterns you guys posted, will definitely come in handy for Christmas! :teehee:

Oh, it's soooo cute, Demonica! Good luck with it, and please post a pic when your done!

saracidaltendencies
07-19-2008, 12:53 AM
Ok, well, I got it *almost* all finished and man are my hands killing me! Took roughly 8 hours to do, but it turned out SO cute! I had to use the yarn I had on hand so I went with pink as the main color with white trim. The only thing I have left to do is seam it, but, I'm going to hold off on that until after the party tomorrow, in case I need to stretch it out a little by blocking it. I just found out today my niece is wearing size 18 months clothes and I started the skirt before my mom told me...lol...The skirt pattern is for 12 months. So, I figure I'll see if the waist is close and if it needs a little stretching, block it then seam it up. I'll definitely have a pic as soon as it's all seamed, I'm really proud of this one!

Jan in CA
07-19-2008, 01:35 AM
One good thing about knitting for babies.. they don't know when their birthdays are so if you end up having to make something else it's fine. :teehee:

saracidaltendencies
07-19-2008, 01:41 AM
:rofl: So true!

And, if it is still too small, well, I have a niece who's about a month old so I'll have a present for her when she turns 1...:teehee:

auntcrafty
07-19-2008, 09:09 PM
:rofl: So true!

And, if it is still too small, well, I have a niece who's about a month old so I'll have a present for her when she turns 1...:teehee:


If it doesn't work for the 1-year-old, you can always give it to the younger one for the holidays since those are only 5 months away. Then her mom can put it on her when she's wearing 12 months. The 1 year olds I have experience with are usually wearing 18 months and up, but it depends on the item.

Love the skirt pattern btw!

saracidaltendencies
07-19-2008, 11:20 PM
Ok, well, it fit her so no need to stretch it out any! Woo hoo! When we got home from the party I seamed it up and took it right back...lol

I posted a pic in the Whatcha Knittin' thread, you can click HERE (http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/showthread.php?p=1131606#post1131606) to see it.