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fatoldladyinpjs 08-03-2011 06:08 PM

FO: Baby clothes
Just sent a box of knitted baby clothes for my daughter for our Emma Lou who is due to be born the end of September. Finished objects include: baby socks, a cupcake hat, sweater, multicolored car seat blanket, and a white thermal knit blanket.

Jan in CA 08-03-2011 07:27 PM

Nice! Can't see the photos though. Attachment isn't working properly, but you can add them to Flickr and post from there. Directions are in the link in my signature.

fatoldladyinpjs 08-03-2011 07:58 PM

Got it, thanks. Fortunately, this sometimes computer illiterate lady has a daughter who just graduated from ITT tech in computers with a 4.0 grade point average. She just shakes her head at me. The photo date is off. I'll have to tell her to reset her camera.

Olha 08-03-2011 11:31 PM

Aw, cute! Love the tiny baby socks and a cupcake hat!

TreshaRuthe 08-04-2011 12:09 AM

Okay, absolutely adorable stuff there. I am SOOOOOOOOO jealous! Where did you find the patterns for that hat and the car seat blanket?

Jan in CA 08-04-2011 12:33 AM

Aww those are adorable! :thumbsup:

salmonmac 08-04-2011 05:25 AM

Emma Lou is going to be one stylish baby! Those are all adorable. It'll be so much fun getting a package with one lovely item after another.

fatoldladyinpjs 08-04-2011 09:02 AM

The cupcake pattern is all over the internet, but I thought this one was the cutest.

The carseat blanket is my own design. That was done with Red Heart Supersaver Mexicana yarn. It's rainbow colored. I know, Red Heart yarn is c**& but I love the colors. I figure it will soften if my daughter washes it in Dreft.

Most carseat blankets are 20 by 24. I made this one larger thinking it would last a while for a toddler. My size came out to 21 by 26. It was done in a twin rib pattern so it's the same on both sides, reversible.

Cast on a multiple of 3. I used size 10 needles and cast on 90. First row: k3,p3 across. Second row: K1,p1 across. You just repeat these two rows for the pattern. About halfway up (12 1/2 inches), I knit 41 in pattern, bound off 8 sts, knit 41 in pattern Wrong side, knit 41 in pattern, cast on 8 sts, knit 41 in pattern. I knit straight in pattern for one inch, then made another slot in the same manner. I continued straight in pattern for the last 12 1/2 inches.

My way of thinking is that you'd need a double slot to thread the crotch strap of the carseat through. This can also be used in a stroller as it's small and won't drag on the ground. You won't lose it. I couldn't find any patterns for carseat blankets with a workable slot on the internet so I made one up. Feel free to use this as you wish. Makes a great baby gift. This pattern would also be good for knitting scarves for gifts, especially for men.

fatoldladyinpjs 08-04-2011 09:21 AM

I made the white blanket out of worsted weight yarn. It's very heavy and thick. In hindsight, it might have been better in a lighter weight yarn because of the weight of it. This is a thermal knit pattern so it's very warm. This would also be very easy for a baby blanket in a baby sport weight or fingering yarn. Row 1: Knit across. Row 2: Purl across. Rows 3 and 4: K2, P2 across. Repeat these four rows for pattern.

nonny2t 08-04-2011 11:09 AM

Everything is just lovely. I am sure mom and baby are going to love all of it. Post a pick of the baby with the cupcake hat after it is born.

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