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HeatherFeather 02-19-2006 08:35 PM

Christening Gown
first off, on codine right forgive the mistakes...of ALL kinds...:) gf wants MEEEEEEEEEe to make the Christening gown. :) She's picked out the pattern, AND The yarn...the yarn...ICK BLECK YUCK. But SHE likes it.....Ok, I'm the I just suck up and make it work???

OR... tell her (which IS really the truth anyway) that the yarn called for is a fingering weight yarn, and just pick out something that is MUCH better??? Still in the bright white? And if that is the case...what would be best for a gown in a fingering weight yarn? It calls for size 3 and 5 needles....Not too terribly sure that the Patons is a quality yarn. I was thinking cotton...???? He will most likely be a premie baptized in the hopital, adn this will be for a church service dedication....

The pattern has a hat, gown and booties, that are SOOOOO beautiful....

Lana 02-19-2006 08:46 PM

Soooo, were you on codine when you agreed to this??? :roflhard:

Here's a thought.......I get one every now and then.

"Cotton would be a much better choice for a preemie. Nice soft cotton."

Did she pick a pretty, lacey pattern too?

HeatherFeather 02-19-2006 08:54 PM

baaahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa :oo: :roflhard: :oo: :roflhard: :oo:
my mother sure would think so....

the gown is beautiful, and out of a book I gave to her to pick from. I am going to make the cover sweater, and told her I'd make her what ever else she wanted...and she picked that. I was tickled, as she has two boys, and wasn't sure if there was a communal gown, or if each had their own, adn I don't feel it is something you can ask TO make??? does that make sense??

I have this never ending poncho...working on the end of the 3rd skein, have the 4th to go before it's over, a pair of socks, the quilt for the girl scout leader (I however, am giving myself 2 weeks for that from start to finish) and THEN I can start it. I am SOOOO trying to be monogomous when I knit...but it just doesn't seem to be working!!!

So...who makes a good cotton? Cost isn't really a matter...really...(much??)....nah...I dont' want to worry about it.

Jan in CA 02-19-2006 10:09 PM

What kind of yarn did she choose? If it's not fingering weight as the pattern recommends it may affect the gauge and look of the finished gown. I think you should at least point that out.

Lana 02-19-2006 10:11 PM

Gee, what did she pick?

I have a terrible time finding nice fingering weight yarn.
(But I don't shop on line. I gotta feel it first.)
Caron's or Coat's just doesn't cut it with me. There's a couple other brands that I can't even remember the name, I hated 'em so much.

I've used Sinfonia cotton (Hobby Lobby) and it was pretty nice to work with. It's a little bit thicker than DK. The lable calls for size 4 US needles, but it doesn't give a recommended gauge. :doh:

A friend from the UK brought me some yarn from 'cross the pond, and I have used the Patons Fairytale, 3ply fingering weight.
It was made in Scottland. :heart: I loved it!

Currently I'm knitting with a worsted weight Patons yarn that is "okay". I'm not doing cartwheels over it, but I don't hate it. It's made in Canada.

Definately check the recommended gauge on the yarn against the pattern. That might be your "out" with her yarn selection.

Julie 02-19-2006 10:24 PM

Have you thought about Cashmerino?? If I had to knit a christening gown it would be my first choice. Wonderfully soft, a dream to knit with, comes in four different weights (baby weight here), luxurious but still machine washable, and most importantly, not outrageously expensive. I mean, yeah, more than Patons, but if this is going to be a family heirloom...... ;)

Lana 02-19-2006 10:37 PM


Originally Posted by Julie
Have you thought about Cashmerino?? If I had to knit a christening gown it would be my first choice. Wonderfully soft, a dream to knit with, comes in four different weights.......

:heart: :thinking: I think I NEED some of that! :rollseyes: :doh:

Julie 02-19-2006 11:05 PM

Yeah, Lana, I thought I heard you were running low on yarn :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

But's heavenly..........

Lana 02-19-2006 11:51 PM

[quote="Julie"]Yeah, Lana, I thought I heard you were running low on yarn[quote]

:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

DH thought so too.

HeatherFeather 02-20-2006 01:07 PM

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Lana:Here is a close pattern. My nana made this for Rachel when she was born. Not exactly like it but very close...anybody have an idea for the name of this? it has a 12 repeat pattern, am I CRAZY???

Jan: Bernat Baby in sport weight is what she picked. She's making the christening blanket out of it, and it has this thread going through to give it an extra shine. Just SOOOO not my taste

...and I am afraid of acrylic holding up through the years...anything I need to think of with the natural fibers and family heirlooms?

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