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Old 05-19-2013, 02:13 AM   #1
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just seen the most cutest waistcoat for baby boy and very tempted to try it out. But - am l ready? lol. That and Im not quite sure I understand how to do all this gauge business.

Figured a waistcoat would be an easy beginner venture into the world of knitted clothing...what do you all think?
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Old 05-19-2013, 02:21 AM   #2
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Old 05-19-2013, 02:31 AM   #3
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yes....ish. but The pattern itself I have to buy so its unviewable. Cant find any cute freebies

http://www.deramores.com/waistcoat-i...s-baby-dk-1007

also in love with this one

http://www.deramores.com/cardigan-wa...nuggly-dk-1312
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Old 05-19-2013, 03:14 AM   #4
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The blue waistcoat (vest) is very easy, and I think you could totally do it! Click here.

The other vest is not as easy because of the cable work. There are some foreseeable challenges when you get further into the V-neckline shaping. The decreases will eventually bite too far into the pattern, and you'll have to finesse the cable pattern due to the lack of stitches to perform the entire cable repeat.

This challenge would be a bit of a challenge for me as well. Plus, each side...the left front and the right front...will have a different remedy for the lack of stitches left on the needle to make it look right.
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:37 AM   #5
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What the heck, go for it! Size isn't a huge issue with children's clothing, and making children's clothing first is a great way to learn shaping and construction of clothing without investing tons of knitting time.

Take it one step at a time, and if you get stuck anywhere, you know there is lots of help available here.
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:51 AM   #6
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Well i've done it lol
Bought and downloaded the knitting pattern - looks straight forward but I'm sure they'll be a point where I'm going to scream and go arrgh what was I thinking?!

Now..i'm thinking size. Baby is technically 3 weeks old...currently we're entering summer (if you can call the UK actually having a summer...sizes for this pattern are 0-6 months, 6-12, etc.....now...would knitting the first size be a bit silly for now? or should i knit for 6-12, in which case baby would be 6 months in November..but don't know how much wear a baby would get in a waistcoat in the winter period..i mean, babies need to be kept super duper warm right?
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Old 06-03-2013, 02:00 PM   #7
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Oh no now i've just seen this one
So now do i knit the waistcoat? or this cute jumper ah man!!! LOL
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Flip a coin? Free first? I think it's a matter of which one to do first maybe.
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That's an adorable sweater! Thanks very much for the link. I can see one of these on a sophisticated baby of my acquaintance.
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