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Old 05-25-2006, 11:22 PM   #11
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Well, on me, from pit to below-the-boob is 10".... so 20" sounds about right...though if it were for you...

I wonder how many yards it would take...littleknits has Cascade Fixation Bulky on sale. :D
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Old 05-26-2006, 01:00 AM   #12
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Thanks Katy!
Thanks Katy for the link! Now I'm planning on making one for my 16-month-old toddler! I'm sick of the Snugli.

I'll probably make mine 42" around and 10" (doubled). Now...What yarn to use? Hilde, let us know what yarn you decide to use!
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Old 05-26-2006, 02:21 PM   #13
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It's not for me it's not for me it's not for me!!!!!!

Not real sure what yarn to use... I was thinking merino style, but I don't want it to be hot, and i want it to be washable. I'm afraid cotton wouldn't be strechy enough, though :thinking:

cascade 220 superwash?
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Old 05-26-2006, 07:12 PM   #14
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Helloooooo Fixation Bulky....part elastic!
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Old 05-26-2006, 09:15 PM   #15
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I have about 10 slings and have tried knitting a sling before. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I wouldn't waste my time. :( It gets hopelessly stretched very quickly. Slings have to be supportive to be comfortable. And the mom will have to wash it after every wear to get it back to shape. I would think another gift would be more useful and appreciated. Or if you really want to give a sling, you might check out www.hotslings.com or www.kangarookorner.com .
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Old 05-26-2006, 11:52 PM   #16
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thanks for the warning irishbaby!
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Old 05-28-2006, 05:40 PM   #17
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I wore my son everywhere! I must have owned ten slings, and made most of them.

My tube type made out of stretch material looked similar to the knitted one shown for sale. My advice if you do go ahead would be make it tighter then you think it should be. My tube one had to be resewed tighter and tighter every so many months as baby grew. So I wonder how long these types of slings last if knitted.

It would be perfect for a newborn to about 4 months with the baby in cradle hold. It can be done, but I'm afraid its usability wont last very long.

One more caution. The ones being sold online are machine knitted. I have a machine knitter and my fabric made on it versus my hand knitting is much stronger. FWIW.
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Old 10-17-2008, 05:00 PM   #18
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Gina Wilde has a new book out called Shibori Knits, and there is a baby sling in it. I looks like the sling is at least partially felted, so there shouldn't be much trouble with it stretching.....

I'm considering buying the book and making a couple for some friends having babies soon!
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Old 10-22-2008, 10:32 AM   #19
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I actually purchased the book from Shirbori Knits just for this baby sling. Haven't tried it yet but it is felted so that it wouldn't stretch. I have also seen many women with what looks to me like a sheet that has been tied around their neck. Seems simpler.
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find a pattern
do anyone know where i can find a pattern to knit a baby moby wrap or a baby carrier
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