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Old 02-28-2008, 07:19 PM   #1
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Softee Baby Yarn - Need Pattern!!
Hello All!

I have this great Softee Baby yarn (about 3 balls - 15oz) that I originally bought to make a blanket for my friends' baby....well I got bored with the blanket and decided to make a hat and booties out of some Caron Simply Soft yarn that I had instead. I have this really cute variagated blue Softee Baby yarn and I'm looking for a great sweater to make with it.

Does anyone have any that they recommend? I really didn't want anything with a hood (Im still a newbie!)

Thanks in advance for your input!!!
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Old 02-29-2008, 01:17 AM   #2
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I'm not going to be too much help as I'm not suggesting any pattern links. I mainly use pattern leaflets I buy on eBay, as there is such a wonderful range for babies. You can also check out baby knitting books in your local library.

I'm sure others will be coming in to give you some links.

However, I knit a lot of baby garments, and just wanted to recommend you steer away from lacey, holey patterns. Besides there being a trend these days away from those designs, at least where I am, they don't suit a variegated yarn.

What would look lovely in Softee, which I have used a few times, is a simple style with lovely bands, collar and cuffs. Garter stitch or seed stitch bands look great in a variegated yarn. Then knit the rest of the sweater in stocking stitch which lets the pretty yarn make the impact. If you work a pattern stitch into the sweater it all looks too fussy, in my opinion.

Good luck. Knitting for babies is fun, and nice and quick!
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There are seriously so many cute ones! Here's a link with dozens of baby things.
http://www.knittingpatterncentral.co...y_clothing.php

Here's a few I've made.
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/R...eaterfront.htm
http://www.knitlist.com/98gift/babycoat.htm
http://www.knittingonthenet.com/patt...weyokecard.htm
http://www.knittingpureandsimple.com/babycardi.html
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA View Post
There are seriously so many cute ones! Here's a link with dozens of baby things.
http://www.knittingpatterncentral.co...y_clothing.php

Here's a few I've made.
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/R...eaterfront.htm
http://www.knitlist.com/98gift/babycoat.htm
http://www.knittingonthenet.com/patt...weyokecard.htm
http://www.knittingpureandsimple.com/babycardi.html
Ooooh I love the pink baby cardigan!! thanks so much!
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Old 02-29-2008, 01:59 PM   #5
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I really like this one....pattern is linked on my blog.

http://allthingsgreatandcrafty.blogs.../so-sweet.html

It was really quite easy and I love how it turned out.
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i just made the one from knittingonthenet a couple of days ago and it looks beautiful. it was so simple to knit. the only thing i would recommend is maybe using size 5 needles instead of 4 because i feel like mine is a bit too small so i'm going to make another one using size 5 needles. its very easy and quick to make and i love the fact that it has button holes. i hate to tie the sweaters with icords.
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