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Old 04-30-2008, 01:49 PM   #1
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FO: "Little Boy Blue" Baby Set!
This is set #2 for the Varriano baby boy, due in July.

This is completely STASH YARN! Whoo Hooo!
Jaegar Luxury Tweed MC and Debbie Bliss Donegal Luxury Tweed CC.

The jacket is knit all in one piece, as seen in the 4th photo.
I've made this pattern for baby girls and baby boys. I really like it.





Even though the CC was a heavier weight yarn, the collar and hat band didn't care. Used the US 6 needle throughout the entire project.


Here it is, drying on the blocking board. Had to wash, rinse, and soften this rather itchy yarn.


And finally, here is the leaflet, purchased about 2 years ago.
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Old 04-30-2008, 01:57 PM   #2
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Holy crap you're fast!! That is a wonderful set for a little boy! Very masculine!
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that is just GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! i love the use of the contrasting tweed. what did you do to soften the yarn?
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Love it. Looks like a great pattern.
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Oh you've done it again! You never fail to amaze me with how perfect your work is! I love seeing your FOs
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that is just GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! i love the use of the contrasting tweed. what did you do to soften the yarn?
I use UNICORN FIBER WASH & RINSEfor all my natural fiber yarns. It is a godsend. And, you can use it with lukewarm-ish water. It goes a long ways, too.

For this particular yarn (jacket set) though, I gave it an extra rinse with a teensy bit of DOWNY in the water. Just to give it that extra bit of softness.

No itchiness left!
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Very cute!! It is a perfect set for a boy. It is definitely harder to find baby boy appropriate patterns!
Thanks for sharing..
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I love the button on the hat- so cute! You are so talented.
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ArtLady,

I love what you have done with this pattern. Wonderful yarn for a little guy, luxury all the way. How many sizes is this pattern written in? A July baby doesn't need a lot of tiny warm stuff, but this looks like it will be for next winter. I like those little collars. They are so easy and add so much style. The thicker yarn worked perfectly. Your little hat is cute too, with the little top interest, and the button.

This family must be special for you to make all these things for the baby. Lucky them! It's a good thing to be on ArtLady's "special" list. :-)

Thanks for the tips about the softening. I have begun to learn the lesson you teach about blocking. I blocked the Fifi, and it helped. Thanks teach.
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Originally Posted by MerigoldinWA View Post
ArtLady,

I love what you have done with this pattern. Wonderful yarn for a little guy, luxury all the way. How many sizes is this pattern written in? A July baby doesn't need a lot of tiny warm stuff, but this looks like it will be for next winter. I like those little collars. They are so easy and add so much style. The thicker yarn worked perfectly. Your little hat is cute too, with the little top interest, and the button.

This family must be special for you to make all these things for the baby. Lucky them! It's a good thing to be on ArtLady's "special" list. :-)

Thanks for the tips about the softening. I have begun to learn the lesson you teach about blocking. I blocked the Fifi, and it helped. Thanks teach.
The pattern has sizes premature/0-3 mo/6-9 mo/12-18 mo.
Pretty good, huh? The website given on the back of the leaflet is www.NaturallyYarnsNZ.com The leaflet is #K551. I don't know if it is still available.

Here is a photo of the navy blue jacket set I made last summer for the Houlihan's baby boy:


(crayon buttons!)


Here is the same pattern made up for the Muro's baby girl!
(pearlized heart buttons!)


I 'designed' the skirt pattern based on an adult 'in-the-round' elastic waist skirt I've made for myself 3 times!


It is amazing how much you can do with a basic pattern like this!
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