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Old 12-01-2008, 02:24 PM   #1
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Cotton Baby Top from Vintage Pattern with Vintage Yarn
I've been working on this cotton baby top since August, and was so pleased to finish it this weekend!


I used a pattern from a Bear Brand Baby Book from the 1950's.


The cotton yarn came from an old knitting kit I bought on eBay. It's called "Cotton Carole" by Jessan.


I really like the look of the fabric made with that yarn. The stitch was 1 x 1 ribbing throughout.


When I finished the top, it looked kind of empty without any decoration


So, I embroidered a little flower on the front, using some linen embroidery thread.
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Old 12-01-2008, 02:27 PM   #2
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What an adorable top!!! I like the texture.
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Old 12-01-2008, 03:37 PM   #3
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Simple, but very cute!
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That is so cute! It's perfect for that yarn!
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Old 12-01-2008, 05:43 PM   #5
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very cute - I love your embellishment!
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Sweet, the embroidered flower is just the right touch.
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Old 12-01-2008, 08:50 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by evona View Post
What an adorable top!!! I like the texture.
Thanks! I love the texture also. The yarn is an interesting thick & thin spin (mostly thin). It was fun to knit, and felt wonderful flowing through my fingers. Each row added a teeny bit to the length, because the yarn was so thin. But, I just love the finished fabric!

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Simple, but very cute!
I'm hoping that simple is what the baby's parents want. I wish I had been able to knit when my boys were little. I would definitely have made a top like this for them. (with a different embellishment, of course!)

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That is so cute! It's perfect for that yarn!
Thanks Jan! When I got that yarn, I couldn't decide what I would make with it. Then, when I looked through that vintage pattern book, I glanced over and saw that yarn...BINGO!

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very cute - I love your embellishment!
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Sweet, the embroidered flower is just the right touch.
Thank you! I've been doing embroidery since I was a young girl. I think it's best to do a small bit of embroidery, to keep it looking clean and bright. I considered doing a blanket stitch all along the edges, but decided that would not look right. I'm very happy with the little blossom.
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Very cute and I really like the color.
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Old 12-01-2008, 10:02 PM   #9
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Wonderful work! I simply ADORE IT!!!!
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Very cute and I really like the color.
I just love knitting with natural colored yarn. It's MUCH softer than dyed yarn. I'm going to miss knitting that little top.

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Wonderful work! I simply ADORE IT!!!!
Thanks Dollyce!
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