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Old 11-25-2009, 04:49 PM   #1
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I started knitting this jacket and this morning I realized my front panel is facing/overlapping the right side instead of the left. Should I frog it and pick up the stitches for both panels and collar again because I have to knit 2 of each since my friend is having twins wouldn't it be awkward to have one panel facing left and the other facing right? or should I just leave it alone since I've worked sooo hard and hope the other sweater panel turns out to be on the left.?

This is what the sweater is suppose to look like.
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Old 11-25-2009, 05:09 PM   #2
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I would frog the ribbing panels and re-knit so that the buttonholes are correct for a boy. Be glad this is a teensy size! Shouldn't take long now that you've experienced it once! I made this very same double-breasted coat for my little grandson, Keoni! It is the nicest little jacket! Your knitting looks wonderful!
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Old 11-25-2009, 05:13 PM   #3
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The "rule" is that buttonholes go on the right for a girl and left for a boy. What is your friend having? Maybe you have it correct for one of the babies. But it is not something (the "rule") that a lot of people even know about, so don't sweat it too much. Of if you want to make one for a girl and one for a boy, just make sure you make the other one turn out as you mean for it to. That will work as long as you don't have a pink one for the boy and a blue one for the girl.
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Old 11-25-2009, 05:26 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by ArtLady1981 View Post
I would frog the ribbing panels and re-knit so that the buttonholes are correct for a boy. Be glad this is a teensy size! Shouldn't take long now that you've experienced it once! I made this very same double-breasted coat for my little grandson, Keoni! It is the nicest little jacket! Your knitting looks wonderful!
the picture above is not my knitting....hehe..I found the picture on Ravelry.
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Old 11-25-2009, 05:27 PM   #5
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The "rule" is that buttonholes go on the right for a girl and left for a boy. What is your friend having? Maybe you have it correct for one of the babies. But it is not something (the "rule") that a lot of people even know about, so don't sweat it too much. Of if you want to make one for a girl and one for a boy, just make sure you make the other one turn out as you mean for it to. That will work as long as you don't have a pink one for the boy and a blue one for the girl.
No one knows if she's having 2 boy/girls or 1 of the other..but I suppose I will frog it.aarrgghh!!!lol
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I wouldn't. It's an arbitrary "rule", especially for babies. I have quite a few pieces of clothing where the overlap is on different sides.
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No one knows if she's having 2 boy/girls or 1 of the other..but I suppose I will frog it.aarrgghh!!!lol
Oh, gotcha!

I've knit for a lot of grandbabies, and numerous other babies at our congregation and unless I really know what the sex of the baby is...I stick to pullovers. I guess I'm OCD about the buttonhole placements for girls vs boys.

How about a cute pullover??? There are lots of them!
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In your situation I think I'd leave it. Who knows maybe you are changing it to incorrect when it is correct now. If you don't know the babies' sex I don't how how you can be expected to get the buttons on the "right" sides.
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I think that it's also the reverse of what we have in Europe, any time my parents have brought me back clothes from their holidays in the US, I always feel that the zip/buttons are on the wrong side. I don't think it matters too much to a baby what side they dress on!
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Old 11-25-2009, 08:24 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by nooniewaters View Post
No one knows if she's having 2 boy/girls or 1 of the other..but I suppose I will frog it.aarrgghh!!!lol
well, just my opinion, but i wouldn't frog it, and even if the other one comes out overlapping the other side, it would helpto tell the twins apart if they are identical!!, also, each twin would have a unique sweater-- linknit41
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