Baby Things

YarnGuy716's picture

I have 3 cousins with babies on the way so I've been making baby things. The baby sweater is probably one of my favorites and I can't tell you how many of them I've made over the years. It was a free hand out from Robin Yarns that I got back in the 80's. I can't even find it listed in Ravelry and believe me my copy is pretty worn and dog-eared. The first one that I had ever made was my 2nd knitting project many years ago. When I thought about it I realized that the baby that I knit it for is now about 23 years old.

It's made of Bernat Softee baby yarn. The button shoulder closures makes it great for not worrying about the head fitting. Like I said, it is one of my favorites.

I just didn't have it in me to make two more of these sweaters, so I went with baby blankets. The pattern is the Pinwheel blanket, which I found on Ravelry. The yellow blanket is Wool-Ease and the cream is Bernat Aspen Soft.




TheKnittingMill's picture

I really like your baby

I really like your baby projects! I love knitting and crocheting for kids. It's that immediate gratification thing with my generation. I have a pattern for a crocheted baptismal gown that I've done dozens of times and have even sold for a pretty penny on consignment! I'm waiting to find a knit project I love for kids. This sweater might be it! I love the buttons on the shoulder--very practical!

“Now, let us all take a deep breath and
forge on into the future;
knitting at the ready.” -- E. Zimmerman

crmartin's picture

Those are just beautiful,

Those are just beautiful, Vince! I really love the sweater, it is just adorable.


ronhuber's picture

All three baby items are so

All three baby items are so great. The little sweater is darling and I am awaiting the posting on ravelry. Great knitting.

mwkbloom's picture

Sweater looks great, as do

Sweater looks great, as do the blankets. I'll bet each of us has a baby project we've made over and over again. Mine is a cardigan knit from the top down. I've lost track of how many I've made. I have one just about done even now. Now I'm mostly doing blankets.

YarnGuy716's picture

Yes, I've done several of

Yes, I've done several of those as well. Between my cousins, co-workers and the Pediatric AIDS Center I've knit a whole lot of various baby items.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Very nice sweater. The

Very nice sweater. The afghans too. I usually do the February sweater from EZ's "Knitter's Almanac". For a pullover, though, that one looks ideal. I can see why you knit so many. I tried a Pinwheel afghan once* and nearly ran up a wall screaming. So ripped it out and began a Pi Shawl instead. The crazy thing is that I really like knitting pinwheel style dishcloths. I guess the size just scared me. However, as Andy pointed out, I may have to rethink that position. *(OOPS...I inadvertently lied. It was a knitted wedge afghan that I abandoned. And I also enjoy knitting wedge dishcloths. Otherwise, comments are true. That's what I get for not really looking at the photos. D'oh.) -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

albert's picture

Beautiful knitting! Make

Beautiful knitting! Make copies of your pattern and laminate them. Better still, have one tatoo'd on your butt and get yourself a rear-view mirror if you misplace things like I do (misplace the pattern, not your butt).

YarnGuy716's picture

I'm planning to transcribe

I'm planning to transcribe the pattern in a Word document with pics of the finished sweater so I can post a PDF of it on Ravelry. Been meaning to do it for a while, but that procrastination thing seems to win out.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Only one problem: I don't

Only one problem: I don't belong to Ravelry. (Pause to listen for thuds as men's jaws hit the floor.) Is there a way you could also post it here? [Now, I show how much I truly do not understand computerese. There most likely is, I just don't know it.] -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

YarnGuy716's picture

Seriously... why have you

Seriously... why have you not joined Ravelry? Every thing you could possibly ever need or want to know about knitting and fiber related things, as well as non-fiber related, can be found on Ravelry. It is very user friendly, if you can manage this site you can easily manage Ravelry. Actually it is easier to manage considering the issues I've had posting images to this site which I don't have on Ravelry. Once you join you will wonder why you never joined sooner.

IMHO, being a knitter and not at least signing up for Ravelry is like choosing to use 2 rocks to knit with instead of needles. (Can you tell I'm a big fan of Ravelry?)

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Well, Vince - It's like

Well, Vince - It's like this...I made the conscious choice to use public computers for my internet stuff long ago. If I had one at home I'd never get anything else done. My recent housesitting for friends reinforced that to me - lots of time here (among other sites) and virtually no knitting. Or other things, either. So I have resisted joining Ravelry, along with fountain pen enthusiast sites, because I know myself well enough to avoid that temptation. However, that doesn't mean I'll not weaken and be assimilated someday. As to rocks for knitting - Once saw a pair of homemade knitting needles made out of some sort of thick ranching wire. Those babies were sooo heavy a person could barely pick them up! But it's okay that you are a big fan of Ravelry; you are in the company of a rather large gathering who do. That's what makes knitting so much fun - the diversity. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Crafty Andy's picture

Visit Crafty Andy's Blog

Visit Crafty Andy's Blog You know I never cared for those blankets until I seen yours. You have the Marketing touch baby! Thanks for sharing!