Sewing Patterns, Pattern Review, Sewing Classes, Sewing Machines and Sewing Machine Reviews!
Platinum Sponsor: Stylish Fabric
Over 20,000 of high quality reorderable fabric

[SIGNUP - FREE Membership & 1 FREE Sewing Lesson ]
[Sewing Classes|Shopping Bag Your Shopping Bag|Login|Help]
Sewing Review and Pattern Reviews Sewing Knowledge Base Sewing Patterns Sewing Classes & Sewing Lessons Sewing Machine & Embroidery Machinery Sewing Message Boards Sewing merchants Blog Help/FAQ About Pattern Review
Enter your e-mail address:




Advanced Search
Tags
New to PR?
Sewing Machines
Compare Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine & Serger Reviews
Embroidery Machines
Sewing Reviews
Sewing Patterns
Review Gallery
Sewing Books
Sewing Supplies
Sewing Websites
Sewing Stores
Sewing Class Reviews
Sewing Expo Reviews
Sewing Tips & Techniques
Sewing Podcasts
NEW!Fabric Glossary
Sewing Review Requests Add a Review Request
Your Account
Edit Profile
My Page
Favorites
Wish List
Pattern Catalog
Notifications
Friends of PR
Join Friends of PR
Find a member
Deal Corner
Photo Album
Calendar
Chat Room
Chat Schedule
Chat Transcripts
Sewing Classifieds
Add a Classified
Sewing Contests
enter contest
contest report
contest gallery
Favorite Links
reviews with comments
merchant gallery
article archive
newsletter archive
Craft Resources
contact info
shipping rates
returns & refunds
testimonials

Platinum Sponsor - Stylish Fabric
Stylish Fabric
You are not logged in. Login here.



Message Board > Knitting Lounge > Knitting for a newborn ( Moderated by JEF)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Knitting for a newborn
I am going to be an aunt in December
Deepika
starstarstarstar
Deepika  Friend of PR
Intermediate
MA USA
Member since 11/28/01
Posts: 11372
Founder

Going to PR Weekend Austin!
Login to reply to this post

Date: 7/23/09 5:57 PM

So I am that excited that I think I am overwhelmed with excitement and can't figure out what to sew/knit for my first niece/nephew!

Color is a problem. My brother and his wife are not going to find out whether its a boy or a girl.

I am thinking a set of booties, hat, mittens and of course a cardigan. Pattern suggestions please...

------
- Deepika
Founder, PatternReview.com
Blog: http://www.deepikablogs.com

m2

m2
Advanced Beginner
MD USA
Member since 1/27/05
Posts: 169
Login to reply to this post

Date: 7/23/09 7:38 PM

Debbie Bliss has some great baby patterns.

For color, I usually use red for babies where I don't know the sex.

Deepika
starstarstarstar
Deepika  Friend of PR
Intermediate
MA USA
Member since 11/28/01
Posts: 11372
Founder

Going to PR Weekend Austin!
Login to reply to this post

In reply to m2


Date: 7/24/09 9:11 AM

Red is a great suggestion! It's bright and beautiful. I might borrow some books from the library.

------
- Deepika
Founder, PatternReview.com
Blog: http://www.deepikablogs.com

LoriB
starstar
 LoriB  Friend of PR
Intermediate
AE GERMANY
Member since 4/23/02
Posts: 1000
Login to reply to this post

Date: 7/24/09 3:10 PM

Elizabeth Zimmerman's "Baby Surprise Jacket" is a popular and easy little jacket to knit for a newborn.

------
Lori (visit my blog at: http://monkeyroom.blogspot.com)

Elona
star
Elona  Friend of PR
Advanced
Member since 8/24/02
Posts: 8131
Login to reply to this post

In reply to Deepika


Date: 7/24/09 4:57 PM

Congratulations on becoming an auntie, Deepika!

As mentioned, Zimmermann's Baby Surprise Jacket would be fun to knit, and good for putting together colors when you don't know whether you're knitting for a boy or a girl. You might also like to look at Elizabeth Zimmermann's Tomten Jacket, which has a nice hood option. About halfway down this page, there are some cool photos of the little jacket under construction.

Aleah

Aleah
Beginner
CA USA
Member since 1/9/05
Posts: 186
Login to reply to this post

Date: 7/24/09 6:18 PM

I made the shawl-collared jacket (really a cardigan) from Debbie Bliss Baby Knits for Beginners for my daughter before I knew whether she was a daughter or a son. I chose a pretty green yarn and figured I could choose girly or more masculine buttons if I needed to. It's adorable. It's like a little grandpa/collegiate sweater for a little person. We get lots of compliments on it. The book is for beginners, but I wouldn't think it would be boring for non-beginners. The shawl collar took some fiddling for me to get it right. (There's an error in the pattern in the book, though, so make sure to check the errata on the Debbie Bliss site before finishing the collar if you decide to do this one.)

I've also made the simple hat from that book (the hat is huge, even in the smallest size, but it's super-cute). And my aunt knit up the booties from the book as well. I found them a little complicated.

Congrats on becoming an aunt. It's the best job in the world!

Sewnsewmom
star
Sewnsewmom
Advanced Beginner
Member since 7/31/08
Posts: 780
Login to reply to this post

In reply to Deepika


Date: 7/24/09 7:54 PM

I also want to recommend EZ's baby surprise jacket. Also, you can have fun picking out buttons for it too. Those can really add to the jacket. Have fun knitting!

Anne Frances
star
Anne Frances  Friend of PR
Intermediate
UNITED KINGDOM
Member since 10/12/04
Posts: 158
online now
Login to reply to this post

In reply to Deepika


Date: 7/26/09 2:53 PM

The baby surprise jacket is a very good and unisex garment - I knitted it in red for my grandchild, but I think it would look wonderful in a variegated yarn - bamboo yarn is wonderfully soft for babies. But I found what I did was much too wide for my quite small and slender first grandaughter until she was at least 6 months. There is useful information at knitwiki on gauge and size and apparently there is a new version of the pattern which may have more information than was available when I did it. Christine's baby booties actually do stay on - I made them in thinish (sock weight) yarn on American size one or two needles. They looked so small I couldn't believe they would fit any baby, but they were just right for my 6lb 2 oz second granddaughter this spring.
Being an aunt is such fun - congratulations to all concerned
Anne Frances

m/m

m/m  Friend of PR
Intermediate
NJ USA
Member since 4/4/05
Posts: 370
Login to reply to this post

Date: 7/27/09 11:57 AM

Many of Elizabeth Zimmerman's sweater patterns including the baby surprise and the book with the tomten jacket are available at http://www.schoolhousepress.com/, EZ's and her daughter's yarn & pattern business. Some of the patterns are only a dollar or two and they've got dvd lessons too. I made a tomten for a friend's son years ago and my then highschool age daughter demanded one of her own that she wore to shreds.

Deepika
starstarstarstar
Deepika  Friend of PR
Intermediate
MA USA
Member since 11/28/01
Posts: 11372
Founder

Going to PR Weekend Austin!
Login to reply to this post

Date: 7/28/09 11:06 PM

The surprise jacket is really cool but I dont think I want to pay $12 for this pattern, especially since I dont see myself making it again. For a baby its cute though. The book is rented out from my library so no scope there either. Is there any other place I can buy this pattern (cheaper) from? Or I should look at the shawl collar pattern. Thats awfully cute too.

------
- Deepika
Founder, PatternReview.com
Blog: http://www.deepikablogs.com

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Knitting Lounge >> Knitting for a newborn

Merchants on PR
Patterns from the Past
vintage sewing patterns
Deals!
Elliott Berman Textiles
Fabrics for Greater Ideas
Deals!
Gwyn Hug
Fabric Shopping Help!
Deals!
Lanetzliving Vintage Sewing Patterns
Vintage Sewing Patterns
Deals!
Style Arc sewing dress patterns
Patterns That Fit
Web site

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.
Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Online Sewing Classes
Break your Serger Out of the Box
Fee: $29.00
(Regular $49.00)
Break your Serger Out of the Box

Online Sewing Classes
Altering Jackets
Fee: $19.99
(Regular $59.00)
Altering Jackets

Ottobre Design Magazine 06-2011-36
photo
Review by sunnysewin... on 3/3/13
Read Review

Lolita Patterns Spearmint Paper Pattern

Details
Price: $22.00
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Sew Chic Knapsack Pattern (ln100)
Sew Chic Knapsack Pattern (ln100)

Details
Price: $5.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Maria Denmark Paula Pleat Skirt Digital Pattern
Maria Denmark Paula Pleat Skirt Digital Pattern

Details
Price: $10.90
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Oliver + S Tea Party Sundress, Bloomers, and Playsuit Digital Pattern ( Size birth - 24m )
Oliver + S Tea Party Sundress, Bloomers, and Playsuit Digital Pattern ( Size birth - 24m )

Details
Price: $13.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Simplicity 4192
photo
Review by Bendy on 1/22/13
Read Review

McCalls 6969 Pattern ( Size LRG-XLG-XXL )
McCalls 6969 Pattern ( Size LRG-XLG-XXL )

Details
Price: $18.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Vogue 1373 Pattern ( Size 16-18-20-22-24 )
Vogue 1373 Pattern ( Size 16-18-20-22-24 )

Details
Price: $32.00
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Subscribe to PR Message Board Feed Subscribe to the PR Message Board Feed Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe at NewsGator Online Subscribe at Bloglines Add to MyMSN