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Baby Jumpers, Cardigans and Hats

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I have to go to the maternity day clinic tomorrow so I thought I’d post the rest of the baby stuff that I made, just in case they make me stay. I have borderline hypertension, nothing serious, they just want to know if it fluctuates wildly in a single day or if it’s more of a week by week thing. It’s been perfect for the last 6-8 weeks, but was borderline on Friday and when I first saw the doctor 18 weeks ago so they want to know if it could have been high on days that I wasn’t at the clinic.

I’ll be taking some knitting of course (I hope they let me knit while attached to all those gadgets), and I’ll be making some ballband washcloths.

I’ll show the projects roughly in the order that I finished them. Because I don’t want to spend 10 hours writing a post like I did with the toys, I’ll link each project to my ravelry page so that you can see my notes on any changes that I made, which yarns I used etc.

Presto Chango, a free online pattern. The original has very pretty lace panels on the front but I left the lace off because I didn’t think it would work well with such a colourful yarn.

Presto chango

Knut Hats, a free pattern on

Vintage Hues Knut Hat

Knut hat knit with Cleckheaton vintage hues

Handspun Knut Hat

Hnadspun knut hat

February Baby Cardigan from Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Knitter’s Almanac. I left out the lace to make it a more all-purpose jacket for very cold days

February baby cardigan

Baby Surprise Jacket from The Opinionated Knitter, also by Elizabeth Zimmermann (you may start to notice a trend here)

Owl Baby Vest, a free Ravelry download.

I made a lot of size modifications to this vest so that it would fit baby-in-progress during the cold weather.

Owl baby vest

Surplice Jacket. Another pattern by Elizabeth Zimmermann 🙂

Baby surplice jacket

Handspun Natural Wonder from Family Circle: Easy Baby Knits: 50 Whimsical Projects for Babies & Toddlers

Handspun baby cardigan

A closeup of the handspun yarn:

Handspun swatch for baby cardigan

The next two hats are from my The Any Yarn, Any Size Knit Hat Book

Skully Jester Hat

Baby jester hat with skulls

Handspun Stocking Cap

Handspun stocking cap for a baby

and that’s it for all the baby knitting so far!

If I’m not admitted tomorrow (I doubt that I will be), I’ll show you the receiving blankets and bibs that I have sewn and tell you all about the rest of the projects that I want to get done before the baby’s born. I am nothing if not ambitious in my crafting 😉

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  1. Crystal

    Hi Sarah!
    Congratulations on your baby-in-progress! LOL should have called mine that, but he’s a toddler now! I hope everything goes well at the clinic; I’ll be thinking of both of you!
    I wonder, could you write or point me to some text-only instructions for the butterfly looms? I have the whole set, but the instructions are too heavy on pictures for me. They have very little text, and while it’s probably an easy technique, I’m lost without text… Probably, if you’d give me instructions for the baby or small loom, I could figure out the others.
    Thanks, and take care!

  2. sue

    I realised what I’d done … I found the patterns…. I just didn’t scroll down the page!!
    derrrr!! ( I can only blame it on the time … it was about 1am when I found your site!!)
    So just cancel the message I left you yesterday as a comment on this page!1

  3. Eve Markley

    I found this pattern for a Dr. Who scarf that I want to knit for my daughter. I’m having trouble finding the yarn. (I’m in Ohio, USA) Can you tell me the brand of yarn and color (or number). I realize this was made years ago, but I’m hoping it’s possible to get the same yarn. I’m not even sure you’re the same girl who posted that pattern. Please help if you can! Thanks a lot.

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