Baby Set

I made this for Francesca

Created by: Loucatgol

  • Project Details

    About

    I hadnt knitted for a few years.
    My eldest sister recently died which Ive been struggling to come to terms with, so I thought Id give it a go again.
    My nephew and his wife were expecting their first child, born yesterday, and so decided to knit something for the new baby.
    Ive only ever knitted adult projects before and thought this might ease me back in again.
    It took me about 2 weeks to complete the jacket and hat, which was quite quick for me!
    The only problem I had was when I attached the first sleeve. It didnt look very good so I tried unpicking it to redo but because I couldnt tell the difference Id undone the knitting rather than the seam! So I sewed it back up and left it as it is in the photo.
    Even though its early days yet Ive found its helped having something positive to focus on and I will definitely carry on knitting now.

    Needles & Hooks

    • Single Point 4.00mm (US 6) 30cm

    Accessories

    • Buttons
    • Stitch Markers
    Other : Buttons used Vogue Star 0317 D.

    Measurements

    Notes: 0-3 mths
    Dont know what fits like as yet to give it to parents.

    Tags

    Craft

    craft-knitting Knitting

    Skill Level

    difficulty Beginner

    Status

    project-state Complete
    Started on: Mar 6, 2017 Finished on: Mar 22, 2017
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    30 Comments

    • Jenny B

      Pakenham

      I know exactly how you feel after the loss of your sister, I used to knit & crochet a lot before my husband got sick and then passed away and it took me a couple of years to really get back into it. Now I have at least 4 projects on the go at any one time. I just love the simply but really stunning outfit. WELL DONE.
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    • Christine C

      Love the set and colour choice. What pattern was used for the hat and bootees? They are gorgeous.
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      • Loucatgol

        Thankyou. Under project details click on gartet stitch jacket.
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    • Teresa C

      I live in Australia and my niece and nephew were born in the UK. When they were little I showered them with hand knitted garments - it was the only way I felt I could envelop them with hugs!
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    • Fran G

      Beautiful x
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    • Lynn D

      Where can I find the pattern I'm scrolling all around but. This is my 1st pattern I want but can't seem to see it
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      • Gillian H

        Right hand side under pattern...click on "Garter Stitch jacket"
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    • Linda W

      The love we put into our knitting more than makes up for any perceived shortcomings. I'm sure your nephew and his family will treasure your handmade gift!

      My condolences at the loss of your sister. I hope the creativity and love that are so much a part of knitting for others continues to heal you.
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    • Lorraine S

      i am liking this beautiful babys set im starting to knit again it is a sense of peace innerinside a lovely calm feeling
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    • Debra B

      the set is lovely and I hope you enjoy knitting for many years to come. I have always found it very relaxing.
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    • looweeze

      Thats adorable. I love the colours. Where did you get your pattern for the bootees?
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    • Chris R

      I have ordered the pattern but where do I get the shoe pattern
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      • looweeze

        I was thikning the same thing, the shoes are gorgeous.
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      • Loucatgol

        All patterns were in book: 10 simple projects for cosy babies by sarah hatton.
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    • Christeen H

      Love the set especially the bootees.....haven't seen that design before and trying to find pattern for them as I have a second grandchild on way.. Love Knitting...can u plse publish a freebie ?
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    • Rosamund S

      Beautiful set well done.
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    • Bev B

      Beautiful baby set and pleased to hear you found some inner peace through knitting.
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    • Lynda B

      Lovely Knitting did you have trouble with the booties i tried last week and had no
      success condolences to you
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      • Loucatgol

        They were a little tricky sewing up but I think its just perseverance!
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    • Patricia B

      What a lovely piece of knitting and the colors are so pretty. Also, thank you for sharing part of your journey in life. My condolences with your sister's passing. Knitting can be such a wonderful and soothing hobby. Stresses and health problems are reduced by knitting needles. Gentle hugs to you!
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    • Barbara R

      Thanks for sharing! The sweater set is adorable ... you did a wonderful job! I may try to make a set. We have a pregnancy ministry close by and some precious baby would look so sweet in this. I know what you mean about knitting helping to heal the pain of loss and/or strengthen us in times of great stress. I unwind every evening with a skein of yarn and a set of knitting needles -- it's the best!
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    • Alison B

      Glad you found knitting helpful in dealing with your grief. Could you please give details of the patterns you used for the hat and bootees too - the set is gorgeous!
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      • Loucatgol

        Thank you. Got patterns from book 10 Simple projects for cosy babies by Sarah Hatton
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    • Amy F

      Big hugs to you and your family, you've done an amazing job and this is the start of many more beautiful projects. It's well publicised that knitting helps you when you're feeling down, it has helped me through the years, it just takes me to a different place which is calm and relaxing xxx
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      • Lorraine S

        yes your very right iv gone through trama spinal anyway my son has a baby boy hes growing 6 months im going to finish off a lovely babys cardigan i started few months i think its harder picking up knitting youve started thats my goal i know that feeling amy of relaxing differant place
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    • Vix

      Marlborough

      That is lovely, very stylish. Condolences on losing your big sister. If sisters get on well there is something very special between them. I have a younger sister and I could not imagine being without her so big love to you.
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    • Lesley F

      This is so nice - it looks lovely. Carry on knitting! i have just started teaching my daughter and friends in their twenties all are keen, i think this would be great for them.
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    • Lesley F

      This is so nice - it looks lovely. Carry on knitting! i have just started teaching my daughter and friends in their twenties all are keen, i think this would be great for them.
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    • Alison B

      Portsoy

      Beautiful baby set
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