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AbbyKnits
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Posted - 08/27/2006 :  2:48:04 PM  Show Profile  Visit AbbyKnits's Homepage Send AbbyKnits a Private Message
When my daughter was born I was given a handknit baby sweater that had a zipper in the back and a hood. I've been looking for a pattern to make one. Any suggestions on where to look? I love the zipper in the back because it makes putting on the sweater easy.

www.barefoot-knitter.blogspot.com

Boogie
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Posted - 08/27/2006 :  5:26:48 PM  Show Profile  Visit Boogie's Homepage Send Boogie a Private Message
I think there is a free one somewhere but Fibertrends has a nice pattern for it.
http://www.fiber2yarn.com/catalog.php?category=%20Baby%20Sweater
Scroll down a few.

amy
http://theboogerblog.blogspot.com
http://www.spunkyhats.com
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anderknit
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Posted - 08/27/2006 :  5:31:53 PM  Show Profile Send anderknit a Private Message
Funny, I too received a sweater like that and I thought it was great. My friend who knit it for me has lost the pattern, so I am searching for a substitute myself. I've run across a few possibilities:

http://www.geocities.com/lindaslists/babysweater.htm

and one that is not online. It's a Plymouth Yarn pattern from 1982, and the hood is ribbed. I hope this helps a bit.

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow.' "
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fmarrs
Guardian angel

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Posted - 08/27/2006 :  8:12:15 PM  Show Profile Send fmarrs a Private Message
I'm knitting it right now!!!!! From a free pattern!

The pattern I'm using is from www.knitting.about.com Just type zip up the back baby sweater into their search and it will show up.

I also knit a pocket for the front, like a hoodie, with a teddy bear on it, but that came out of my own head and is not part of the pattern.

fran



http://martianmischief.blogspot.com/
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llinn
honorary angel

USA
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Posted - 08/27/2006 :  11:56:00 PM  Show Profile Send llinn a Private Message
Take any crew neck baby cardigan with a hood, swap the fronts to the back and split the hood up the back. Install the zipper, but remember this little trick. Sewing a zipper into stretchy knitted fabric can be a pain in the gluteus. Install the zipper on 2 pieces of grosgrain or softer satin ribbon, then whip stitch the ribbon to the sweater.

Much easier and way less work.

Llinn
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frenetic@charter.net
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Posted - 08/28/2006 :  04:46:19 AM  Show Profile Send frenetic@charter.net a Private Message
I have the Fiber Trends pattern and want to make it for 2 baby gifts, but am having trouble finding washable wool in the gauge (20 sts.). Any ideas?
Sharon
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fmarrs
Guardian angel

USA
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Posted - 08/28/2006 :  08:24:50 AM  Show Profile Send fmarrs a Private Message
Sharon,
20 stitches is a standard gauge for worsted weight yarn. Try changing your needle size to get the gauge. I get it with a size 7 needle.

fran

http://martianmischief.blogspot.com/
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frenetic@charter.net
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Posted - 08/28/2006 :  08:42:32 AM  Show Profile Send frenetic@charter.net a Private Message
Thanks Fran, I guess I did not have enough coffee in me this morning.
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AbbyKnits
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Posted - 08/28/2006 :  3:38:33 PM  Show Profile  Visit AbbyKnits's Homepage Send AbbyKnits a Private Message
Wow! thanks for the great patterns. They are just what I was looking for.

Abby

www.barefoot-knitter.blogspot.com
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Quill
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Posted - 08/31/2006 :  10:01:52 AM  Show Profile  Visit Quill's Homepage Send Quill a Private Message
My mom has made about a thousand of these-- I have two for my kids, and I've made one for a friend. They are absolutely fabulous, and easy, too. I have an ancient xerox of the pattern-- don't know where it came from, though. The one we use is the "knitted Hooded sweater" by Bev Dillon.

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/quillkdc/my_photos
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