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Knitted baby jumper

(31 Posts)
whywhywhy Sat 28-Sep-19 01:03:24

My friend's daughter had a baby back in May this year and she asked me to knit some jumpers for him. I was chuffed to bits as I love knitting and my kids (2) never wanted anything for their children. They preferred designer stuff at a daft price whereas my mam always knitted for me and my children and I did as well. So far this is the fourth jumper and I am really pleased with this one. It is from an old pattern which I have had for years.

whywhywhy Sat 28-Sep-19 01:04:41

This is a close up of the cats.

Callistemon Sat 28-Sep-19 02:48:32

Lovely!
I knitted jumpers for my DC with various patterns on; little trains around the edge, a horse (complete with mane), Postman Pat and his cat etc and even a countryside scene with a small cottage.

DIL liked knitted garments for the DGC too although they are getting too old for them now.

Well done.

whywhywhy Sat 28-Sep-19 11:03:14

Thank you, I'm really enjoying knitting these little jumpers.

Oldandverygrey Sat 28-Sep-19 11:22:37

That looks great whywhy, I also do a lot of knitting and have a regular collection of ancient patterns!

midgey Sat 28-Sep-19 11:24:02

My mum had that pattern! It looks lovely.

Farmor15 Sat 28-Sep-19 11:25:16

That's lovelysmile. I've been enjoying knitting for grandchildren - their parents do appreciate them and I'm getting more ambitious! I'd love to try that one, if there's any way I could get the pattern.

Grannyknot Sat 28-Sep-19 11:26:55

Whywhywhy that is beautiful. I am so lucky that my DIL has always appreciated my knitting for my grandson. But now the little blighter smile no longer wants to wear it, he's 5. But there are always other babies to knit for.

Magpie1959 Sat 28-Sep-19 11:45:15

I have always knitted for my GC - Aran is my speciality - I've knitted dozens for them, all very much appreciated by their Mums! There are some fabulous colours available in aran these days and I was so proud when they wore them.

Unfortunately I started to develop arthritis in my little fingers (tension fingers) and can't knit any more, I'm really disappointed. I'm reduced to crocheting lacy baby blankets these days. I make several through the winter months and donate them to childrens charities for them to sell.

AllTheLs Sat 28-Sep-19 11:47:45

That's so lovely - Love the colours and the cat design. I wish I could work the different colours together so big holes don't show!

whywhywhy Sat 28-Sep-19 12:05:51

Thank you so much. I'm not sure if the pattern is still available but if anyone would like a photocopy then please feel free to PM me. Its really old and I've never seen it again so I keep it safe. X

Farmor15 Sat 28-Sep-19 23:36:25

Here are a couple I knitted a while ago.

Tangerine Sat 28-Sep-19 23:40:36

I think the jumpers look great and, since babies aren't interested in fashion, I am sorry your own children didn't appreciate your talents. I can knit basic things but I couldn't produce these beautiful jumpers.

whywhywhy Sun 29-Sep-19 08:20:45

Farmor15 your jumpers are wonderful!

Callistemon Sun 29-Sep-19 08:25:35

I remember knitting the horse jumper in yellow for a little DD who was horse-mad.

Oopsminty Sun 29-Sep-19 08:31:27

How lovely, whywhywhy!

I've been debating trying my hand at. knitting and some lively Grans here have given me the push I needed to get going.

I doubt I'll ever be able to do cats though!

Oopsminty Sun 29-Sep-19 08:33:04

*lovely, not lively! But I'm sure you're all lively as well!

Oldandverygrey Sun 29-Sep-19 16:29:30

Farmor your jumpers are superb, love the colours.

HildaW Sun 29-Sep-19 16:50:24

Wow, some talented knitters. I am late to knitting but a trip to Iceland has inspired me to try some Scandinavian (ish). The Icelandic sweaters were such a price but I adored the natural colours they use - its all based on the natural colour of the fleeces or colours in the landscape. Anyway because they are made on circular needles and I'm teaching myself the techniques I have started with one for the smallest member of the family. Well so far so good and another GC has requested one so I must be doing something right!
I have always been more of a sewer but times change, sewing rooms are a lot to maintain and also its nice to have something you can do 'in your lap'.

whywhywhy Sun 29-Sep-19 17:04:17

HildaW I look forward to seeing some of your work in the future. I must admit that I have tried circular needles and I didnt like them one bit. Happy Knitting! x

SirChenjin Sun 29-Sep-19 18:48:01

Some very talented people on here - they are beautiful!

SirChenjin Sun 29-Sep-19 18:48:44

The jumpers I mean - although I’m sure the posters are beautiful too smile

gallusquine Sun 29-Sep-19 18:58:52

I’m surprised that the trend for home grown/ home cooked/ home made hasn’t included baby clothes. I think the baby will look lovely in his/ her beautiful jumper and right on trend too 😊

Harris27 Sun 29-Sep-19 19:04:30

I live knitting it’s my Prozac! It chills me no end. I love knitting baby blankets but find myself searching for old patterns for them if anyone has any? I’ve got three done awaiting ladies having babies at work😁

MawB Sun 29-Sep-19 19:06:33

Gorgeous Farmor !