I found this wonderful article that comments on how knitting is soothing. And with the expense of nearly everything in this world, cheap as well! I find that baby knitting patterns are the best choice as I usually have many projects going at the same time. Baby knitting patterns are quick enough that you can have that near instant gratification of completing a project.
I will see a yarn and just have to have it. So because the project total cost is so reasonable, I never have to have any guilt. And as we said the projects are small so having many baby knitting patterns going at once is excellent.
There are literally so many baby knitting patterns that you would never come to the end of your choices, sweaters, booties, hats, mittens, blankets, it is endless. I know I like to have the opportunity to do a whole outfit for the baby, so I will have several going at once.
And with the choices of yarn types, baby knitting patterns would never become dull or boring for you. There would always be a new surprise. They have so many soft and fuzzy and utterly charming choices that it seems like a gift to yourself every time you pick up your needles. And the colors! Not just pink and blue, much more for your imagination to run wild with.
Baby Knits for Beginners [Hardcover]
Baby Knits for Beginners [Hardcover]
There are several special perks to this beginner knitting book. First of all it is beautiful and hardcover so will preserve your project instructions for years to come. The photos are gorgeous. Debbie Bliss is known for her beautiful patterns and clear instructions and this book is designed with the beginning knitter in mind. You will be knitting for baby in no time at all. Anything from baby booties to baby blankets. This book is also in a handy format that is another thoughtful gesture toward the knitter. It will tuck down neatly into your knitting bag. There are a total of 15 projects for your knitting pleasure.
It occurred to me one of the reasons I love knitting for babies is the yarn. I mean really have you thought about this? It is soooooooo soft and squishy, hold it next to your cheek and you feel calm and gentle and you think babies. So what am I saying here, we all know baby yarn is great. Well here it is, wait for it…
Baby yarn should be used for us adults too!!
Yes! I mean it. What stops us from using this incredible yarn for some little something for ourselves? Oh I am not suggesting you use it to knit an ensemble. We know that it would take dozens of balls of yarn to make an adult outfit. But it would not take too much to make a scarf, can you imagine that up against your neck and face on a cold wintry day? I can.
So I had to try it. A few posts ago, I told you about that phenomenal deal I got on some fabulous baby yarn on my day trip. It was fantastic! But I didn’t really have a plan for the yarn. I’m sure you have done that yourselves. You see a beautiful color, or wonderful texture and you impulse buy it or the contingency plan that you will, of course, have an opportunity to use it eventually.
So I decided to use it for me. I made one of those little neck kerchiefs that really hug your face, one tail of the scarf slides into a loop on the other end and it snugs up to your chin. I love it. And it is so SOFT!
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What can I say? It was brilliant. I had so much fun. Hey I like knitting for me too. I sure you do too. Try some baby yarn next time.
Try this pattern, it is so elegant and beautiful. And when you use baby yarn it is to die for. So nice because you can make it any size you like. Based on how much yarn you have and how much energy you want to expend.
The pattern is in multiples of 10, so just cast on how ever many you want for the width of your choice. Use any size needle you want, realizing that a larger needle is going to take more yarn. Enjoy.
CO a multiple of 10 sts.
Row 1: K5, P5
Row 2: K4, P1, K1, P4
Row 3: K3, P2, K2, P3
Row 4: K2, P3, K3, P2
Row 5: K1, P4, K4, P1
Row 6: P5, K5
Row 7: K1, P4, K4, P1
Row 8: K2, P3, K3, P2
Row 9: K3, P2, K2, P3
Row 10: K4, P1, K1, P4
Rep Rows 1 – 10 until desired length.
You can’t beat it, Baby soft yarn against your skin. Go ahead, Go for it! You’ll love it!
I have discovered some unused time in my life. It is soexciting because I am always looking for more time.
Really…I am too busy, I can’t find time to do all the thingsI need or better yet, WANT to do. I love to knit my baby knitting patterns. When am I supposed to do it?
I know you know what I mean! There is the house, the pets,the yard, the job, the online job, many of you have kids on top of that! When are we supposed to knit! For crying outloud!
Well like I said, I found some unused time. Very special andvery, up to know, hidden time… Riding in the car!!
When my husband and I are driving somewhere, he is driving,I am riding. Sometimes hours can pass with nothing more than stopping atMcDonalds for a fountain coke to complete the ride with.
Do you see where I am going with this? You bet! All thosehours can really be put to much better use. In fact the last 2 hour trip myhusband and I took, I completed a baby blanket I had started months ago, butcouldn’t find any time to finish it.
I am so thrilled. I am really excited. Sometimes I wasresistant when my husband would want to drive somewhere, but now I am ready togo. Before I felt it was wasted time, I had guilt, I should be doing somethingproductive or meeting some goal. Now I am doing just that. I am productive, andmeeting a goal.
I am relaxing and feeding my love of knitting.
It was a wonderful discovery. I hope you will put it to usetoo. Get those baby knit patterns out and get going! Hidden hours we each have in our week. Have fun with them!!
This video shows the construction of a baby bootie pattern, knitted with straight knitting needles. You do not need to know how to “knit in the round” in order to make this pattern! It’s an excellent project for beginner knitters.
To make this pattern, you’ll need knitting needles, yarn, a yarn needle and/or crochet needle, and the pattern which can be found here: http://cyberseams.com/article/105035/all_things_knitting/knitted_baby_booties_size_newborn_to_six_months.html
This video does not teach you how to knit. If you are new to knitting these additional resources may be helpful to you:
How to Knit – the Basics: http://cyberseams.com/article/104877/all_things_knitting/how_to_knit_the_basics.html
We also have knitting instructions for Left Handers here: http://cyberseams.com/how_to_cyberseams.php#knitting_lefthanded
Knitted Cast On: http://cyberseams.com/article/105023/all_things_knitting/how_to_knit_knitted_cast_on.html
Garter (Knit) Stitch, Purl Stitch, Rib Knit, and Stockinette Stitch can all be found here: http://cyberseams.com/article/104876/all_things_knitting/how_to_knit.html
To learn more about knitting, sewing, crafting and to get project ideas and patterns, visit us at http://Cyberseams.com!
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Learn about the importance of gauge and swatching in knitting in this free online instructional video on how to knit.
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As we have talked about several times, knitting is a wonderful hobby, and knitting baby patterns is especially wonderful because of the less time and expense involved in choosing, and completing a project. Sometimes you can have a project started and you happen to find a beautiful must-have yarn. What do you do? Buy it of course.
You do know that you can never have enough yarn. I have three trunks full of yarn, baby yarn, and yarns suitable for older people projects. What are the advantages of this? Well I’m glad you asked.
If you have yarn readily available, there is never such a thing as boredom or being unprepared ever again. If it is a rainy cold day, I can spend hours going through my yarns and choosing the one that I will start a new project with. And if I get word that someone is having a new baby, I am instantly ready to get their gift ready for them.
But best of all it is wonderful to just collect the beautiful textures and colors and it makes you feel good. We have already talked about how buying baby yarns and baby knitting patterns is never going to break the bank due to the small size and thus smaller amounts needed. So you can afford to increase your stock without guilt. And always be ready.
There are many places to find good bargains on yarn and patterns. There are the regular brick and mortar stores that you can shop, especially this time of year, you can find fantastic bargains. But if you can go online, there is no end to what you can find. Any store that is in a mall that you might drive to, you can shop at online. And you can find coupons online to make it even more affordable. You can even find tons of free patterns on and off line.
One of the absolute best places to find unlimited free baby knitting patterns is at your local library. Knitting is so popular these days that a good public library will offer a very wide selection of knitting books. This provides you with basically limitless pattern choices. Using the library also gives you the option of checking out multiple books at one time so that you can search for the absolute best pattern for your particular project. An added benefit is that you have the full-colored example to guide you while you’re working on your project. And, if you decide you really like the book, you can always buy a copy for your own personal library.
If you have a computer or access to one, a whole new world of free baby patterns opens up for you. Of course, many knitting-related sites provide free patterns in the hope that you will purchase their knitting yarn or other knitting supplies. However, with the increasing number of personal blogs online, you can now find many avid knitters who enjoy sharing their personal baby knit patterns for free. Since everyone doesn’t necessarily know about these blogs, you have the option of making a one-of-a-kind item for your special baby.
It is endless fun and adventure in shopping and then hours of crafting joy! Hey what are you waiting for, get to shopping and knitting!!
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There are some days I am certain two or three hours have gone missing. There just isn’t enough time! On some days it seems like not enough time for anything. No fun or play just work and clean and worry. I am sure you recognize in this world there is plenty to worry about, but I think that is the very reason we need to make time for play too.
Sometimes, it is the place to knit. Some people feel that they need a special place. That lovely rocking chair or a special craft room, or me, I love sitting on my deck in the evening, listening to the sounds of nature and knitting all my baby knitting patterns. But if I can’t get to my deck, maybe it is raining, should that mean that I don’t knit that day.
Sometimes, we have a schedule to keep, house to clean, meals to cook, children to bathe, an perhaps a job to work. Well some of us are so regimented that we will not allow ourselves the “luxury” of some “me” time. Rubbish! We need it!
If we have schedules to keep, why not “schedule” your time to include some knitting?
I guarantee you will never regret it. You will feel better, be happier and more tolerant of the world around you.
The point of this post is to encourage all of us, myself included not to forget the importance of allowing ourselves some relaxation time. To allow ourselves the opportunity to soul search or meditate or simply think of nothing. But to have the time to do something we really enjoy doing, in this case, knitting.
Think of the message we are sending our children. I am harried, frantic and grumpy because there isn’t enough time in the day. Or, I am important too, and I am going to make the best use of the time I have, balanced between work and play.
So go ahead and try it. Give yourself permission to enjoy the basic pleasure of knitting our precious baby knitting patterns.
Have you decided what you might want to knit? Something simple and easy for a beginner. Something small. Okay, you are just learning the difference between a knit and a purl. You have to decide on some baby knit pattern to get started, well I suggest you start with a baby knit blanket.
Why? Because it is easy and it is a job you can complete in a reasonable length of time. Also it is worked on straight needles, which in my opinion is one of the easiest ways to learn knitting. You can make it any size, color or texture. The sky is the limit. Also it is a portable project. You can take it along. It is so fun to knit wherever you are, in the doctor’s waiting room, waiting for the arrival of your friend at the airport. Waiting to purchase the latest concert tickets camped out in line since 5am, see what I mean?
There are tons of baby knit patterns all over the web. So find one you like and then go shopping.
If you know the color scheme of the baby you are knitting for, nursery, the choice is simple. Or if you already know the sex of the baby before it arrives you are all set. If you do not know these two things and you are still interested in this baby knit pattern, then just go for it. Choose a color that you like that would be kind of generic for any baby. When you go to the yarn shops you will be dazzled by the choices. There are many many colors and textures. There are soft fuzzy ones and tweedy ones, and richly textured, touchable yarns. This will be the hard part making your choices.
Once you have your choices. Be sure to read your pattern and purchase enough yarn to complete your baby knit pattern. You want it to be one color lot number. But as mentioned in previous posts, you don’t have too much worry because you are really only purchasing a small quantity for such a small piece. So you can actually afford to take a look at those wonderfully expensive yarns, if you so decide. Of course, you may want to try you hand at knitting on less expensive yarn to just get the hang of it.
I’ll tell you a little secret that has saved me so many times, it is really necessary that I share it with you. When you find baby knit patterns, or any pattern for that matter, that you like, save it! You must organize your patterns. I have a small filing cabinet with dividers, blankets, caps, booties, dresses, etc. And then I put a sticky note on each pattern,
“easy to knit”
“add 10 extra stitches in width”
“real winner with mother”
“takes a bit of work but worth the effort”
“great take along project”
“not so great for fuzzy yarn, better in cotton”
you get the drift here. Tell yourself reminders about the pattern to make your next knitting of it more fun.
I can’t tell you the hours I have wasted looking through drawers and magazines for a pattern that I knew I had but couldn’t find it. If someone would have told me this secret when I started it would have been so timesaving and valuable to me. So I hope this helps you.
And I hope you get started on your first baby knit pattern and make that gorgeous new baby blanket for the next little someone coming into your life. Have fun!
How many times have you wanted to knit some cute baby pattern but it required you to make cables. I am not sure why, but we are afraid of cables.
Maybe it is because we have to use THREE needles. Yes. two knitting needles and a cable needle. And sometimes you can’t find the cable needle that is the same size of the needles you are doing the main knitting on. So you just sort of fake it and make do with the size you have.
Well I am thrilled to share with you a fantastic find. Cabling without a cable needle. The following very short video explains how it is done. And the amazing thing you could adapt this to any baby knitting pattern, Use it as a trim or a part of the main body. Explore the possibilities. This makes an easy knitting pattern out of something more complicated. It is really cool!
I hope you become as excited about this as I am. Go knit something!
You may be concerned about making your newly chosen baby knitting pattern. You have a plan of knitting for baby. Whose baby? It doesn’t matter, yours or there’s, as long as it is a baby. You have chosen a knitting for baby pattern, after careful consideration you have finally decided on the color and texture, you even got the right size of needles. So go for it!
What is your hesitation? Aren’t you excited?
Oooooooh, the knitting for baby pattern is intimidating you. It is a strange language of letters without words, p, k, co, yo, k2, k2tog, what are you to think?
Well let me tell you. It is really a basic language that can be learned in a single setting. You can go over to About.com and learn tons of knitting stuff.
P = purl
Co= Cast on
Yo= yarn over
K2= knit two stitches
K2 tog= knit two stitches together
These are all just shorthand for being able to instruct you as to what to next to make the baby knitting pattern come together without being so longwinded you couldn’t possible keep your place. And once you get used to reading it becomes second nature, I promise.
No matter what pattern you have chosen to knit for baby, the author of the pattern will give you all the abbreviations used in the pattern and they will be written out in longhand so you will know each one. Usually if the pattern stitch is less than common, the author will even given you a demonstration as to how to perform that particular stitch. They recognize that the baby knitting patterns can sometimes be intimidating. So they do all they can to make it as easy and understandable as possible.
If you are still uncertain, find out who your knitting friends are, and check with them. Or go to a yarn shop, they usually offer knitting classes. At the very least take your knitting for baby pattern with you with your yarn and needles and let the people at the yarn shop show you how to make whatever stitch is troubling you.
Knitting for baby is one of the most wonderful pastimes there are. Don’t let anything stand in your way. Enjoy!