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Old 02-22-2010, 07:15 AM   #1
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nb v. sm soakers/shorties

I'm wanting to use mostly wool on dd coming in May. I was going to make 8-10 pieces. How many should be nb and how many should be sm? I wish I knew how big she would be. DD was 7lb 4 oz at birth and 12lb 8 oz at 4 mo. I'm going to have a few pul covers for under "regular clothes". 2-3 xs and 2-3 s. So what's your opinion?

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Old 02-22-2010, 12:42 PM   #2
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Re: nb v. sm soakers/shorties

I've had a few things knit for DD on the way, and I was having trouble deciding on size, too. I asked the opinion of the WAHMs knitting for me, and I've been told several times that babies tend to grow out of NB really quickly, so I'd be better off to go with small if I wanted something that would last most of the summer.

I really like the idea of capris! I have a couple knit with these measurements:

W- 15
H- 17
R- 15
I- 4

I've been told that they'll be like short longies in the very beginning, and then capris (or a bit shorter) by the end of summer. Also, the rise measurement is a little long, but I think I'll just fold down the waistband for the first few weeks. I'm all about things that will last more than a couple weeks!
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Old 02-22-2010, 01:11 PM   #3
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Re: nb v. sm soakers/shorties

DS was almost 10lbs at birth, and wore his NB stuff until 6 weeks or so. So this time I'm reusing that, and focusing more on smalls. Since I knit my own, I do the legs way too long and then cuff them up, and it works well for me. I am doing a few pairs of long shorties though, that hopefully will be like Mandy said
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Old 02-22-2010, 02:52 PM   #4
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Re: nb v. sm soakers/shorties

I'm making three solid colored nb soakers, a pair of longies in nb and I have one other soaker for nb size.

I figure my lo will probably outgrow them fast too, my last baby was 8lbs even and every one has been about 1/2 pound bigger than the last. The bulk of our stash will be small shorties and soakers, a lot of shorties because I love how they look on tiny boys.

I bought the vanilla soaker off Ravelry, I'm making a few with this because the're ribbed and will last longer. If I had a little girl, I'd probably go with soakers, a couple capris (shorts later in summer) and a few skirties without a lot of flounce so they wouldn't look silly or too big if you wanted to use them on your newborn.

I bookmarked this one back before we knew we were having a boy, it's free:

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...skirted-soaker

The soaker patterns I'm using:

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...pdragon-soaker
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/vanilla-3
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Old 02-22-2010, 04:40 PM   #5
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Thanks for the pattern link.
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