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Sep. 3rd, 2005 02:15 pm (UTC)
Soaker pictures
I'm so glad I found your pattern. I'm looking for a soaker to knit in the round. I'm casting now. I would like to see a picture of a completed soaker, but can't access them. Am I doing something wrong?
Sep. 3rd, 2005 02:25 pm (UTC)
Re: Soaker pictures
Can you not see the images in this post? They seem to be loading just fine for me. Maybe refreshing your screen might help...
Sep. 25th, 2005 03:43 am (UTC)
I love your soaker - I've knit a bunch of them for my son and they fit great. I use wool all the time now as the PUL makes his little bum really sweaty, so as a result he has a lot of your soakers!
Anyway I was also wondering if you would mind if I sold a few soakers made from your pattern?? Not on a huge scale (I don't have the time-lol), more to support my knitting habit than anything else:)
Sep. 25th, 2005 03:47 am (UTC)
I'm delighted that you've enjoyed the pattern so much. Sure, you are totally welcome to sell a few soakers made from my pattern.

Happy knitting!!!
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Oct. 10th, 2005 10:03 pm (UTC)
I just love this pattern and have made a few soakers from it, but I figured out I was doing something wrong. When I put the 19 stitches on the stitch holder, I realized I was measuring the 4 inches from the cast on edge rather than doing 4 MORE inches of stockinette after the ribbing.

I made another one following the pattern correctly (after doing the ribbing, I continued for 4 more inches before putting the 19 st on the stitch holder). Well, the pattern came out HUGE! I thought it was my gauge, so I switched needle sizes (and got 4 3/4 st. to the inch...couldn't get an exact 5) and the soaker was still HUGE. Do you have any idea why this could be happening? I'm doing the large size and it's going almost up to my son's armpits! LOL!

Oct. 11th, 2005 12:09 am (UTC)
Re: Question
This one has me a little stumped, but I'm wondering if the trouble is possibly happening in the decreasing section after you've knitted the 4" of stocking st and placed the 19 sts on the holder. Are you decreasing the 2 stitches (one at the beginning and one at the end of the row) every other row? I think that would equal about 50 rows total for the crotch shaping/decreasing needed for the size you are making...until you'd be back to the 19 sts that you'd weave with the ones on the holder.

If this isn't it...I'd be happy to take a look at a photo if you have one and could email it to me. Maybe I can trouble-shoot for you that way. I really hope I can solve this for you...
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Nov. 12th, 2005 02:53 am (UTC)
pic of soaker
Hi I have just completed a soaker from your pattern..where can I send it so you can see it?
Nov. 16th, 2005 10:34 pm (UTC)
Re: pic of soaker
Sorry that I haven't responded sooner, I've been out of town.

You are welcome to send pictures to

I look forward to seeing them!
Nov. 15th, 2005 03:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you muchly!
I've covered my two boys' diapers with PUL, and that always caused rashes - and even a candida infection!! I can't wait to finish this wool soaker for the one on the way!
**totally excited**
Dec. 14th, 2005 01:45 pm (UTC)
You're welcome!

I'd love to see photos of your cute soaker if you feel like passing them along to me.
Nov. 29th, 2005 08:21 pm (UTC)
If I knit the soaker, will Wendy magically appear in it? Damn she is sooo cute!!! PS - Thanks fr the patterns. I've sent them along to my knitting sis and crossing my fingers that she will make one for the new arrival :)
Dec. 14th, 2005 01:52 pm (UTC)
Wendy's little girl is totally adorable, isn't she?!

I'll cross my fingers for you that your sister makes cute soakers for your wee one. ;)
Nov. 29th, 2005 09:22 pm (UTC)
i've loved reading the posts & learning your pattern... i'm new at this kind of stuff.

the problem is is that i enjoy much more crocheting... do you know how i could do this crocheting... is that possible? or do you know of a crochet pattern for soakers like theses?

Dec. 14th, 2005 01:50 pm (UTC)
Re: crochet
I haven't converted this pattern for crocheting yet. It certainly could be possible, but I don't know if I'll have the time to devote to testing the pattern and such for quite a while.

I didn't a quick little google search just now, and came across this cute crocheted soaker pattern. I haven't tried the pattern before, but it looks like a cute one.
Dec. 8th, 2005 02:00 am (UTC)
hey, why dont' you come and visit over at our forums!
Fun knitting chat and all that. :)
Mar. 18th, 2006 12:58 pm (UTC)
I just wanted to say a big, enthusiastic "Thanks!" for your generosity in sharing this gem of a pattern. The first couple of times I looked at it, the graphic had me so confused that I didn't even attempt it- but when I finally did, it clicked so easily! It knit up so quickly, I am making one per week during Daily Show episodes! I love having my baby's bum in wool, and I'm hoping thanks to this pattern I can have him in all natural, breathable materials this summer! Here's the first try:

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Tonight after the boys are asleep I am going to sit down on the couch and figure out how to do STRIPES!

Thanks again. I really enjoyed this project! So generous of you!
Mar. 21st, 2006 03:50 am (UTC)
Thank you! I'm delighted that you've been enjoying the pattern.

Btw, what a gorgeous soaker you made! The yarn is so super-cute.
Apr. 22nd, 2006 02:57 pm (UTC)
Could you point me in a direction for learning to add the cuffs? This is the first thing I've ever knitted that wasn't a rectangular scarf. I'm enormously proud of what I've learned so far, and I'm so grateful for your pattern!
Apr. 25th, 2006 02:55 pm (UTC)
Does this description of picking up stitches help? For my cuffs, I just pick up stitches around the leg holes and either make a ribbed cuff or a rolled one. (And you are using double-pointed needles at this point, circulars are just too big for the leg cuffs.) If you want to do a rib, make sure you are picking up enough stitches to accommodate your chosen rib (and baby leg circumference): a k2/p2 rib needs a multiple of 4, a k1/p1 rib just needs an even number. For a rolled cuff, you would use stocking stitch (all knit stitches when knitting in-the-round).

As far as a guideline for how many stitches to pick up, I'll leave that up to you. If I'm making a rib, I would probably pick up one stitch for every row around the leg opening. I might pick up a little less if only making a rolled cuff. It's kinda trial and error - if you start knitting the cuff and it seems too narrow or small, start again and pick up more stitches next time. You probably wouldn't want to have a cuff much under 36 sts though, as that would equal a leg opening circumference of a little over 7" (you're still knitting at the 5 sts to the inch gauge as the main pattern).

Does this help?
so cute - dreawd - Jul. 12th, 2007 02:40 pm (UTC) - Expand
Apr. 25th, 2006 09:34 pm (UTC)
those are incredibly cute!
Apr. 25th, 2006 10:04 pm (UTC)
WOW. So cool. Nice pics, great pattern! *bookmarks*
Jul. 22nd, 2006 02:56 am (UTC)
Thanks for the pattern!
I really like this pattern and was wondering if I, too, could have your permission to use it for resale purposes. Thanks for your time--it is appreciated.
Jul. 22nd, 2006 02:59 am (UTC)
Re: Thanks for the pattern!
I'm very happy that you've been enjoying the pattern.

Sure, you have my permission to make soakers from my pattern for resale.
Jul. 22nd, 2006 07:01 pm (UTC)
this all looks so wonderful! Good job! :)
Aug. 15th, 2006 12:50 am (UTC)
thanks so much for this pattern! i love it soooo much that it made me pick up circulars for the first time.

however, i'm sorry if this is a dumb question, but i am confused on the part of the directions where i am supposed knit back and forth on the remaining 44 stitches. do i continue to do this with the circulars or do i go to straight needles? i can't figure out how to do it with the circulars unless i'm making this harder than it really is.

of course, i understand if you're rolling your eyes at me and don't want to answer this question :)

Aug. 15th, 2006 01:44 am (UTC)
I'm so glad that you love the pattern!

Regarding your question (it's not dumb at all), this description (toward the bottom of the page) of knitting back and forth ("knitting flat") on circulars might help.
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