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Aug. 20th, 2006 06:14 am (UTC)
love this pattern, may i have permission to use this for resale?

I have knitted a bunch and started adding my own tweaks here and there, but wanted to ask you before I knitted a bunch and tried selling them

Thanks so much!
Aug. 20th, 2006 12:53 pm (UTC)
Sure, you have my permission to make soakers from my pattern and sell them. I'd love to see photos of your soakers, send them along if you like.

Best of luck to you!
Aug. 21st, 2006 02:32 am (UTC)
question about leg cuffs
I am a novice knitter and this was my first time knitting in the round. Thanks for the great pattern and for posting the pictures of the finished products! The only thing I have left is to put on cuffs. I understand the concept of picking up stitches, but I'm not sure how I do it around a round edge. I'm guessing I'd use double pointed needles? How many stitches do i pick up?
Aug. 21st, 2006 03:55 am (UTC)
Re: question about leg cuffs
Sure, you could use double pointed needles, that's what I use. Some people like to pick up the stitches with a crochet hook first and then transfer them to their needles.

As for how many stitches, I would suggest measuring the circumference of your finished leg opening and divide that number by your knitting gauge to get the number of stitches you should shoot for. (For instance, if your leg opening measures 8 inches and your gauge is 5-stitches-per-inch, you'd want to cast on around 40 stitches.) If you knit up that cuff and find it's too tight for your liking, redue the cuff with a few more stitches added.

I hope this helps!
Sep. 4th, 2006 04:05 am (UTC)
I LOVE these!!! About how much yarn does it take to make one for size small?? I have made a ton of baby sweaters, but no bottom parts and these will be GREAT to go with the sweaters.. Just wondering if I have enough in my leftovers or really need more. Thanks!
Sep. 5th, 2006 03:22 pm (UTC)
I don't know exactly how much yarn the small one takes, but my guess is that 50g should be enough for the small. Even if a 50g ball didn't end up being enough, you could always add different color cuffs and icord tie...or knit in a stripe or two in the body of the soaker. Have fun with your leftovers!
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Sep. 11th, 2006 06:31 am (UTC)
I apologize for writing to ask this so long after the post. I hope you might be able to help me. I tried making a soaker using this pattern a few days ago and I was really lost on how to weave the last 12 together in a neat seamless way. I got it together, but it's quite messy. :( What method of weaving do you recommend for that? Do you use a tapestry needle and sew it together from unbound edges (the part on the stitchhodler and that from the needle) or is there a good way to knit it together? Finishing techniques confused me.. Than you for any help you can offer on this. :)

Also, how do you convert this to longies? Is the pattern the same, just picking up stitches like for cuffs and continue knitting or is pattern totally different??? Thank you so much!

Sep. 11th, 2006 11:51 am (UTC)
Weaving the stitches is a tricky concept to understand from just a text description...it really does help to see pictures of the process. You found that tutorial link I posted in another comment, I hope that helps you. Please let me know if you still feel stuck. Good luck!

On convert to longies, I use a different pattern for longies. My favorite pattern is by Elizabeth Zimmermann. I tweak the hip shaping increases sometimes (increase every-other-row instead of every-third-row) since the pattern allows for a pretty high rise. Here's a recent pair that I'm working on. I haven't woven the middle stitches together yet.

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Sep. 18th, 2006 09:47 pm (UTC)

My first soaker!

Thank you so much for the pattern. The only thing that hung me up a bit was I didn't see a gauge for the rows, just stitches across. As you can see, I made it! :D


Sep. 18th, 2006 09:54 pm (UTC)
What a beautiful soaker! I love the stripes.
Sep. 25th, 2006 05:48 pm (UTC)
I wanted to be another one that said thank you for this pattern. It was easy to do, and I enjoyed using this pattern (I even put a copy into my (real paper & pen) knitting journal! :oD).
Here are 2 pictures:
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I just finished knitting another one, and I'll have to get pics of it and post them soon :o)
Thank you again!
Sep. 26th, 2006 03:06 am (UTC)
Looks super! That's a very cute soaker.
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Sep. 26th, 2006 02:55 am (UTC)
Stitch holder
Okay, I just put my stitches on the stitch holder now what? This is my first project with anything like this and I don't know what to do. Do I keep knitting in the round or what? I just can't pictue what I need to do. Thanks for the help.
Sep. 26th, 2006 03:03 am (UTC)
Re: Stitch holder
After you put your stitches on the stitch holder, you stop knitting in the rounds and start knitting back and forth. The stitches on the holder are just there hanging out until you are finished with your decreases.

Does that help?
Oct. 18th, 2006 07:13 pm (UTC)
Wow thanks. This looks like a great pattern. Since I love to knit and I want to start cloth diapering my son I cant wait to try this pattern
Oct. 28th, 2006 12:29 pm (UTC)
I hope you enjoy the pattern! Feel free to let me know if you have any questions about it. Happy knitting to you!
Nov. 9th, 2006 12:16 am (UTC)
I learned how to knit basically for the sole purpose of wanting to knit soakers! Probably not the best "first knitting project" but what can I say? I'm impatient! I've had SO much fun learning how to knit them, though. I've made about half a dozen now for my two cloth diapered kiddies. Here is one of them that I made for my 2 week old daughter. Now that she has arrived and I know she is a girl I think I may have to go buy lots and lots of pink wool since all the oens I've made thus far are neutral-y. Anyway, just wanted to say thanks for a great pattern, I have REALLY enjoyed using it!

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Nov. 9th, 2006 04:13 pm (UTC)
What a wonderful story! ...and what a little cutie your daughter is. Your striped soaker is great, and I'm so glad that you've enjoyed my pattern.
Nov. 10th, 2006 08:58 am (UTC)
Here is mine:
DSC00532- knit soaker

Took me forever to figure out how to graft stitched lol but its a good thing to know how to do. Mine is in acrylic instead of wool. I didnt expect it to work that well but I find that it works GREAT on him. So I plan on making naother.

Anyway, pattern worked out perfectly :D
Nov. 28th, 2006 12:38 pm (UTC)
Cute cute cute!! I wish I could get the hang of knitting. I've tried numerous times to try to teach myself with books and such but it never looks too pretty. I dont know anyone who can teach me in person... same with sewing. I really want to learn how to sew but have no one to teach me.
Jun. 16th, 2007 07:50 am (UTC)
I know you made this comment like, months ago, but I thought I'd let you know that I had the same problem. I used the beginning DVD from Nici McNally, and I was doing basic knitting really quickly, and so far it doesn't look too bad. You might give it a try!

Good luck :)
Dec. 13th, 2006 01:35 am (UTC)
I've completed my first soaker...but I must have done it wrong because the leg holes are way too tiny! :( I'm devastated...this is only my fourth finished project, and I was looking forward to this one and now I don't think it can be fixed.

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See how small the leg openings are? They're about an inch and a half in diameter. I did the SSK and K2tog decreases like in the instructions...what did I do wrong? Is there any way to fix it now that I've already grafted the seam?

Thanks for any help you can give me.
Dec. 13th, 2006 01:47 am (UTC)
Re: Help!
...it looks like you decreased every row instead of every other row. It is fixable!, but you'll need to take out the grafting (clip a stitch on the row and start pulling it out). You'll need to reknit the soaker from the point where you started your decreases. You'll have to attach more yarn at one point, but that's fine. When you work the decrease rows, just remember that you're decreasing every other row, not every row.

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any more questions. I'll be happy to help.
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Feb. 10th, 2007 08:56 am (UTC)
casting on
Hi, Firstly thankyou for posting your pattern, it looks fabulous.
However I'm having a bit of trouble as a new circular knitter. For the newborn size the 56 stitches look too small for the waist measuring only 7" when stretched out lengthwise. Also with the 16" needles they are way too long.
I'm sorry if this is a silly question.
Thanks again.
Feb. 10th, 2007 03:54 pm (UTC)
Re: casting on
You should be casting on very loosely, and if your gauge is correct (5 stitches per inch), those 56 should equal a stretchy waistband of a little over 11 inches.

Does that help?
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Feb. 16th, 2007 07:43 am (UTC)
Thank you for this pattern!
This is my first knitting-in-the-round project and the only bit I had trouble with was the grafting (but by the time I finished it was looking ok). Here's a couple of pics (still need to knit an i-cord). The only change I made was knitting the ribbing in smaller needles.
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Apr. 11th, 2007 06:08 am (UTC)
so i have a nephew coming pretty soon and ive been crocheting stuffed animals for him.. ive seen this pattern before and i said to myself "why not just make the kid some cozy pants or shorts?".

im not a mother (18) so im not very hype to what babies need, do you guys think my sister (who isnt crafty and a first time mother) would want something like this?
Apr. 11th, 2007 12:22 pm (UTC)
Crazy pants or shorts would be a great idea! Even if your sister doesn't use cloth diapers, diaper covers are a cute way to disguise a plain disposable diaper too.
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