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Mar. 23rd, 2008 03:37 pm (UTC)
I've been asked to make some of these for a friend. How do I wash these? Are they felted? If not, then they must have to be hand washed, right?

Mar. 24th, 2008 04:40 pm (UTC)
Re: washing
No, these aren't felted, and they do need to be hand wasked. Here's a good guide to washing wool soakers:

Mar. 30th, 2008 06:05 pm (UTC)
Selling Soakers
hey there, thank you so much for this pattern! i've made two soakers for my 7-month old so far and they are by far our favorite cloth diaper covers. anyway, we keep getting requests about them, so i was wondering...can i sell a few here and there? considering that i'm a full-time mom, small business owner, and freelance writer, chances are i'm not going to be making millions off of this venture. but it gives me a great excuse to knit in my free time! i'd also like to add this link to my webpage (www.abqbabylove.com) so moms can knit their own diapers if they'd like. thanks!

Mar. 31st, 2008 02:34 pm (UTC)
Re: Selling Soakers
I'm delighted that you've enjoyed my pattern so much! Sure, you are welcome to make a few of these soakers to sell here and there, and you are welcome to add a link to the pattern to your site. Thanks so much for contacting me, and I wish you all of the best in your many ventures!
Apr. 4th, 2008 07:39 pm (UTC)
question...first time knitting this pattern
Thanks so much for the great pattern and pictures. I have never knit a soaker before and am working the above pattern on circular needles (size 6 to obtain gauge), for a size medium (6-12 months). I knit up to the point of putting the stitches on the stitch holder, and continued knitting the remaining stitches (63)...this is where I am getting a little confused. The pattern says: "You will now be working back and forth on the remaining stitches. Dec. 1 st. at the beginning and end of every other row until 17 stitches remain." Since I am working in the round, I dec. the first stitch and last stitch of all the odd rows, and did not dec. at all for the even rows. But, what I have now is what looks like a very long-ish leg and a short leg. I have not yet begun weaving these sts. together. Did I misunderstand something or, are there missing instructions possibly? Thank you for your time ....and any words of wisdom.

Apr. 4th, 2008 07:51 pm (UTC)
Re: question...first time knitting this pattern
Once you put the stitches on the holder, you STOP knitting in the round and knit back and forth on the stitches that are still on the needle instead. You'll be knitting a flap, basically. It should not be a tube since you are not knitting in the round at that point.

Does that make sense?
Jun. 16th, 2008 09:38 am (UTC)
Heard so many great things about your soakers! For an amateur knitter - when you say '- Add cuffs if you desire by picking up one st for every row along the leg opening. '

What part in the pattern do I do this? Please help!

Thanks. :)
Jun. 16th, 2008 01:02 pm (UTC)
You pick up the stitches after the body of the soaker is complete.
Jul. 14th, 2008 11:31 pm (UTC)
just came wandering across this via ravelry and love it. thank you so much.
Jul. 14th, 2008 11:44 pm (UTC)
What a nice note -- thank you!
Aug. 3rd, 2008 06:46 am (UTC)
i'm totally stuck
I know you posted this pattern ages ago, so I'll completely understand if I don't hear back from you :o)

I read your previous comments, the article you linked, and even watched a youtube video about (NOT in the round)knitting on circular needles. I understand the concept and was able to execute my first unconnected row.

Here's my problem:

I finished my four inches of knitting, placed 16 stitches on a stitch holder, and was ready to go. The string of yarn connected to the bundle was on my right needle. In order to knit at that point, with the stiches on my left needle and my right needle free, I was basically working from the back of the soaker so my knitting looked like purling. I can't for the life of me figure out how to knit at that point without connecting the rows. On my second row, it's knit stiches, not purl stitches, but again on the third I'm back to the original problem.

I hope this makes sense, even though it's long-winded. I'm definitely a beginner (this is my first non-scarf project) and would love any help you can give. I feel like I'm *this close* to getting it.



PS I can send a picture if that'd help
Aug. 3rd, 2008 01:42 pm (UTC)
Re: i&#39;m totally stuck
Hi! I'm happy to offer some help. ...It sounds like you are confused about the change from knitting in the round. After you place the stitches on the holder you stop knitting in the round and start knitting back and forth (knit one row, purl one row to keep it in stocking stitch, etc) on the stitches that you didn't put on the holder. You just ignore those 16 stitches on hold and knit back and forth on the remaing stitches.

Does that help at all? You are welcome to send a picture to me if you are still stuck.

I'm happy to help...
Re: i&#39;m totally stuck - aliciacsun - Aug. 3rd, 2008 07:10 pm (UTC) - Expand
Aug. 11th, 2008 08:25 pm (UTC)
Permission to use pattern?
Hi- I love your pattern! Would it be OK if I make a few to sell? Thank you so much for sharing your talents.
Aug. 11th, 2008 08:57 pm (UTC)
Re: Permission to use pattern?
You are very welcome! And, sure, you have my permission to use my pattern to make a few for sale.
Sep. 23rd, 2008 02:31 am (UTC)
Hi, I've been faithfully knitting your pattern (with my own tweaking--for better or worse, depending on the day!) for 2 years now!:-) I've knitted them as gifts for my friends as well as my own kids. I've had a few people ask me to knit them for sale so I've toyed with the idea of putting some on Etsy or something. Is this okay with you? Either way, thanks once again for this pattern.:-)
Sep. 23rd, 2008 03:19 am (UTC)
I'm so happy that you've enjoyed my pattern! It's so neat to hear about all of the soakers that people have knitted from my pattern -- I love it! And, sure, you are welcome to use my pattern to make a few soakers to sell.

Happy knitting and take care,
Feb. 23rd, 2009 02:19 pm (UTC)
cloth diapers
I'm new to the whole cloth diaper (and mothering) thing. I have been using prefold diapers with a thirsty cover, but I wanted something more natural. I'm in the process of making my first wool cover, can someone tell me how to use it? What do I put inside the cover? Can I use a prefold? Thanks!
Jan. 30th, 2010 04:13 pm (UTC)
Re: cloth diapers
You can use prefolds or fitted diapers under wool covers. :)
Oct. 20th, 2009 09:17 pm (UTC)
LOVE LOVE LOVE this pattern, and the mamas I've gifted them to love them too! May I use this pattern to make some to sell?
Oct. 21st, 2009 12:44 pm (UTC)
Glad you've enjoyed my pattern! Sure, you are welcome to make a few for sale. Happy knitting!!!
Jan. 30th, 2010 04:11 pm (UTC)
How many ounces of yarn do you think it would take to knit a newborn soaker? I'm probably going to use Cascade 220 wool.

Thanks! :)

Edited at 2010-01-30 04:12 pm (UTC)
Feb. 1st, 2010 02:53 pm (UTC)
It probably won't take too much, but I don't know exactly how many ounces it will take. My guess is that 50g should be enough...but that's a guess (and I haven't knitted one of these soakers from my pattern in a while).

Best of luck!
Nicola Keely
Jul. 11th, 2015 04:18 am (UTC)
Weaving In
Hi! I have tried to read through all the comments in the hopes it has already been answered but it looks like a lot of comments have been deleted over the years.

I am unsure of how to weave the two sets of stitches together! I have asked a few knitting friends but I am trying to not rush this project and to take my time and do it properly so would really like to know I am doing the right thing.

Do you have a good link/tutorial for how to weave the two lots of stitches together? I look forward to hearing from you.
Melody Senevirathne
Oct. 12th, 2018 09:40 pm (UTC)
Permission to sell, please
I love your soaker pattern. It is very well written and easy to understand. And the finished soaker is an excellent design.

Could I have your permission to sell soakers made with your pattern, please? I hand dye yarn to sell and also sell a some knitted items.

I would credit your authorship on each listing.
Oct. 23rd, 2018 06:05 pm (UTC)
Re: Permission to sell, please
Thank you for reaching out to me! I'm so happy that you like my design. Sure, you have my permission to sell soakers made from this pattern. Best of luck to you!!!
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