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    hi all

    looking for a pattern for a babies matinee jacket - my nana used to make them for every child that was born, and i'm looking for a pattern for my mum - she wants to try making one for our Gremlin. Nan used a knitting pattern (she didn't crochet at all) and used to make really pretty ones (not boring basic ones - these had patterns on them) - so hard to explain

    does anyone have a pattern for a matinee jacket like this? i've tried ebay (they only have premade ones - mostly in colors - i wanted white!) and the patterns that are tehre are really boring squarish ones, not pretty like Nan used to make!

    can you help me out at all?

    BG


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    When you say patterns do you mean like textured patterns i.e. cables etc or do you mean like a picture or different colour thread patterns otherwise known as fair isle knitting.?

    just so as i know what to suggest.....I have quite a few older knitting and crotchet books heres that are my mums so date right back as far as the sixties (or even fifties!) I should be able to find something nice!

    ETA: I just had a quick look at the RAVELRY site and there are 22 pages of patterns in the search term baby jacket in the patterns section...some really yummy ones. Ravelry is a knitting/crotcheting community site....you have to join though to see the stuff.....is free and is an awesome handcrafts site.......can take a few days to get the membership sorted as it has been so popular although I beleive thay are almost caught up with authorising new members so should be okay (took me 2 or 3 days to get authorised at first)....strongly suggest joining!!!
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    i'm looking more at a cabling or something like that - not colored threads or anything like that. will have a look at that site and see what i can find...

    sanks hun! should have said something when i was there last week lol

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    good morning

    there is another site knitting pattern central which has thousands of patterns available. I frequent the crochet one on a daily basis. The search function is really easy to use and she has broken everything down into subjects and sub- subjects

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    BG - is it a lacy pattern?? With buttons or ties?? I assume long sleeve and cardigan type. If you can give me some more details I have a few different patterns - both old and new.

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    yeah it was a lacy type pattern with long sleeves - cadigan - can't remember if nan made with buttons or with ties (ties easier for mum - she hasn't knitted forever so it's going to be a big effort!) - as long as it's knitted not crocheted as she has no idea how to crochet...

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    I'll check through the patterns I have and get back to you. I can scan and email them or copy and post - your choice

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    thanks michelle - scan and email is fine - i can forward them to mum and she can print if she wants to

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