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marthamydear Thu 23-Dec-10 15:33:05


This is an odd request, I was wondering how I might find someone to knit my baby some clothes when he is born in April.

I love hand knitted clothing and I would love to be able to find a pattern in a knitting mag and buy some lovely luxury wool and have someone knit something really special for my new arrival (I would pay of course and would find materials required)(or donate to a charity that they may support)

I would like a skilled knitter (not asking for much) I know that the hospital shop at QCH in W6 have some pre knitted babies wear, but I guess I'm reluctant to ask in case I hurt their feelings (implying their knitwear on sale isn't quite what I'm after)

I don't have a grandma, or anyone else I know that can knit.

Thanks in advance if you can point me in the right direction to someone good with knitting needles and wool xx

TheBrandyButterflyEffect Thu 23-Dec-10 16:08:26

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

BikeRunSki Thu 23-Dec-10 16:15:17

Out local haberdasher's has a lady who knits things up to order.

I have also bought a lot of hand knitted stuff from Ebay - there are folk who knit just to sell on Ebay - and I am sure that some of them advertised that they would make stuff to order.

You might like this site too.

I am sure that the ladies in your hospital would not be offended if you asked them to do something special for you though.


tb Thu 23-Dec-10 17:02:18

Would it be worth asking in a local residential home? There might be someone there who is a keen knitter who would like to knit for 'someone' rather than just for a coffee morning, bring and buy sale etc.

Could also be worth asking at a local church, or as bikerunski has said asking at a local haberdashery shop, they might know of someone - they might even have a small ads board.

Also, I know they do other things, but how about the WI or its more urban version the TWG (townswomen's guild)?

LatteLady Thu 23-Dec-10 20:43:56

If you let me know what you would like, be more than happy to help out. Have just finished a couple of Debbie Bliss bits for a chum and am doing a Sublime cardie and hat in Merino and cashmere for a friend who is due in Feb plus a hat an scarf for a one year old who needs his name on his hat (in case mum forgets his name!)

More than happy to send pics of my work.

marthamydear Fri 24-Dec-10 18:15:31

Oh, thanks for all your replies.

I may take you up on your offer LatteLady, can I get in touch in the New Year?

Thanks for your help ladies and Merry Christmas x

ali11 Fri 24-Dec-10 18:23:48


I also would be willing to help you if you want to get in touch with what you would like I have just finished knitting some 3ply shawls for a shop beside me. I enjoy my kniting and love making baby clothes


OmaknitsbooteesforBabyJesus Sun 26-Dec-10 14:35:22

Yes I would love to knit for you if you are still stuck. Just pm me.

LatteLady Sun 26-Dec-10 16:36:02

Look forward to hearing from you... am currently testing my new needles on a lilac cardie for Stacey's sprog to be.

Irene01 Fri 18-Feb-11 11:23:29


My challenge is the opposite! I love knitting baby clothes etc. but have no-one to knit for. I'm a grandma with a daughter-in-law who doesn't like hand knitted things.....

I've made up a little website of the patterns I like using etc. If there is anything there do get in touch.

purplepidjin Fri 18-Feb-11 11:34:16

Hi Irene I'm a crocheter and I donate to Lisa's Stars - they need really tiny stuff.

My stuff is and I think the link is on the page smile

Irene01 Fri 18-Feb-11 12:36:38

Hi - thanks for the thought. I do get wool left at the end of a garment. I will try making it up to very small sizes and donate it.

Kryshees Sun 20-Feb-11 20:04:32

There are lots of knitters on sites like and too

They have their own shops with things in ready to buy, worth a looksee.

MosaicTree Mon 28-Feb-11 07:16:05

Hi there. I hope that you find a knitter - as others have said, post on Folksy - I'm sure that you could start a thread in the forums there - its a very active messageboard.

I can help with baby hats - do visit my shop on and click on the baby hats button. Cotton rich wool, bright and fun. get in touch if you are intersted.

Whatever happens, I hope that you find some really lovely clothes for your new arrival.

TheSydenhamSet Mon 28-Feb-11 08:18:56

i've picked up lovely handknitted items for my baby dd on ebay.

Rambler1 Wed 23-Mar-11 13:06:01

I have recently had some clothes knitted by Jacqui at Jan Wood Handknits based in South Wales. Very impressed with the quality of the clothing. They were all knitted in a machine washable blend of natural wools, merino wool, silk and cashmere. Would thoroughly recommend them to anyone. They were also excellent value for money based on other handknitted clothes I have seen on the internet. Jacqui's contact number is 01656 658109.

woollyideas Fri 25-Mar-11 09:22:19

Anyone who wants hand-knitted baby/toddler clothes is welcome to message me. I've been knitting for over 30 years and am pretty damn good!

To give an idea of the quality you can see my work on ravelry website. Just search for my user name (woollyideas) and 'projects'.

Rambler1 Tue 28-Jun-11 21:51:57

Jan Wood Handknits now have a website Great stuff - good quality. My daughter loves the presents I buy for her new baby.

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