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Where can you buy hand knitted baby clothes line granny used to make?

(51 Posts)
lighthousekeeping Sun 19-Aug-12 17:23:17

Without costing a fortune. I'd quite like to buy a couple of cardigans as presents. Is there such a place you can order them from?

blackteaplease Sun 19-Aug-12 17:26:45

I don't know.about online but both my local haberdashery ad the hospice shop at the hospital near me sell these

MrsLatcher Sun 19-Aug-12 17:27:07

Yes -

MonaLotte Sun 19-Aug-12 17:27:33

Our wool shop sell them and have also seen them at craft fairs.

GrizzlyFrontBum Sun 19-Aug-12 17:27:45


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GrizzlyFrontBum Sun 19-Aug-12 17:27:58


GrizzlyFrontBum Sun 19-Aug-12 17:28:11

Local wool shop

krisskross Sun 19-Aug-12 17:34:05

church fetes and school fetes and local fetes (clearly a bit of a fete theme here) are fantastic for them. were in london and lovely boutiquey style shops have the same thing but literally five times as expensive.

also- i am not very creative, but when expecting ds now 5 i did a free 1 hour course in john lewis haberdahsery dept, bought a book called baby knits for beginners by debbie bliss and managed to knit myself a lovely beanie hat, some bootees and a blanket. never managed the blanket though. our local libraries (borough of barnet) also have knitting groups with lots of old ladies- if you has anything similar they would love to advise you. i did feel excessively proud of myself for making them. grin

MattDamonIsMyLover Sun 19-Aug-12 17:34:48

Hospital Friends shops.

vjg13 Sun 19-Aug-12 17:35:03

Have also seen them at wool shops and church fairs for very reasonable prices, always slightly naff colours though.

krisskross Sun 19-Aug-12 17:37:25

erm-that should have said i knitted those things for the baby. i wouldnt look great in bootees with my corns.

lighthousekeeping Sun 19-Aug-12 17:38:19

I bet you did!! I'm in the same borough, funnily. What I want is something made from naice organiccy wool something old fashioned but with a modern twist. Maybe a wrap over cardigan in grey or caramel? I need to start googling. There won't be anything in the church fetes near me. I'm sure of that,

krisskross Sun 19-Aug-12 17:44:42

have to be quick but theres a nice shop in islingotn called loop and another one on alexandra park rd n.22 called studio 108- think they sell such things. and theres aravore in crouch end but you need another mortgage to shop there. !!

Bunbaker Sun 19-Aug-12 17:48:26

IMO grey or caramel aren't very flattering colours for a small baby. Are you sure that this gift will be appreciated? I have read a number of threads on here from posters who have been sent loads of knitted stuff that just gets given to charity.
Our local children's hospital sells hand knitted cardigans BTW.

lighthousekeeping Sun 19-Aug-12 17:51:49

Ill have to give that idea a miss I can't see anything for less than £40

lighthousekeeping Sun 19-Aug-12 17:53:38

I don't want acrylic that's what my own hospital sells. God, I wish I'd listened to my great auntie more who always tried to show me how to knit.

RaisinDEtre Sun 19-Aug-12 18:10:39

DK cotton is best for babies

acrylic, yuk, wool itchy and can snag on oft-washed new parent hands

EyesDoMoreThanSee Sun 19-Aug-12 18:14:46

my aunt makes clothes for dd, all dd 's cardigans from birth are hand knitted, would cost fortune in the shops. cannot recommend enough

titan Sun 19-Aug-12 18:16:08

here. Full price stuff is expensive but good discounts in the sale section.

lighthousekeeping Sun 19-Aug-12 18:40:01

That's a lovely site. Unfortunately I can't buy any of the sale items as the baby's not born yet. Don't know the sex. There isn't a unisex section. Some beautiful things.

Itsgottabebags Sun 19-Aug-12 18:46:23

Charity shops!

MrsMiniversCharlady Sun 19-Aug-12 18:50:45

Lighthouse, I adore knitting and don't have any babies to knit for. I'd be very happy to knit anything you want for your baby for the price of the wool if you'd like?

ClaireRacing Sun 19-Aug-12 18:54:07

Does your local church have a knitting ministry?

I bought loads of, mostly, cardigans, from church. I got them in every (pastel) shade, for two or three pounds each. They took orders too.

KurriKurri Sun 19-Aug-12 18:56:34

Try posting on arts and crafts - loads of knitters on there smile

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