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Aug 25, 2019 07:31:27   #
checht
 
A while back I purchased luxury cashmere silk merino yarn intended for someone’s baby. They had a difficult time staying pregnant and finally three years later are past the stage of worry.

I want to design a long sleeve and long pants onesie or sweater set for a newborn or 0-3 months, since I haven’t found anything online I love. I have designed hats and mittens and changed existing patterns to what I needed but never something so complicated from scratch.

I’m just not sure what size newborn or 0-3 babies are. Is there a resource that tells me how big a chest is, how long sleeves should be etc?

Thank you all for your help
 
Aug 25, 2019 07:40:10   #
RookieRetiree (a regular here)
 
https://www.craftyarncouncil.com/standards/baby-size-chart
Aug 25, 2019 07:41:17   #
keasterson
 
You can try here https://www.craftyarncouncil.com/
Aug 25, 2019 07:44:48   #
checht
 
RookieRetiree wrote:
https://www.craftyarncouncil.com/standards/baby-size-chart


This is perfect, just what I was looking for. Thank you!
Aug 25, 2019 08:22:35   #
Crochetnknit
 
Just remember. One newborn is not the same as another. I brought clothes to hospital to take baby home with. Had to send DH out to buy new clothes since my son was almost ten lbs and 23 in long. At 7 months he was wearing a 24 month size.
Aug 25, 2019 08:38:17   #
LizR (a regular here)
 
Crochetnknit wrote:
Just remember. One newborn is not the same as another. I brought clothes to hospital to take baby home with. Had to send DH out to buy new clothes since my son was almost ten lbs and 23 in long. At 7 months he was wearing a 24 month size.

Good thoughts. Also it makes a difference when baby is born. Young neighbors just welcomed their new 7lb. 11oz. son this month during an August heat wave. I am knitting a gift sweater and jacket set in 6-12 month sizes so that he will get more time wearing it.
My grandson was born in June and grew quickly. There were many newborn size knits he never got to wear.

ETA. I knit newborn sizes to donate to the NICU but for individual gifts always make larger sizes because most friends' babies/grandbabies get many newborn sizes as shower gifts.
 
Aug 25, 2019 10:29:02   #
checht
 
LizR wrote:
Good thoughts. Also it makes a difference when baby is born. Young neighbors just welcomed their new 7lb. 11oz. son this month during an August heat wave. I am knitting a gift sweater and jacket set in 6-12 month sizes so that he will get more time wearing it.
My grandson was born in June and grew quickly. There were many newborn size knits he never got to wear.

ETA. I knit newborn sizes to donate to the NICU but for individual gifts always make larger sizes because most friends' babies/grandbabies get many newborn sizes as shower gifts.
Good thoughts. Also it makes a difference when bab... (show quote)


Baby is due January, prime winter wearing season.
Aug 25, 2019 11:45:44   #
Knitting in the Rockys (a regular here)
 
Infants don't come in "standard sizes." My son had some problems when he was born and had to be in NICU for a month. I'd actually carried him past my due date so he was a fairly "normal" sized infant. Though in among the tiny preemies in NICU, he looked like a giant! People peeking in the windows of the NICU would often comment about "that big one" and I knew they were talking about my son, who at 7lbs. 2 oz. was hardly a monster sized infant.

Some babies, like my grand daughter are long and thin, some are short and chubby. Nothing really fits them well until about age 6 - 9 months and then they will outgrow it in a few weeks.
Aug 25, 2019 12:00:18   #
RookieRetiree (a regular here)
 
Is sizing ever standard? I have at least three sizes in my closet that all fit.
Aug 25, 2019 12:12:53   #
LizR (a regular here)
 
checht wrote:
Baby is due January, prime winter wearing season.


That is good timing for a warm outfit. .

Aug 25, 2019 13:09:51   #
checht
 
Knitting in the Rockys wrote:
Infants don't come in "standard sizes." My son had some problems when he was born and had to be in NICU for a month. I'd actually carried him past my due date so he was a fairly "normal" sized infant. Though in among the tiny preemies in NICU, he looked like a giant! People peeking in the windows of the NICU would often comment about "that big one" and I knew they were talking about my son, who at 7lbs. 2 oz. was hardly a monster sized infant.

Some babies, like my grand daughter are long and thin, some are short and chubby. Nothing really fits them well until about age 6 - 9 months and then they will outgrow it in a few weeks.
Infants don't come in "standard sizes." ... (show quote)


I’m aware that babies come in all shapes and sizes. As I’m not going to be able to measure the recipient before making the outfit, I need a starting point. That’s why I turned to the wonderful helpful people on this site and was able to get a resource to use as a jumping board.
 
Aug 25, 2019 20:40:13   #
sigridsmith
 
Besides the fact that babies come in many sizes, they also grow very fast. Anything that you make, even if it is a perfect size, will be outgrown within months. Your work is better spent on something that will last and be loved for years. This is why baby blankets are a favorite thing to make. Your yarn will be perfect for this. The other problem with babies is that they have to be undressed so many times a day, a garment like the one you describe would be difficult to use. It would also have to be washed often because of frequent 'accidents'. Cashmere, silk and merino are not something that can be tossed in the wash every time it is messed on. I would put my effort in the most beautiful blanket ever. Something without holes and lace because the baby will catch his/her fingers and toes in it.
Aug 26, 2019 09:18:59   #
JTM (a regular here)
 
checht wrote:
A while back I purchased luxury cashmere silk merino yarn intended for someone’s baby. They had a difficult time staying pregnant and finally three years later are past the stage of worry.

I want to design a long sleeve and long pants onesie or sweater set for a newborn or 0-3 months, since I haven’t found anything online I love. I have designed hats and mittens and changed existing patterns to what I needed but never something so complicated from scratch.

I’m just not sure what size newborn or 0-3 babies are. Is there a resource that tells me how big a chest is, how long sleeves should be etc?

Thank you all for your help
A while back I purchased luxury cashmere silk meri... (show quote)


Seems to me that a luxury cashmere/silk yarn is a poor choice for an infant for a couple of reasons. 1. Infants outgrow everything really fast. 2. Most luxury yarns require special handling ...when new mom has little free time.
Aug 26, 2019 11:56:25   #
pazzanop
 
I'm sure your intentions are good but I would choose another yarn. I have 3 grandchildren and 1) my daughter doesn't want anything wool; 2) she doesn't want anything that can't be machine washed and dried. And all of her friends feel the same say. And my latest grandson was 9 lbs. 10 oz. when he was born and at 2 months is already in 6 months Carter's sizes. He's not chubby at all - just going to be tall like his 6'4" dad.
Aug 26, 2019 12:08:01   #
JennyG12 (a regular here)
 
RookieRetiree wrote:
Is sizing ever standard? I have at least three sizes in my closet that all fit.

Depends on the manufacturer and what country they were made. I have to try on everything (even shoes/boots) everytime I need clothing. I have different sizes also. Believe this -- my snow boots are a mans size 12 --- made in China. Only ones available around me without wasting a couple of tanks of gas to find something better.
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