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Sep 3, 2019 23:48:43   #
ps802
 
I want to knit a nursing poncho for a baby shower. There are no written directions only diagrams which I cannot understand. I have also searched every knitting site trying to find something like it to no avail. I would appreciate any help you can give me.




 
Sep 3, 2019 23:54:26   #
ps802
 
Here is the Ravelry link. It is a free pattern. You can see it more clearly here.
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/nursing-poncho
Sep 3, 2019 23:58:45   #
Lena B
 
Pattern diagram says cast on 208 sts try to read the diagram for directions cute design
Sep 4, 2019 00:20:09   #
dorfor
 
This one is not specifically for nursing but looks like it's quick and easy to knit and could be moved around easily to cover Mum & baby when needed.
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/poncho-triangulaire
Ravelry has lots of free patterns that could be adapted - need to choose yarn to narraw it down a bit.
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/search#craft=knitting&availability=free&fit=adult&language=en&query=poncho&sort=best&view=captioned_thumbs&page=1
Sep 4, 2019 00:39:45   #
Jessica-Jean (a regular here)
 
dorfor wrote:
This one is not specifically for nursing but looks like it's quick and easy to knit and could be moved around easily to cover Mum & baby when needed.
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/poncho-triangulaire
Ravelry has lots of free patterns that could be adapted - need to choose yarn to narraw it down a bit.
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/search#craft=knitting&availability=free&fit=adult&language=en&query=poncho&sort=best&view=captioned_thumbs&page=1
This one is not specifically for nursing but looks... (show quote)
Using that triangular poncho as a guideline, ANY isosceles triangle with a right angle at the 'tail' could be transformed into a 'nursing' poncho. You only need to make sure the hole left to go over the head is large enough that mom will be able to peer down at the baby when she wants to.
Were I making one, I'd join the sides with a contrasting and easily removed yarn. That way, once it's not needed for nursing, it could be used as a regular shawl.

My mother used a thin, woven, square shawl (from Sears Roebuck, remember it?) when she was nursing my sisters (11, 13, and 15 years my junior); I've no idea what she used with me.
Sep 4, 2019 00:47:01   #
no1girl (a regular here)
 
Jessica-Jean wrote:
Using that triangular poncho as a guideline, ANY isosceles triangle with a right angle at the 'tail' could be transformed into a 'nursing' poncho. You only need to make sure the hole left to go over the head is large enough that mom will be able to peer down at the baby when she wants to.
Were I making one, I'd join the sides with a contrasting and easily removed yarn. That way, once it's not needed for nursing, it could be used as a regular shawl.

My mother used a thin, woven, square shawl (from Sears Roebuck, remember it?) when she was nursing my sisters (11, 13, and 15 years my junior); I've no idea what she used with me.
Using that triangular poncho as a guideline, ANY i... (show quote)


you were so beautiful your Mum did not want to cover you up!
 
Sep 4, 2019 01:07:50   #
Jessica-Jean (a regular here)
 
no1girl wrote:
you were so beautiful your Mum did not want to cover you up!
Nice thought, but I'm certain she did cover in public. It was NYC in 1946.
From seeing how she did with the eldest of the planned batch, I learned to use a clean diaper when nursing in public. I also learned to let the baby nurse until the baby decided that was enough of that. I saw how much pain my mother experienced when she cut the nursing out at three-months of age and heard how much my baby sister yeowled during the first week of no breast milk!!! She was a stay-at-home-mom in those days. I've no idea why she did that; I wasn't living with her when she had the other two.
My kids quit slowly at their own pace, and there was no pain and no trauma for me or baby. Son at about 20 months; daughter closer to one year. Blessings upon the La Leche League for their positive telephone counselling from the start!!
Sep 4, 2019 01:17:17   #
no1girl (a regular here)
 
Jessica-Jean wrote:
Nice thought, but I'm certain she did cover in public. It was NYC in 1946.
From seeing how she did with the eldest of the planned batch, I learned to use a clean diaper when nursing in public. I also learned to let the baby nurse until the baby decided that was enough of that. I saw how much pain my mother experienced when she cut the nursing out at three-months of age and heard how much my baby sister yeowled during the first week of no breast milk!!! She was a stay-at-home-mom in those days. I've no idea why she did that; I wasn't living with her when she had the other two.
My kids quit slowly at their own pace, and there was no pain and no trauma for me or baby. Son at about 20 months; daughter closer to one year. Blessings upon the La Leche League for their positive telephone counselling from the start!!
Nice thought, but I'm certain she did cover in pub... (show quote)


My mum breast fed me until I was 11 months and had teeth........ I have no kids thank goodness...........never ever wanted to be a mother.(I know that is fairly unusual)
Sep 4, 2019 01:19:45   #
GardenGirl (a regular here)
 
I breast-fed all five of mine and covered up in public most often with a light weight receiving blanket. The poncho idea is a stylish improvement, at least in cooler weather. If it encourages breastfeeding, that's a good thing. Good luck with this project!
Sep 4, 2019 01:47:03   #
Jessica-Jean (a regular here)
 
no1girl wrote:
My mum breast fed me until I was 11 months and had teeth........ I have no kids thank goodness...........never ever wanted to be a mother.(I know that is fairly unusual)
Teeth aren't an issue. Baby learns instantly to not bite again. Loud bellow of pain from mom + immediate removal of tit = lesson learned; no need to repeat.

Having or not having children is a personal choice. I have five half-sisters. My mother's other three are childless, though two are married. My father's other two (11 and 14 years my junior) each are married and each has two children. So, six siblings, and we have six children. Not exactly planned, but zero-population-growth.
When asked about why they hadn't had children, my mother's other three unanimously said because they didn't want to become our mother. They didn't think they were mothering material. Since I only lived briefly under my mother's roof (a year and a half at age 11; another year and a half at age 19), perhaps I escaped whatever her negative effect was.
Sep 4, 2019 03:01:25   #
korteruckmar (a regular here)
 
https://coolcreativity.com/knit-2/nursing-poncho-free-knitting-pattern/
 
Sep 4, 2019 05:23:39   #
lizcrafts (a regular here)
 
My attitude is - nurse the baby and be proud!!

Don't give in to the silly prudes. Would you want to eat with your head in a blanket?? Breast feeding is the most natural activity in the world, and the best thing any mother can do for her baby.

This is what my daughter asked me to crochet for her to use when nursing in public. Her friends liked it so much I got several orders for more!

Liz x
My grand daughter happily wearing her 'boob' hat
My grand daughter happily wearing her 'boob' hat...
Sep 4, 2019 05:55:40   #
no1girl (a regular here)
 
Jessica-Jean wrote:
Teeth aren't an issue. Baby learns instantly to not bite again. Loud bellow of pain from mom + immediate removal of tit = lesson learned; no need to repeat.

Having or not having children is a personal choice. I have five half-sisters. My mother's other three are childless, though two are married. My father's other two (11 and 14 years my junior) each are married and each has two children. So, six siblings, and we have six children. Not exactly planned, but zero-population-growth.
When asked about why they hadn't had children, my mother's other three unanimously said because they didn't want to become our mother. They didn't think they were mothering material. Since I only lived briefly under my mother's roof (a year and a half at age 11; another year and a half at age 19), perhaps I escaped whatever her negative effect was.
Teeth aren't an issue. Baby learns i instantly /i... (show quote)

I was told than when I was being weaned I used to pull at Ma,a's clothes and say "I want titty!"
Sep 4, 2019 06:01:47   #
NanaFran
 
OMG, I love that baby's hat!
Sep 4, 2019 06:03:21   #
lizcrafts (a regular here)
 
NanaFran wrote:
OMG, I love that baby's hat!


Thanks NanaFran - it's fun, isn't it?
Liz x
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