Knitted Baby Goat Sweaters

Discussion in 'Kidding Koral' started by MellonFriend, Oct 12, 2020.

  1. MellonFriend

    MellonFriend Well-Known Member

    So... I decided to knit my future baby goats some sweaters and I kinda went out of hand and knitted eleven. (embarrassed) Even though I only have two does bred. I had so much fun doing it, and it taught me so many new knitting skills that I just couldn't stop! I made a few different sizes and styles. I don't even know if any will really fit, but as I said it was fun and that's all that really matters. IMG_6293.JPG IMG_6295.JPG IMG_6289.JPG
    Here's one on the only model I had, my stuffed donkey, Joshua.
  2. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Way too cute! I bet you could sell them!

  3. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    That is soo cute!
    You are really going into this!!
  4. MellonFriend

    MellonFriend Well-Known Member

    I know I totally am! :lolgoat: I can't wait.
  5. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    That’s the way to do it! With totality!!!
  6. AlabamaGirl

    AlabamaGirl Active Member

    Jun 18, 2020
  7. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  8. GodsGarden

    GodsGarden Active Member

    Feb 6, 2015
    Super cute! I have crocheted some but none as fancy as yours. Can't wait to see some baby goats in them!
  9. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    Those are cute. Nice job. I tried to crochet a blanket. Ended up being a triangle (embarrassed) lol
  10. MellonFriend

    MellonFriend Well-Known Member

    Blankets can be triangles!
  11. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    I love them. Oh so cute. Can't wait to see.your kidds in them. !
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  12. Gooseberry Creek

    Gooseberry Creek Active Member

    Jun 3, 2020
    Those are super adorable. I have always wanted to learn to knit. I can crochet and have made a lot of quilts. Knitting always seemed harder lol.
  13. Morning Star Farm

    Morning Star Farm Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2018
    Wow!! Those are stunning! You are really talented!

    I have a friend who makes kid coats similar to yours, except hers have 4 cut out holes for the legs and no girth. With buck kids, it tends to be neater that way and make it easier to use them on more kids. It also helps them stay on better. There is a very good market for selling them, although you can never have too many yourself! Your does might surprise you and have quints!;)
  14. MellonFriend

    MellonFriend Well-Known Member

    I can do both and I don't find knitting that much harder. There is a little bit of a learning curve until you get the tension even, but there are lots of resources online for learning. You should give it a shot!

    Thanks so much! I did consider buck kids in my design, but with no experience I have no idea whether they are going to work or not. This is what it looks like underneath. I'm hoping that they will be far up enough not to get peed on, but I might have to adjust them if they come down too far. Four leg holes is an interesting idea. I'll have to think about that. And oh gosh, I hope they don't both have quints, that would be a lot for both my and their first time!:dazed: IMG_6350.JPG
  15. Morning Star Farm

    Morning Star Farm Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2018
    I love the patterns and color combinations! You do amazing work!
    If you would like measurements for them, pm me and I can give you some. My kids used to model my friend's coats and I would help her size them for different ages so I have a few charts.

    4 leg holes does make it much harder for them to take them off. I very rarely had a kid able to do it, even with help from their friends, lol, and mine were good at figuring out how to get the coats with only 2 holes off.
  16. MellonFriend

    MellonFriend Well-Known Member

    I just pm-ed you! Thanks so much! Now I just hope I have enough yarn to make more! :D
  17. Morning Star Farm

    Morning Star Farm Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2018
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    One of my friend's ND coats lying flat

    On one of my kids with a supervisor. Lol
  18. MellonFriend

    MellonFriend Well-Known Member

    That looks great! I should be able make something like that too!
  19. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    Oklahoma adorable.

    Soooo precious!:love:
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  20. Morning Star Farm

    Morning Star Farm Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2018
    Thanks! I miss my goats sometimes, but especially when I look at all of my kids. They were so much fun!
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