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I was trying to crochet newborn baby set and it calls for james c. brett baby double knitting wool.  I can't find this anywhere.  I have made 2 different sweaters from this pattern and they don't fit a newborn.  I was wondering if anyone know what type of yarn this is as weight and size.  or does anyone know of a similar pattern using bernet baby sport yarn?

this pattern was free and I am also looking for another free pattern for a set like this only using baby sport yarn.

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DK is double knit. It's between sport and baby yarn in weight. I buy DK all the time from woolwarehouse.com Their prices are reasonable and their shipping costs are as well. I don't know where you live, but in the US we don't have DK readily available.  Here is a link to the yarn you are looking for. http://www.woolwarehouse.co.uk/yarn?brand_name=20863

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thank you.  If I could find a pattern similar to the pic I would use baby sport yarn cause I could go on and make it and not have to wait upon shipping.  However I will bookmark this sight and keep it in mind. 

 

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I've also ordered from Wool Warehouse and they shipped very quickly and economically.  Another place in the UK that I've had great service from is Deramores https://us.deramores.com/products/james-c-brett-baby-dk     Not sure how these places can ship to US so cheaply and quickly, but they do!  The yarn brands they carry are interesting and I've found several i really love.  I haven't used the JC Brett baby dk, but I did use JC Brett Marble and it was very nice.  DK is like a light worsted weight; I enjoy crocheting with dk better than worsted.   You may find some bricks-and-mortar LYS that carry JCBrett, I found it at 2 shops in my area (sadly both closed a year ago).  

I would guess the pattern is in UK terms, so I'll just mention their stitch names are different than US st names---you're aware of that, right?  

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Does the pattern state a gauge?  If so you can try another yarn and see if you get gauge.  for example Joann Fabric lists several DK weight yarns that are available in stores http://www.joann.com/needle-arts/yarn/#prefn1=how-to-get-it&prefn2=weight&prefv1=Available In-Store&prefv2=3 - Light&addShipToHomeConditions=false

oh just noticed you said you made it and it didn't come out to size---what yarn did you use and was it too big or too small?  

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was a free pattern from just crochet designed by heather.  maybe a uk pattern, think that it was

 

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it's an oddity that w/in the English language we have this difference of terms!  it does make a noticeable difference, so maybe you'll have better luck now w/ the pattern :)  

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Here is a chart of yarn sizes that might help you the future:

https://www.craftyarncouncil.com/weight.html

Your photo is too small for me to really see details however I found some free pattern that looks similar, I think, and uses sport yarn.  In case your other one still doesn't work out.

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/picot-and-lace-sweater-set---sweater

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/shells-and-vines-sweater

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/newborn-sweater-set

 

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