I started knitting this jacket and this morning I realized my front panel is facing/overlapping the right side instead of the left. Should I frog it and pick up the stitches for both panels and collar again because I have to knit 2 of each since my friend is having twins wouldn't it be awkward to have one panel facing left and the other facing right? or should I just leave it alone since I've worked sooo hard and hope the other sweater panel turns out to be on the left.?:hair: This is what the sweater is suppose to look like.
I would frog the ribbing panels and re-knit so that the buttonholes are correct for a boy. Be glad this is a teensy size! Shouldn't take long now that you've experienced it once! I made this very same double-breasted coat for my little grandson, Keoni! It is the nicest little jacket! Your knitting looks wonderful!
The "rule" is that buttonholes go on the right for a girl and left for a boy. What is your friend having? Maybe you have it correct for one of the babies. But it is not something (the "rule") that a lot of people even know about, so don't sweat it too much. Of if you want to make one for a girl and one for a boy, just make sure you make the other one turn out as you mean for it to. That will work as long as you don't have a pink one for the boy and a blue one for the girl. :lol:
the picture above is not my knitting....hehe..I found the picture on Ravelry.
No one knows if she's having 2 boy/girls or 1 of the other..but I suppose I will frog it.aarrgghh!!!lol
I wouldn't. It's an arbitrary "rule", especially for babies. I have quite a few pieces of clothing where the overlap is on different sides.
I've knit for a lot of grandbabies, and numerous other babies at our congregation and unless I really know what the sex of the baby is...I stick to pullovers. I guess I'm OCD about the buttonhole placements for girls vs boys. :pout:
How about a cute pullover??? There are lots of them!
In your situation I think I'd leave it. Who knows maybe you are changing it to incorrect when it is correct now. If you don't know the babies' sex I don't how how you can be expected to get the buttons on the "right" sides.
I think that it's also the reverse of what we have in Europe, any time my parents have brought me back clothes from their holidays in the US, I always feel that the zip/buttons are on the wrong side. I don't think it matters too much to a baby what side they dress on!
well, just my opinion, but i wouldn't frog it, and even if the other one comes out overlapping the other side, it would helpto tell the twins apart if they are identical!!, also, each twin would have a unique sweater-- linknit41
I don't think it really matters. I gave my bf a shirt that was too small for me and he wears it even though the buttons are on the 'wrong' side.
well I know the boy side buttons to the left but when I was doing up the buttons for my sons I always tried to do them to the right 'cos I'm a girl,so I think with babies it can go either way at least until they start doing up there own buttons.
It's double-breasted. Who's going to look that close to see where the button holes are? I say leave it as is.
Cute sweater, too!
I would leave it as well. I always thought it was crazy to have buttons going different ways just because of boy vs. girl. I personally don't think it should ever matter. I have a men's shirt that I love and no one has ever said anything about the buttons. My dd just bought a men's flannel shirt yesterday because there weren't any for girls.
Leave it and make the next one... As the recipient, I would be happy to receive it no matter the buttons.