I know it’s been a LONG time since I posted anything, but yes, I’m still knitting!! 😀
I’m working on a baby blanket (I love knitting baby blankets!) and I have written another pattern that I’m just finishing up.
The baby blanket is a modified version of another pattern I’ve written. For this blanket, I’m using size 8 US circular needles and 1 ball of Caron Simply Soft yarn in light blue and 3 balls of Caron Simply Soft yarn in Country Blue. It’s going to be more of a crib blanket really, measuring about 40″ X 48″.
I casted on 180 stitches of the light blue yarn and knit 10 rows and then on the 11th row, I knit the first 6 stitches and then purled across the row and knit the last 6 stitches.
On the next row, I knit across the entire row.
Now alternate the rows with one row of knitting the first 6 stitches, purling across the row and knitting the last 6 stitches and one row of knitting across the entire row. This creates a stockinette stitch with a garter stitch border.
I knit the entire ball of the light blue yarn and changed the colour on the same side as my cast on tail. I will use the full 3 balls of the country blue yarn.
Remember when you are coming close to the end of your last ball of yarn, to leave enough yarn to knit 10 rows to create your garter stitch border.
Well off to finish the blanket. The baby boy is due February 14th and it would be nice to give it to the parents BEFORE he is born!