The start…

Hello everyone!

The new pink yarn I bought the other day was calling my name, so despite having 2 other projects on the go, I had to start the baby blanket. 😉

I’m using a basket stitch pattern that creates a soft ripply texture.  Perfect for a baby blanket.

BASKET STITCH PATTERN:

Cast on multiple of 6 stitches plus 3

ROW 1: Knit 3, purl 3, knit 3 across the row
ROW 2: Knit 3, purl 3, knit 3 across the row
ROW 3: Purl 3, knit 3, purl 3 across the row
ROW 4: Purl 3, knit 3, purl 3 across the row

Repeat the above 4 rows to create the pattern.

Well, off to do some more knitting.  I don’t knit with pink very often, so I’m pretty excited!

 

A break from cushions…

Hey everyone!

In my last post, I said I was was going to create another set of cushion covers inspired by purple wildflowers.

But, I’ve decided to put that collection on hold.  I’ve made so many cushion covers lately, I wanted to make something else.

I decided to make another baby blanket (have I ever said how much I enjoy making baby blankets??) 😉 and purchased some new yarn today.

I have no idea who this blanket will be for, so if you know someone who can use a pink baby blanket, just send them my way!

Happy knitting!

Yes! I’m knitting…

Hi there!

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. dscn4144For 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!

Happy knitting!

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The Baby blankets…

The baby blankets are done and will soon be on their way to Sault Ste. Marie!

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I only managed to get 3 done, but I hope it helps!

Off to finish my hats for the downtown mission now.  I still want to make about 5 or 6 more!

Oh, and I have to start those Christmas presents too!!

Happy knitting!

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I’m still knitting…

Hi there!

I know I haven’t posted anything in a while, but I’m still knitting away. 😉

I’ve been working on some baby blankets for a nursing friend in Sault Ste. Marie for her hospital’s  Neonatal Dept. and just have to finish knitting one and weave in the ends on another.

dscn3680I’ve also been making hats I’ll be donating to our local Downtown Mission.  It’s starting to get chilly at night so I want to get them them done and delivered sooner than later.

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Once I have all the hats done for the Mission, it’ll be time to start on the Christmas pressies!!  I already have a couple made, but still have a bunch more to do!

Have you started your Christmas knitting yet??

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Baby blanket…

Hi there!

I’m just stopping by to share with you a baby blanket I made.

I’ll be making a few of them to send to my hometown’s hospital Neonatal department.  A friend back home asked on Facebook if anyone could help and I said I would.

I love making baby blankets, but the opportunity doesn’t arise too often so I jumped at the chance to make some for the hospital.

You can click here for the free pattern.

I used Stylecraft Special DK yarn in Lemon and Meadow green.  I double knit the blanket using 2 strands of yarn at one time to make it super cozy.  You can purchase the yarn over at loveknitting.com.

Happy knitting!

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