Hi there everyone!
I had a request from a follower to write the patterns for the “Pretty in Pink” and “Mr. Fox” blankets I made.
So, the patterns are now finished and up for sale over at loveknitting.com and also in my Etsy store!
Head on over and download yours today! They are great projects for the beginner knitter as both blankets only use the knit an purl stitches.
I now have my second baby blanket up in my Etsy shop!
I call it “Mr. Fox”.
The stitch I used on this blanket is the “Nubby Sand Stitch”. A very easy stitch that gives you a wonderfully cushy texture.
Here’s the pattern:
Cast on an odd number of stitches
Row 1 – knit every stitch across the row
Row 2 – K1, P1 across the row
Repeat rows 1 and 2 for the pattern
If you give it a try, I’d love to see it. Feel free to share it on my Facebook page.
It’s free pattern Friday today and I’m sharing with you my Classic 2-Tone Baby Blanket. Click here for the pattern.
This is my most popular pattern over at loveknitting.com being downloaded 575 TIMES in the last year! Isn’t that crazy??!!
I hope you give it a try! If you do, please share it on my Facebook page!
Well I did it! 😀
I opened an Etsy shop!! You can click here to see it!
I only have 1 item for sale right now (LOL), but I’ll be working this summer to fill it up.
I’m going to be making baby and toddler blankets and probably some baby bunting bags too!
I’m so excited about this.
Here’s the next blanket I’m making.
I’m using what is called the “Nubby Sand Stitch”. So much wonderful texture.
Well, off to make a bit more headway on this blanket!
So, I’ve finished my pink blanket! 😀
It’s so pretty and soft! I just love how it turned out.
Using US size 8 circular needles, I casted on 135 stitches and followed the pattern below.
Row 1 – knit 3, purl 3 across the row
Row 2 – knit 3, purl 3 across the row
Row 3 – purl 3, knit 3 across the row
Row 4 – purl 3, knit 3 across the row
I used Caron Simply Soft premium acrylic yarn – 1 ball of Watermelon and 2 balls of Soft Pink. The finished blanket measures 33″ X 44″. The perfect sized crib blanket or toddler blanket.
I’ve been toying with the idea of selling on Etsy, and have finally decided to do it. I love making things and most times don’t have anyone to gift the items to!
So with that being said, if you know of someone interested in this blanket, it’s for SALE!
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!
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!
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!
The baby blankets are done and will soon be on their way to Sault Ste. Marie!
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!!
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.
I’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.
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??