Tri-coloured Diagonal Garter Stitch blanket…

Hello there.

A couple of days ago I posted a picture of a baby blanket on my Instagram account and on my Facebook page.

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Since posting it, I’ve had a few people ask me for the pattern, so I decided to write it out for you.

You will need approximately 750 yards of bulky yarn. I used Red Heart Soft Essentials – 250 yards of each colour or 2 balls of each colour if using the Red Heart Soft Essentials.

Cast on 6 stitches with your first colour using US size 10 circular needles.

The blanket is knit flat but you will need the circular needles to hold all the stitches.

Knit across all 6 stitches for 3 rows.

On the fourth row, knit 3 stitches, yarn over, knit the rest of the stitches in the row.

Continue with the fourth row until you have knit all of your first colour and 1 ball of your second colour.

You will now begin decreasing your stitches.

Knit the first 2 stitches, knit the next 2 stitches together, yarn over, knit 2 stitches together, then knit the rest of the stitches across the row.

NOTE: When you change to your third colour, make sure you make the change on the SAME side as your previous colour change.

Continue decreasing until you have 6 stitches on your needle, then knit all the 6 stitches for 3 rows and cast off.

The finished size is approximately 36″ x 36″.

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Using the bulky yarn for this blanket makes it super cushy and soft.  Perfect for that baby or toddler in your life!

If you decide to make one, I’d love to see it! 😀

Happy knitting.

Diana

A little side tracked…

Hey there!

Yes, I’ve been working on the hats for our Downtown Mission, but I got a little sidetracked when I found out my husband’s co-worker was expecting her first grand baby. LOL!

Of course, I had to make a baby blanket! 😀

I decided to go with green tones as she didn’t know the sex of the baby and I thought green was a pretty gender neutral colour.

I used about 1800 yards of Stylecraft Yarns Special DK yarn (approximately 600 yards per colour) and US size 6 circular needles to hold the stitches. The blanket is about 36″ x 36″.

So now that the baby blanket is finished, it’s back to the Downtown Mission hats.

Happy knitting!

Diana

 

 

The Taylor Baby Blanket…

Hello everyone!

I’ve completed one of the two patterns I wanted to get written.

The Taylor Baby Blanket pattern is now available to purchase over at www.lovecrafts.com, in my Etsy shop and on Ravelry.

It’s a nice quick knit and the blanket is super soft and cushy! Wonderful for the special little one in your life. 😀

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So if you’re looking for a simple pattern that’s easily customizable, check it out. I’m pretty certain you’ll end up making more than just one! 😉

Happy knitting!

Diana

2 new patterns coming soon…

Hello everyone!

I’ve finally completed one project I’m writing a pattern for. Yay! I just have to sew it up, take photos and write out the pattern.

Here’s a sneak peek.

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I’ve also started another project I’ll be writing a pattern for.  It’s a baby blanket.  It’s double knit so it will be SUPER thick. I’ve knit it on smaller needles resulting in a tight knit so those little fingers can’t get caught in it.  It’s also so cushy you can use it for a play mat.  😀

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So stay tuned!  The patterns will be available on loveknitting.com, Ravelry and in my Etsy shop.

Off to get these done. 😉

Happy knitting!

Diana

Baby blanket…done!

Hello everyone!

I was happy I found some time today to do some knitting.

I managed to finish the baby blanket I was making for my husband’s co-worker.

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The blanket is based on a pattern I found on Pinterest. Click HERE to read it.

It’s super easy to follow. Instead of adding 3 stripes at the one corner, I did one big stripe in off white.

I used Caron Simply Soft yarn and US size 8 needles.

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I have a pattern that’s due mid August for Paintbox Yarns and I’m “this close” to getting it done, so off I go to finish it!

Happy knitting.

Diana

 

 

Sunday knitting & a baby blanket…

Hello everyone!

Since starting a new job recently, I don’t have nearly as much time as I used to to knit. 😦 So it’s turning out that Sundays are my knitting days.

Today I’ve started a baby blanket.

My husband’s co-worker is expecting a baby in October and since I  LOVE knitting baby blankets,  I thought I would knit one for him and his wife.

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They don’t know the gender of the baby, so I chose this beautiful green yarn by Caron as opposed to the standard gender neutral yellow.  I adore the vibrancy of this colour!

I got the idea for this blanket from one I saw on Pinterest.  I really liked it because the body of the blanket is knit on a diagonal.  If you would like to make one too, you can click here for the pattern.

Off to work on the blanket some more.  It’s a hot one today, so I’ll be staying indoors!

Happy knitting!

Diana

New blanket done and book coming soon…

Hello there!

Well, I’ve completed another baby blanket and will now be writing a pattern for it.

The pattern will be part of a PDF book that I’m creating – “The Big Book of Baby Blankets & Bunting Bags”.

Introducing the “Lavender Fields Baby Blanket”.

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This moss stitch blanket has been double knit using the super soft Caron Simply Soft yarn and US size 10.5 needles. It’s completely reversible and nice and cushy!

Stay tuned for the pattern!

Happy knitting!

Diana