Hello Mr. Fox…

Hi there!

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.

Happy knitting!

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Classic Baby Blanket…

Hello there!

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!

Happy knitting!

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I did it…

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!

Happy knitting!

 

Pretty in pink…

Hello there.

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!

Happy knitting!

 

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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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