Pink Baby Blanket

January 4, 2010 at 5:39 pm 3 comments

Currently I am knitting a baby blanket for a friend, who wanted me to make a baby blanket for her friend’s baby shower. I needed something that I could quickly knit, but still be unique. I looked in wiki how. I found a simple pattern which I could adust. I chose to make it in three textures of pink. (all acrylic so it will be easy to care for). I have a garter stitch border, and stockinette stitch in the center. I alternated chunky yarns with two strands of soft pink baby yarn. I am using 29inch, size 10 circular bamboo needles. I began with casting on 120 stitches as the pattern said, but soon realized this was going to be waaaayyy to big. It looked like it would fit a twin sized bed. Yikes!

Reluctantly, I had to tear out the stitches and start over after about 10 inches. I then cast on 64 stitches. (half the stitches and 4 more for good measure; and the fact that it reminded me of the Beatles song “… when I’m 64”) Now it is manageable, and actually more fun to knit, since I can picture a little baby using it, and later when she gets older it will be fun for her to carry around with her. Is not crib sized but perhaps bassinette, or bringing with the car seat, etc…

It is so soft and so pretty ……….. and going so quickly that I hardly remember the angst I felt about unravelling the larger version that I had
spent so much time on.
-Rose

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Suzi Eager  |  January 5, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    I can tell that your “friend” will LOVE it, and so will little Cloe.

  • 2. knittnrose  |  January 5, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    thanks “friend” OMG it is looking soooo cute.

  • 3. knittnrose  |  January 5, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    Thank you. I am so glad you think my “friend” will like it. It is turning out soooo cute.

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