I wanted to make a baby blanket that was bright and colourful just as my Daughter-in-Law Chizzy asked for. She wanted a bright colourful blanket or anything else for the baby so I came up with this.
This is the Right side of the blanket.
You can see the blanket is colourful and very bright. The colours are much brighter in reality than they are here.
I started off by selecting the colours I wanted to use in DK yarn and used a 5mm circular needle and knitted back and forth.
Starting with one stitch I increased until I had a really full cable needle then started to decrease. I used the same pattern that I use for my 8 inch Square.
I changed the colours as I felt like it using the bright yellow as a single row of Garter stitch to break up the other colours.
When the square was complete I made the motifs and carefully sewed them in place. I went round the edges of the motifs to stop little fingers getting stuck or picking at the motif.
Then came the borders, I picked up stitches down one edge and knitted 10 rows then bound off. I did the same on the other sides so there are no mitres and did each side a different colour. By using different colours I was able to keep the colour scheme of the blanket going rather than have all one colour.
I think I have come up with something different that no one else will have. Fingers crossed Chizzy likes it.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
I made mine bright yellow so it is suitable for either a boy or a girl. It can be carried with the ears and will probably be chewed on when baby is teething.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
I love to join in various swaps on the Knitting Paradise forum and one that I have joined in with is the Friendship Blanket Swap.
We send out an 8 X 8 inch square to a different person each month and when we have enough we can sew the squares together to create a unique blanket.
The problems is you can get squares that are not the correct size so what do you do with a square that is not the size stated?
If it is 6 X 7 inches like one or two I have had it is easy to alter it so it will be 8 X 8 inches.
|This square was a little small but I love it|
I love the squares I get and by using this method will be able to use all of them. The one in the picture is lovely as it has my initial in it and I can easily alter the size and make it fit into the blanket.
So don't get upset when a square is a little on the small side make it bigger.
Modular knitted squares
Saturday, February 9, 2013
I used the pattern from this site Joyful Toys. Benny Bunny was made using the pattern from here as well. I made a few modifications like adding a waist and the patches on the teddy. I added a waist to Patch so he will be easy for little hands to get hold of. The patches were sewn in over the knitted stitch, it is called Swiss Darning it was my first attempt at this and turned out ok. I may try it on other projects later on like a cushion cover but that will be after I have finished making things for my Grandchild who will arrive in June.
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Row1 * K1, YO Repeat from * to end of row
Row 2 * K1, slip the YO off the needle repeat from * to end of row
Repeat these two rows until you have almost used up the yarn leaving enough to Bind off and sew with.
It was easy to make and can be used around the neck or as I am wearing it over the head as well.