Monday, May 15, 2006

Off the needles....

Sirdar Snowflake baby blanket
Stripey blue baby blanket

Yarn: Sirdar Snowflake Chunky Magic shade 412 3x 50g balls, 9g left.
5mm needles
Dimensions: 86cm long x 59cm wide

Pattern - my own
cast on 108 stitches length ways
Garter stitch for 4 rows
Repeat the next two rows until desired size.
Row 1: Knit row
Row 2: K4, P to last 4 stitches, K4
To finish, garter stitch for 4 rows & cast off loosely.

Casting on along the length allows the stripes run downwards which I think looks nice if across a childs legs in a buggy. The 4 stitch Garter stitch edge prevents the edges curling up & gives it a slight border.

I've deliberately made this quite large as the intended recipent was born in February & has already received some handknitted items. The weather is a lot warmer now but it'll be great for him later in the year when it gets colder.


fitknit said...

That blanket looks so warm and snuggly. One lucky baby!

Steph said...

Beautiful blanket; fab pic!