Friday, 10 August 2012
Baby (blanket) love
I have just discovered the joy of kniting baby blankets. Tension is of no real consequence, and it is the opportunity to try out all the lovely stitches in the knitting guides that we love to buy. All you need to do is, using a double knitting yarn, cast on the nearest pattern repeat ( for instance a multiple of 6 plus 4) to 150 stitches plus 6 extra stitches to make a garter stitch border of 3 stitches at each side. Begin the blanket with 5 rows of garter stitch and then do as many pattern repeats as you feel is necessary to make an appropriately sized blanket. Simple yet so much fun.
This one, for a special grandchild due in September, was made from Cygnet Kiddies Couture in Seaside.