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CateKnits
01-05-2006, 05:22 PM
I present my Lion Brand Jiffy in "fisherman," double stranded, six skeins, size 17 needle, four days, scrunchable baby blanket. It's for one of the pharmacists at work. I thought about it Friday while leaving work, decided to start it on Saturday and left on Wednesday, so I had to get it done by Tuesday night. It's now stashed under my dad's desk, awaiting her baby shower. Too bad I won't get to give it to her myself.
I'm not horribly proud of it. I think I would be if I'd made it a bit longer and therefore more square, but I was running out of time, so it ended up being approximately forty inches by thirty inches.

CarmenIbanez
01-05-2006, 05:27 PM
So what is it that makes something "scrunchable"?

CateKnits
01-05-2006, 05:28 PM
It's k2p1 every row. I'm not entirely sure why that's "scrunchable," though. Ask KellyK!

Ingrid
01-05-2006, 05:35 PM
It's scrunchable because it's squishy. Cate--babies are about 20" long. I'm sure your blanket will be plenty big. And it looks so soft, I'm sure they'll cherish it!

CateKnits
01-05-2006, 05:36 PM
I know it's long enough, but I wanted it to be SQUARE! :roflhard: The goal was 36" by 36".

Ingrid
01-05-2006, 05:53 PM
I know it's long enough, but I wanted it to be SQUARE! :roflhard: The goal was 36" by 36".

Well now, thanks to you, the baby will be hip rather than square. :rollseyes: It'll make a great crib blanket as a rectangle!

Cristy
01-05-2006, 06:26 PM
Way to go Ingrid w/ the silver lining...!!

I think the blanket is great--it looks very very soft!

misstialouise
01-05-2006, 06:30 PM
Looks FABULOUS!!!

:D

Great idea with the HUGE needles & double stranding.. :D

WOO!

Lana
01-05-2006, 07:36 PM
It looks like it will be very warm. Great fro the carriage or car seat too.

gimmesanity
01-05-2006, 07:54 PM
Very pretty!
I received a blanked that's about the same size as that one for my shower, and I use it ALL the time with DD. It's the one I use for her at night. It fits her perfectly - the other blankets we have are too big and end up all bunched up around her.

~Sharon

BonnieM
01-05-2006, 07:57 PM
I think the baby will love it no matter what size it is! It looks soooo soft and...scrunchy!

CateKnits
01-05-2006, 08:05 PM
Thanks, everyone. :D Gimmiesanity, you made me feel a lot better about it not being square! Hehe.

vcuchica931
01-05-2006, 08:31 PM
WOW 4 days!!! It looks very soft and comfy

Anya
01-05-2006, 09:17 PM
oooh, it looks so snuggly!

CateKnits
01-05-2006, 09:27 PM
After making I decided that I want one. :D But I have no idea where I'd find a needle big enough for a Cate-sized blanket. :thinking:

punkhippiemom
01-05-2006, 11:08 PM
I love that blanket, it looks so soft and snuggly!!! :heart: Nice job!

Jan in CA
01-06-2006, 12:14 AM
It look so soft and warm! Nice, Cate!

Beckylem
01-06-2006, 04:04 PM
Hello I have a question about this pattern... I was wondering if I could make that blanket with the k2p1 pattern with this yarn.
Velvetspun: Article 580

Weight Category: 5 - Bulky: Chunky, Craft, Rug Yarn

3.00 oz./85 g (54 yd/49 m)
100% Polyester

Gauge:
Knit: 8 sts x 16 rows = 4" (10 cm) on size 10.5 (6.5mm) needles
Crochet: 9 sc x 9 rows = 4" (10 cm) with K-10.5 (6.5mm) hook

I am making my Brother and Wife a sweater and hat for their baby show and would love to make a matching blanket. That pattern seems so easy that I was hoping I could use this yarn. I am a new knitter and I am a bit nervous about trying anything new. Thank you for your help...

CateKnits
01-06-2006, 04:18 PM
It should work with any yarn at any size, though some yarn will show the pattern better than others. I've never seen that yarn, so I don't know what it will look like, but you can try it and find out. The only important thing is for the cast on to be a multiple of three stitches. If you make one, I'd love to see a picture!

Beckylem
01-06-2006, 04:40 PM
ok great I guess I will just have to try it. Do you think I should do a double strand like you did with a large needle or just stick with the 1 stand size 10.5 needle it calls for? Just wondering what you think Thanks

CateKnits
01-06-2006, 05:16 PM
I guess it depends on the yarn and your preference. If you double the yarn, I'm not sure what size needle you would want to use; I just sort of guessed for mine!

punkhippiemom
01-06-2006, 06:04 PM
Generally, the standard guideline is that if you double the yarn, double your needle size. Obviously it would be hard to find a size 21 needle... but the yarn you're using is probably bulky enough that you shouldn't need to double it.... If you want it to knit up faster, say on 15's, why not get a smooth worsted (or smaller) weight baby yarn to carry with it?? If your yarn is blue or pink, a strand of white mixed in would give it a great look...

As it stands right now, in the gauge you're knitting in, you would want to cast on 144 st for a 36in blanket.

Beckylem
01-06-2006, 08:45 PM
Oh thank you for the info I was wondering how many stitches I was going to need. I like the idea of adding another color into it. That would add a bit of contrast to it. Thank you again everyone for all your help in this project!! :cheering:

melissa.atkins
01-08-2006, 02:51 AM
Cate, the blanket looks great!! I dont think the size will be a problem... the crib, the stroller, the carrier in the car, while walking... there are so many times when a baby needs a blanket... :) There is nothing better than a handmade gift... ;)

dustinac
01-08-2006, 11:39 AM
:cheering: The blanket looks wonderful Great job!!! :thumbsup:

itscryttle
01-09-2006, 03:25 PM
That is so beautiful!! What a wonderful gift :thumbsup:

And I agree... being rectangle is much better. I always hated the "square" blankets when my little one was a baby. The rectangles can be used in the crib so my easier.