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blueeyes28
01-05-2007, 09:31 AM
Ok so I have been looking for a baby blanket pattern that would be a fun project and haven't seen anything that really did it for me so I decided to create my own I am thinking of using the twin leaf lace "pattern??"from The Knitters Bible and the yarn I will be using is Sirdar snuggly in seafoam green I will probably hold 2 strands together .What do you guys think I added a picture of a swatch with different yarn I like everything about it except the bind off edge I am thinking if I use a crochet hook to bind off it will look better I tried to bind off in pattern but it doesn't look like it.Is there a way to bind off in lace patterns and incorporate the yo's??

dplantlady
01-05-2007, 10:25 AM
It's a lovely pattern & I'm sure will be treasured by the recipient! :cheering:

Why not use a garter stitch or seed stitch border of 5 rows/stitches around the entire blanket to keep it from curling & to eliminate the "bind off" problem?

Diane

blueeyes28
01-05-2007, 11:01 AM
Why didn't I think of that???Thanks! :hug:

dplantlady
01-05-2007, 01:00 PM
P.S. I would use one of the "plain vanilla" yarns (i.e. not variegated or with slubs of other colors) in order to showcase the lovely pattern.

Diane

nadja la claire
01-05-2007, 01:14 PM
I love that pattern. I made a couple of scarves in that pattern.
I agree with dplantlady use a light, simple color. It will work better and be prepared to block.

Nadja xxx

Jan in CA
01-05-2007, 01:15 PM
What a beautiful pattern! :inlove:

jodstr2
01-05-2007, 02:08 PM
What a beautiful pattern! :inlove:

ditto!!!!!!!!!! :inlove:

brendajos
01-05-2007, 02:14 PM
i am not much for complicated cabling and lacy patterns just because my attention span is zilch and they are a lot of work in the " you have to pay attention" category...but i LOVE that pattern. i have a throw i want to make and i was going to do feather and fan because i already have that pattern memorized.

it is likely also the reason why the yarn is still sitting untouched. that is gorgeous. i may have to look for something like that instead! :heart:

Webigail
01-05-2007, 02:25 PM
What a beautiful pattern! :inlove:
double-ditto
ditto!!!!!!!!!! :inlove:

blueeyes28
01-05-2007, 03:43 PM
Thanks everyone :muah: the pattern is only a repeat of 6 rows so it is not too hard the yarn I chose is seafoam green (a pale blue green) I am going to do a garter stitch border as suggested so I hope it turns out I will post pictures as I go.WOW!!! my yarn just came ,I just ordered it Wednesday from The Naked Sheep and the shipping was free I can't believe it is already here!!!

blueeyes28
01-05-2007, 06:39 PM
ok one more question .Double strand and single strand??

brendajos
01-05-2007, 06:43 PM
it depends on how fine your yarn is but i think if you go double you are going to lose the prettiness of the pattern.

blueeyes28
01-05-2007, 06:47 PM
It is dk weight.

brendajos
01-05-2007, 08:03 PM
why not do the same sized swatch double stranded and see what you think? :shrug:

mks22300
01-05-2007, 08:33 PM
Oh, that's going to be beautiful! :heart:

blueeyes28
01-06-2007, 05:45 PM
ok I am off I did decide to double strand but I think it still looks ok the color on my camera is terrible it is seafoam green

dplantlady
01-06-2007, 06:22 PM
uuuummmmmmmmmmm....

LOVELY!!!
and it'll be nice & snuggly, too
YOU GO, GIRL :cheering:

Diane