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heather_dw
08-05-2007, 10:13 PM
I saw this yarn in michael's and it said "MAKE ME INTO A BABY BLANKET"

it's white with pastel green flecks.
http://www.jo-ann.com/joann/catalog_old.jsp?CATID=110288&PRODID=87601
Color is Kitty Hawk. It looks like it might knit up a tad bulky though..

My friend is pregnant. Anyone have a blanket pattern in mind that would work with this yarn?

aineepooh1
08-07-2007, 01:27 PM
a simple garter stitch would work fine.. I wouldn't try anyting too complicated b/c it's mohair and it will be a little difficult to see the stitch definition. Maybe add a pattern by knit.. Yo. and then knit again. It could add some interest to the baby blanket. but knitting pattern central has OODLES of patterns..:thumbsup: to choose from.

Knitting_Guy
08-07-2007, 05:18 PM
I really don't think you'd enjoy working with that. Just do yourself a favor and send it to me, save yourself the disappointment.

Always glad to help. :eyes:

redheadrachel
08-07-2007, 05:38 PM
I really don't think you'd enjoy working with that. Just do yourself a favor and send it to me, save yourself the disappointment.

Always glad to help. :eyes:
:roflhard:

heather_dw
08-08-2007, 11:48 AM
you are so silly XD
:happydance:

I guess I'm looking for something simple eh? Hmm.. I still want it to be nice.

I do like the yarn though. It's fairly soft and machine washable/dryable. Plus, it only cost 2 dollars a ball ;-)

heather_dw
08-08-2007, 12:05 PM
Here is one I like, but I never know how to adjust patterns. This one calls for regular yarn and this yarn I have seems to be light bulky.
http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting/patterns/baby/lace.htm

cftwo
08-08-2007, 02:44 PM
I found these, which you might like

(uses Super Bulky yarn, but you could just repeat the pattern to make it the size you want) http://www.coatsandclark.com/Crafts/Knitting/Projects/Print+Ads/LW1417+Angel+Baby.htm

(this basketweave pattern would also be easy to translate to another size yarn/needles) http://www.craftown.com/knit/knit36.htm

(un-stripe this one, if you want, but it's for chunky weight yarn) http://www.jimmybeanswool.com/freeKnittingPatternDiagonalBabyBlanket.asp

(also uses chunky weight yarn) http://www.joyknits.com/blankie.html

(this is cute, too, but sized for worsted) http://knittingonthenet.com/patterns/babyafheart.htm

heather_dw
08-08-2007, 05:31 PM
oooh, I like that heart one. How would I translate it? Maybe since it's a light bulk, I can just do like I would for worsted? The yarn's not too thick, just a tad fuzzy.

ekgheiy
08-08-2007, 09:18 PM
I really don't think you'd enjoy working with that. Just do yourself a favor and send it to me, save yourself the disappointment.

Always glad to help. :eyes:

http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/4/4_1_219.gif

cftwo
08-09-2007, 02:21 PM
Heather

To size it for a bulky weight yarn, I'd check your guage and decide how wide you want the blanket. You may need to do only 3 hearts across to get it the size you want. At 135 stitches across, 4 stitches per inch only adds about 4" - you may be happy with a blanket that is 34" wide. At 3.5 stitches per inch, the blanket is 39" wide.

If you did it only 3 hearts across, you'd be talking about 116 stitches, which is 29" if your guage is 4 st/in, and 33" if your guage is 3.5 st/in.

How we know why all those match classes were useful.