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Lighting57
01-04-2008, 08:25 PM
I cast on for baby afghan last night in the "I LOVE THIS YARN" by Hobby Lobby. This acrylic is much nicer than the standard Red Heart and cost less too. The color is a soft butter.

I chose the ripple pattern or feather and fan, I believe is another name. It is working up quickly on #11 needles. I was surprised that it is going as quickly as when I made afghans using the crocheted ripple pattern. This is much prettier though IMO.

dustinac
01-04-2008, 09:52 PM
:happydance: it sounds very pretty...I need to start a baby afghan...the shower is the 12th of Jan...and I do need to consider mailing time :oo:

mhansen
01-04-2008, 10:21 PM
Sounds pretty. I can't wait to see it.

Lighting57
01-07-2008, 03:09 PM
So far, I have 13 x 34 inches finished and a small amount left from the first skein. They or 7 oz. each. This is a pretty pattern and would work up great as a lightweight shawl or a heavier weight scarf as well. The pattern is much easier than I had imagined and not hard to remember. I recommend it as a beginner baby blanket or worked in less repeats for a scarf. My hand is in the picture to show size worked with worsted weight on #11 needles.

Jan in CA
01-07-2008, 03:14 PM
That is just beautiful!! I can't wait to see the whole thing finished!

knit2btied
01-07-2008, 04:09 PM
So far, I have 13 x 34 inches finished and a small amount left from the first skein. They or 7 oz. each. This is a pretty pattern and would work up great as a lightweight shawl or a heavier weight scarf as well. The pattern is much easier than I had imagined and not hard to remember. I recommend it as a beginner baby blanket or worked in less repeats for a scarf. My hand is in the picture to show size worked with worsted weight on #11 needles.

That is turning out beautifully! I'm inspired!

knit2btied

ladyjessica
01-07-2008, 04:17 PM
That is just gorgeous, and I love the color, too. Would you mind sharing the pattern?

Debkcs
01-07-2008, 04:32 PM
If you say it's an easy ripple pattern, I'd love the pattern also. What you've done so far is beautiful. Love the color!

auburnchick
01-07-2008, 05:47 PM
:inlove:

Oooooo laaaaaaa laaaaaa

Very nice! What yarn are you using?

Lighting57
01-07-2008, 05:47 PM
Here you go. I think this also called Feather and Fan, but I'm not certain.

RIPPLE STITCH PATTERN: (multiple of 18) plus any outer edge sticthes you wish to add
Row 1: (RS) K4 * [K2tog] 3 times, [K1, yo] 6 times, [K2tog] 3 times; rep bet *'s end K4

Rows 2: & 3: Knit all stitches

Row 4: K4, purl across all but last four, K remaining 4 stitches.
I used the cable cast on and cast on a multiple of 18 plus an extra 4 for each end. Work the first four rows in garter stitch (knitting all stitches) and then start the pattern. Remember that the K4 in the beginning and ending of the above instructions are to be done in garter stitch. If you choose, you can make more or less of these stitches. Continue the pattern until you have it the desired length ending in four rows of garter stitch. Bind off.

auburnchick
01-07-2008, 05:49 PM
Were you in the chatroom the other night? This pattern seems very familiar.

It's really turning out quite lovely!

Lighting57
01-07-2008, 06:00 PM
No I wasn't. I don't go into the chat room. Don't have the time.

auburnchick
01-07-2008, 06:04 PM
Oh, ok. Someone else is making something with this pattern.

P.S. I won't have time for a while either...classes just got revved up...lucky me.

I can't wait to see a picture of the blanket when it's finished!

bambi
01-07-2008, 06:05 PM
That is really beautiful! Thanks for posting the pattern. I am looking to do a baby blankie with a bunch of yarn I have and I may try your pattern. :)

Bambi

Lighting57
01-07-2008, 06:08 PM
I LOVE THIS YARN by Hobby Lobby is the yarn. It is much softer than Red Heart. It doesn't have the high sheen that Caron Simply Soft has and for 7oz. skeins, it only cost $2.49 each. Twice the amount of Caron for the same price. It comes in pretty colors too. There is a larger selection online. Just do a search for the brand.
I used the color buttercup

ladyjessica
01-07-2008, 07:53 PM
I used the cable cast on and cast on a multiple of 18 plus an extra 4 for each end. Work the first four rows in garter stitch (knitting all stitches) and then start the pattern. Remember that the K4 in the beginning and ending of the above instructions are to be done in garter stitch. If you choose, you can make more or less of these stitches. Continue the pattern until you have it the desired length ending in four rows of garter stitch. Bind off.

Thank you so much for that. If I can ask another question, how many stitches did you cast on, or how many multiples of 18? I'd like to make something like this for my niece, but she's almost 2, so I want it a little bit bigger than a traditional baby blanket.

Thanks again. Can't wait to see the finished product. :)

Slim
01-07-2008, 08:29 PM
Wow, that's beautiful! Love the color.

Jaxhil
01-07-2008, 08:49 PM
Oh, that is so, so pretty!!! :muah: I love feather and fan patterns! :heart:

Lighting57
01-07-2008, 09:44 PM
I cast on 7 multiples of 18 plus 8 (4 for each side). It is now 18" long and I still have some left of the first skein.

Jessica, 10 multiples should be plenty wide for your niece.

Thanks everyone for your support and kind words. Back to the blanket.
Sandra

Gspice
01-08-2008, 01:39 AM
WOW I really really like that.

dawnk777
01-08-2008, 02:06 AM
That's very pretty! I can't wait to see it done, either!

WandaT
01-08-2008, 07:55 AM
Feather & Fan is one of my favorite patterns. I have two baby blankets to make this year and think I'm going to do at least one of them with this pattern. Yours it turning out so pretty!!

dustinac
01-08-2008, 09:51 AM
That is going to be so pretty!! :happydance:

Lighting57
01-14-2008, 02:24 PM
:) I used just less than two 7 oz. skeins. it measures about 38x36. I think that's a great size for an infant. Our daughter has tiny babies anyway.

GiddyKnitter
01-14-2008, 02:44 PM
Very nice and definitely on my list of to do's x

KnittingNat
01-14-2008, 02:49 PM
That looks wonderful :heart:

The.Knitter
01-14-2008, 03:07 PM
Lovely job, congrats Gramma!

ladyjessica
01-14-2008, 03:17 PM
Just gorgeous. I definitely want to do this for my older niece. Thanks so much for your help. :)

Jaxhil
01-14-2008, 08:14 PM
Oh, that's beautiful!! :heart:

knit2btied
01-14-2008, 10:44 PM
Oh that looks pretty...

WandaT
01-15-2008, 08:14 AM
It turned out gorgeous!! Congrats!

PurlyGyrl
01-15-2008, 02:37 PM
:inlove: Beautiful!

MerigoldinWA
01-15-2008, 07:29 PM
That is a beautiful baby blanket. I too love F&F and it looks like you did very nice work on it and the color is very nice.

ah
01-17-2008, 01:05 AM
Lovely!

sakura-panda
01-17-2008, 11:11 AM
Gorgeous blanket! I love the color and the pattern. Very nice work!

dmknits
01-18-2008, 05:45 PM
Very pretty!