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mwhite
10-11-2009, 02:17 PM
After a rather "dry knitting spell", finally an FO that ya gotta love! This is knit on DPNs, changed to circular, in the round and becomes square. I used the Norwegian Fir Stitch pattern, modified it to allow for increases and WAH LA!

This 36" newborn blanket is made from Caron Simply Soft in Off White, using size 8(US) needles. Details are on my Ravelry page: Fluidity (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/mwhite/fluidity)

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Jan in CA
10-11-2009, 03:00 PM
It's beautiful..what is it exactly?

mwhite
10-11-2009, 03:03 PM
It's beautiful..what is it exactly?

Well, the project is a newborn blanket. Not sure what you mean.
The term, "Fluidity" is defined as:
Pronunciation: \flü-ˈi-də-tē\
Function: noun
1 : the quality or state of being fluid
2 : the physical property of a substance that enables it to flow

The pattern was so named due to the fact that the circle flows into a square shape.

Shall we call it a "Squircle" Hey! New geometric name!!! Nope, look what I found:

Squircle

A Squircle is a portmanteau word used to refer to a mathematical shape with properties between those of a square and those of a circle. It is a special case of superellipse.

So then I had to look up "Portmanteau".....a word formed by blending sounds from two or more distinct words and combining their meanings

auburnchick
10-11-2009, 05:54 PM
Oh, I love the center part of the blanket! What a unique pattern. It's sooooo pretty!

lulubell
10-11-2009, 07:45 PM
It is beautiful. An heirloom to be sure.

ChristineO
10-11-2009, 08:11 PM
It's beautiful! Great job!

10-11-2009, 09:43 PM
This isn't knitting! THIS IS ART!

What a great work of art! You should be very proud of your blanket!

Such detail, such patience!

etoilechaude
10-11-2009, 11:00 PM
This isn't knitting! THIS IS ART!

What a great work of art! You should be very proud of your blanket!

Such detail, such patience!
I agree!!!! This is something that should be treasured for sure!!

Jan in CA
10-11-2009, 11:11 PM
Well, the project is a newborn blanket. Not sure what you mean.

You didn't say what it was and while I thought it was a blanket, I didn't want to be presumptive. That's what I get for not clicking the link I guess. That is one gorgeous baby blanket! :inlove:

stisdale
10-12-2009, 01:21 AM
WOW This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! You do such amazing work!

Dimpledapple
10-12-2009, 03:28 AM
After a rather "dry knitting spell", finally an FO that ya gotta love!

And love it we do! This blanket is absolutely gorgeous!! :inlove:

Squircle? Heh. :teehee: I think I might just have to borrow that word!

Debbie
10-12-2009, 07:08 AM
WOW !

margz3
10-12-2009, 08:21 AM
Mary, that is fabulous! And I always enjoy learning something new too, so yours was a doubly good post :wink:

mwhite
10-12-2009, 09:23 AM
Thank you all for your wonderful comments and response.....This is one of those projects where you stop on every pattern round and go, "OMG! Look at that!!!" The Norwegian Fir Stitch just blooms and where the increases add at the corners, creates new designs....looking at the corners, a Pagota comes to mind or the figure of a chunky baby....LOL! I had never purled in my lace projects before but it adds a wonderful texture to the surface and the design.

WandaT
10-12-2009, 09:39 AM
Now THAT is a WOW blanket!!!

bambi
10-12-2009, 09:52 AM
Gosh, Mary, that is just gorgeous! :inlove: Lucky baby.

Fiestaknitter
10-12-2009, 10:00 AM
GORGEOUS!!!

GinnyG
10-12-2009, 12:23 PM

I appreciate the BEAUTIFUL job you did even more as I struggle with my very first lace project (I don't count the February Ladies Sweater). That is TRULY amazing.

goknitterpurler
10-12-2009, 01:30 PM
Mary...
Absolutely drop dead gorgeous! Thanks for sharing and cogratulations on a beautiful blanket.
I am curious how long it took to make it?

ritaw
10-12-2009, 02:02 PM
After a rather "dry knitting spell", finally an FO that ya gotta love! This is knit on DPNs, changed to circular, in the round and becomes square. I used the Norwegian Fir Stitch pattern, modified it to allow for increases and WAH LA!

This 36" newborn blanket is made from Caron Simply Soft in Off White, using size 8(US) needles. Details are on my Ravelry page: Fluidity (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/mwhite/fluidity)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2549/4001680320_73b248ea87.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2605/4000449557_a84e2e7777.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2453/4001678578_2487ce2f67.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3465/4000916619_660ef17ae5.jpg

Beautiful !!!!!

melmac51
10-12-2009, 02:58 PM
Love this...an heirloom for sure! :heart: :heart:

Lana
10-12-2009, 04:34 PM
OH MY GOODNES!!! :yay:
That's absolutely gorgeous!
I must try it on a smaller scale.

mwhite
10-12-2009, 04:59 PM
Mary...
Absolutely drop dead gorgeous! Thanks for sharing and cogratulations on a beautiful blanket.
I am curious how long it took to make it?

Not too long since it's the "newborn" size....if you take out the design time, no more than 7 to 8 days, maybe 20-30 hours. Once you complete 71 rounds, the pattern has easily memorized repeats. Remember in circular knitting that as you knit rounds the size is doubled, increasing the diameter, so it really doesn't take long. Since the rounds increase, the more sts per round, more time it takes per round. Also, in circular knitting, you are not turning the work so that saves time. The stitch count when I bound off was 544sts per round, usually a 20 to 30 minute run for that many sts.

Sknitter56
10-12-2009, 06:17 PM
Mary,
Did you post where this pattern can be found? I may have overlooked it. Lace and I don't get along too good, but I'd love to try that! The blanket is absolutely gorgeous!

mwhite
10-12-2009, 09:43 PM
Mary,
Did you post where this pattern can be found? I may have overlooked it. Lace and I don't get along too good, but I'd love to try that! The blanket is absolutely gorgeous!

OOPS! I did not post the pattern location. It can be purchased on RAVELRY (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fluidity)

And soon on Patternfish.com

Thanks Mary!:muah:

mks22300
10-12-2009, 10:26 PM
Oh my goodness, that is a beautiful blanket! :heart:

wezyus
10-13-2009, 03:10 AM
Thats so gr8888888888888 n superbbbb...thnsk for sharing

KnittingNat
10-13-2009, 05:42 AM
It's marvelous:heart: :heart: :heart:

JudyD
10-13-2009, 06:51 AM
The baby blanket is absolutely stunningly perfect!!!

:cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

JudyD

Slim
10-13-2009, 07:19 AM
It's beautiful! I have a new little granddaughter coming, and I may have to make this for her. Thanks for posting.

mwhite
10-13-2009, 08:41 AM
It's marvelous:heart: :heart: :heart:

Are you feeling better???:hug:

Lighting57
10-19-2009, 03:26 AM
That is really pretty. I love to see what shapes appear when knitting like this. It gives a kalaiediscope(I know I spelled it wrong) appearance.

Lima
10-19-2009, 08:45 AM
That's fantastic!!!:inlove:

domiknitrix
10-19-2009, 10:10 AM
Absolutely Beautiful!!

mwhite
10-19-2009, 05:18 PM
That is really pretty. I love to see what shapes appear when knitting like this. It gives a kalaiediscope(I know I spelled it wrong) appearance.

Oh yes...kinda like a whole new optical way to look at it! And you were very close.. "kaleidoscope" Thanks!