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Jan in CA
03-02-2012, 06:25 PM
I had a few rough spots making this, but it wasn't hard. The designer responds quickly so I didn't have to wait long for a clarification. It's knit in the round so no seams at all.

I love how it came out and I hope the new mother likes it, too!!
My Ravelry page (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/JanCA/woobie-zebra)
Woobie Zebra pattern
(http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/woobie-zebra)
Cascade 220 Superwash Sport
US 3 needles

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7046/6801316654_6a15befb22_b.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7206/6947423667_0a66270595_b.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7047/6947423713_73cd3b817a_b.jpg

salmonmac
03-02-2012, 06:40 PM
This is just adorable and will make a perfect gift for a new mother. But also, the design is so pleasing, it's just a joy to look at. Really well done and in perfect colors.

suzeeq
03-02-2012, 06:58 PM
That's absolutely the cutest thing!!!

Hmmm I have some pink/gray/black variegated yarn - wonder if my GD would like one of these.... It'd be striped -- just a little differently.

Jan in CA
03-02-2012, 07:09 PM
That's absolutely the cutest thing!!!

Hmmm I have some pink/gray/black variegated yarn - wonder if my GD would like one of these.... It'd be striped -- just a little differently.

Thanks! What weight is your yarn? I tried with worsted and DK and it was going to come out too large. I didn't know how to resize the head, but you've been knitting longer so that might not be an issue for you. I think any yarn would be cute. :thumbsup:

suzeeq
03-02-2012, 07:27 PM
It's worsted, I think it's Caron's old Dazzelaire, the new stuff is a bulky but this isn't.

Jan in CA
03-02-2012, 08:32 PM
omg how adorable is that! And what beautiful work - getting all those stripes to line up on mitred edges - unreal. What a unique gift - any new mother (and baby!) would be thrilled. Congrats on a gorgeous piece.

Thank you! Since it was knit in the round it was really easy. I was pleased that they came out so neatly. It's simply a CDD (centered double decrease) at the corners and when change yarns you just bring the new one under the old color.

I'll take a few more pix of some interesting points...

IslandTime
03-02-2012, 08:34 PM
omg how adorable is that! What beautiful work - and perfect colour choices. That face! And ears and hair lol. Nobody could look at that and not want to HUG it! What a unique gift - any new mother (and baby!) would be thrilled. Congrats on a gorgeous piece.

ShanaHoo
03-02-2012, 09:30 PM
Very nice! I feel a little hypontized after staring at it for too long... :eyes:

Antares
03-02-2012, 09:35 PM
Awww! What a cute woobie (uh, what's a woobie?). Well, whatever it is, it's a keeper.

Reminds me of the zebra rug I crocheted for a cousin who had her room decorated all in zebra stripes! I did different sized stripes of white and black, and it even had a tail. Yes, a rug with a tail! You've got a woobie (whatever that is) with a head. Hee!! :)

fatoldladyinpjs
03-02-2012, 11:04 PM
Oh, is that cute! It's something unique that she's going to love.

GrumpyGramma
03-03-2012, 12:25 AM
That's great!

Awww! What a cute woobie (uh, what's a woobie?). Well, whatever it is, it's a keeper.

I knew a family that called blankies woobies. Another person called a pacifier a woobie (it's a plug! LOL)

I think woobie applies to something comforting and soothing, whether it's a snuggly something or whatever.

I agree, it's a keeper woobie.

Jan in CA
03-03-2012, 01:17 AM
Thank you all!

A woobie is a "lovey" so it's like a blanket a child carries around only this one is smaller and easier to hold and carry. :teehee:

Olha
03-03-2012, 03:11 PM
Aw, I want to cuddle with it :) This is soooo cute.

Which reminds me -- I started knitting a dog and have to look into it. My kids have their 'special' toys that they made in a store and all of a sudden one became popular and the other became 'less special'. So to put the end to the nighttime battles of ownership, I am knitting another dog that 'fits over' the first one :)

justplaincharlotte
03-03-2012, 11:13 PM
What a delightful blanket!:cheering:

aprilbetty
03-05-2012, 12:20 PM
I love it! Just wish the patterns didn't cost so much!

Jan in CA
03-05-2012, 02:05 PM
I love it! Just wish the patterns didn't cost so much!

Thank you!

There's a lot of work that goes into a well designed pattern. Along with designing there's test knits and fixing errata and then writing it up in an easy to understand pattern. It's worth it to me for something I know I'll use again. Having knit a free pattern that was similar to this one I'd say buying this was well worth the money so I bought the entire e-book of them. :thumbsup:

There are lots of free patterns though if you can't afford or don't want to buy patterns. I can point you to some of the free ones that are similar.

aprilbetty
03-05-2012, 03:57 PM
Thank you!

There's a lot of work that goes into a well designed pattern. Along with designing there's test knits and fixing errata and then writing it up in an easy to understand pattern. It's worth it to me for something I know I'll use again. Having knit a free pattern that was similar to this one I'd say buying this was well worth the money so I bought the entire e-book of them. :thumbsup:

There are lots of free patterns though if you can't afford or don't want to buy patterns. I can point you to some of the free ones that are similar.

I agree with you, totally. In fact, I think I will buy the e-book of all the woobies -- and do a different one for each of my 6 grandchildren!

I have done the Lion Bunny Blankie many times. Are there other free ones?

Jan in CA
03-05-2012, 04:26 PM
Here's a few. I made the froggy and it came out cute. It's on my Rav page. I did find that it doesn't have some of the cool techniques in the Woobies though. This is the first time I've seen the lamb. A quick glance tells me I don't like the way the hole between the head and body are handled.

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/schmusetuch-frosch

http://www.petitepurls.com/Summer11/summer2011_p_lovey.html

nonny2t
03-05-2012, 04:52 PM
He is soooo cute! You did a great job on it too!!!

Jan in CA
03-05-2012, 04:59 PM
Here are some more photos of the back.

This one is where the yarn was twisted alternating the colors. I twisted (bring new color under old color) on each row even if I wasn't changing color. You can see it came out nice and neat. Just don't pull too tight.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7050/6956897375_51f34a06b3.jpg

Creepy picture this one... but this is the join between the blanket and the head. If you take your fingers and alternate them and look at the palm side you can see how closely they bond. The same thing happens with the stitches. I've made a similar one that had a hole because it went directly from blanket to head. This method is brilliant!
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7203/6956897411_fc89c7cc83.jpg

dreamsherl
03-05-2012, 08:30 PM
I like your blanket. Great job. :muah:

dturner
03-07-2012, 09:19 PM
That is so cute! I know she will love it!

salmonmac
03-08-2012, 06:33 AM
Wow! Even the reverse side of your work looks great. Seriously well done. Thanks for the advice on the best join of head to blanket.

Zebragirlnz
03-09-2012, 12:26 AM
Love it. Too Cute! I adore all things Zebra! :)

bambi
03-15-2012, 04:44 PM
Adorable!!

ArtLady1981
03-21-2012, 10:13 AM
Jan, this is wonderful! Especially love the zebra's adorable face! The very edge of the blanket is sure nice, neat, and professional! I'll check your Rav page, too. Thanks for the links!

I've been sick, not online much....I would have commented sooner!

Jan in CA
03-21-2012, 11:21 AM
Hope you're feeling better now, Dollyce!

ArtLady1981
03-21-2012, 11:48 AM
Thanks, Jan! I'm almost back in the pink.

It was exciting to check back in Whatcha Knitting and see a whole string of new FO's!!!

I've taken care of several spam issues in the middle of the night! The coughing/hacking stage of this nasty virus has even wierded out my crazy late hours!

MerigoldinWA
03-25-2012, 02:26 PM
So cute, Jan. You did a lovely job on this. I have always like black/white/pink, makes me think of licorice allsorts candies. Yum. I also like the border with the picots. That must mean you had to sew a hem to the backside or just what? It looks very attractive.

Jan in CA
03-25-2012, 09:42 PM
So cute, Jan. You did a lovely job on this. I have always like black/white/pink, makes me think of licorice allsorts candies. Yum. I also like the border with the picots. That must mean you had to sew a hem to the backside or just what? It looks very attractive.

No sewing or seaming! You do a provisional cast on and after the required number of stitches you put the stitches on needles again and do a k2tog. :thumbsup:

Oh I love that candy, too! :mmm:

MerigoldinWA
03-25-2012, 10:00 PM
Thanks for telling me about the border. I have to admit I don't get it, but my DH said, "You would if you had the pattern." He believes in me at least. :lol:

Jan in CA
03-26-2012, 01:28 AM
Thanks for telling me about the border. I have to admit I don't get it, but my DH said, "You would if you had the pattern." He believes in me at least. :lol:

You know how to cast in provisionally right? You just cast on and then knit say 6 rows. The next row is a YO k2tog across row. Then you knit another 6 rows. Put the provisional cast on on the needles (it's on waste yarn) and fold it to the back along the YO row. Put needle tips together from both needles and knit together one stitch from each needle together all the way around. Try it on a swatch! It's the best looking picot IMO.

Just found instructions. Same as my instruction, but maybe different words.
http://www.knittingdaily.com/blogs/daily/archive/2008/04/16/adding-a-no_2D00_roll-hem-to-a-stockinette-sweater.aspx

Btw I do the crochet hook provisional cast on. Super easy!
http://knittingatknoon.com/provisional.html

MerigoldinWA
03-27-2012, 01:54 PM
Thanks Jan. That clears it up. I was thinking that you didn't go back and add the border until the very last and that had me confused about how it was done. I have done the sort of edge you are talking about.

aprilbetty
04-19-2012, 10:09 AM
Here's a few. I made the froggy and it came out cute. It's on my Rav page. I did find that it doesn't have some of the cool techniques in the Woobies though. This is the first time I've seen the lamb. A quick glance tells me I don't like the way the hole between the head and body are handled.

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/schmusetuch-frosch

http://www.petitepurls.com/Summer11/summer2011_p_lovey.html

I just ordered the whole set of Woobies. I have just glanced at the patterns so far, but I can already tell that they are very well-written, and the pictures are beautiful.

I have almost finished the lamb pattern from petitepurls, and I will never knit it again. It is very cute, but -- like you said -- the head/body join is not professional (I will change it.) and the pattern is not so well written --several typos.

I can knit several of the woobies with yarn left-overs -- a really good thing!

Jan in CA
04-19-2012, 01:16 PM
I can knit several of the woobies with yarn left-overs -- a really good thing!

Ohh I can't wait to see them! :thumbsup:

Breezed
04-25-2012, 12:20 PM
I love this zebra!