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cutie22 12-12-2011 01:37 AM

Looking for some help
 
I don't know who to ask or where to put this so I'm very sorry if this is in the wrong spot. I'm trying to find a way to make a baby blanket but I would like to put the letter B in the center of it. I don't know how to create a pattern so that it would work. So any help would greatly be appreciated. I'm just a beginner at knitting so I only know how to add/decrease stitches, purl and the normal knitting. Thanks for any help. :)

Jan in CA 12-12-2011 03:40 AM

Do you want the B to be textural only.. like purls for the B and the rest of the blanket stockinette? Here's a few pictures to see what I mean -
http://www.flickr.com/photos/38227202@N00/1428406935
http://www.flickr.com/photos/9605188@N03/2248389841

Or do you actually want to make it a different color? To do it a different color you'll need to use intarsia. It's not hard, but takes practice.
http://www.knittingtodaymag.com/patt...t-baby-blanket

cutie22 12-12-2011 09:11 AM

I want it more like the second link on the first one. The purls for the B. I would like the letter B a lot bigger then what it is in either of those pictures.

Jan in CA 12-12-2011 03:04 PM

Okay, I don't know of any pattern that has that already done for you. So what you need to do is chart your own.

Here's a link that might help -
http://knitnpearl.blogspot.com/2011/...alphabets.html

Basically what you need to do though is figure out how many you're going to cast on, figure how wide the border is going to be, and figure out how large you want the letter within the center. Then you'll have to figure out where the center is on the letter, etc.

Due to the natural nature of stockinette to curl I'll also give you this link. This technique would be cute on a blanket.
http://techknitting.blogspot.com/200...zag-bands.html

cutie22 12-13-2011 12:40 AM

Thank you very much for the information. When I get home I will try and figure this out. I'm happy to be able to get some information as I want to make this for my god sons first birthday.

cutie22 12-13-2011 08:17 PM

Thank you very much for all the help but after sitting here for two hrs and following the instructions to graph it step by step and it not working I'm just going to give up on my thought for doing this. But thank you again.

Jan in CA 12-13-2011 09:09 PM

There are still a lot of adorable blankets that you could make. :thumbsup: None of these are what you originally envisioned, but they would still be a welcome for the new baby. :hug:

http://www.abc-knitting-patterns.com/1114.html
http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/home/fr...-blankets2.htm
http://lostinstash.blogspot.com/2010...t-pattern.html

There are a lot more, too.

cutie22 12-13-2011 09:11 PM

Thanks again..I will figure something out. This will be for his first birthday. So it was something that meant alot to me but doesn't seem to happen.

sadie862 12-16-2011 02:33 AM

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Jan in CA 12-16-2011 03:22 AM

That's not a bad idea, Sadie! Make squares and one can have the B and then sew them together. :thumbsup:


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