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njknitter 12-31-2005 11:18 AM

FO - Diagonal Baby Blanket
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The beautiful baby is not mine, but I can take credit for the blanket. It is a super easy and quick blanket to make (link below). I used Wendy Velvet Touch yarn (4 skeins) in color 1211 on size 7 needles. This yarn is very soft and easy to work with. The feel of the yarn and the varigated color gives interest to an otherwise simple stitch.

Since I had 4 skeins of yarn and wanted to use it all without running short or having too much left over, I worked the increase portion until I had used almost two skeins (half) of the yarn. Just before running out on the second skein, I started the decrease portion of the pattern. You'll use virtually all the yarn and end up with a perfect square (sorry I didn't get final measurements before I sent it off to my friend in FL).

KellyK 12-31-2005 11:20 AM

It looks GREAT! I LOVE baby things knit with not-quite-traditional color choices!

kitkat 12-31-2005 11:28 AM

I love it! Great colors (and a sweet baby!)

Ingrid 12-31-2005 11:31 AM

Very pretty!! :cheering:

vcuchica931 12-31-2005 12:43 PM

aww how adorable!!!

The blanket is wonderful!

Jan in CA 12-31-2005 02:30 PM

It's beautiful and so is the baby!

Jaxhil 12-31-2005 03:10 PM

Very pretty-love the colors!! Thanks for the tip-I have one of these in progress, and I was wondering how to use all the homespun without having much left over .. it's so soft, but I don't want extra, lol.

itscryttle 12-31-2005 03:16 PM

That is a BEAUTIFUL blanket!!! Great job!

Jenelle 12-31-2005 03:49 PM

Nice blanket and cute baby! :)

Angelia 01-01-2006 08:41 AM

That blanket is lovely!! And oh, the sweet baby is enjoying the blankie's snuggly-wonderfulness! :heart:

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