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Old 01-06-2006, 05:16 PM   #21
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I guess it depends on the yarn and your preference. If you double the yarn, I'm not sure what size needle you would want to use; I just sort of guessed for mine!
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Old 01-06-2006, 06:04 PM   #22
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Generally, the standard guideline is that if you double the yarn, double your needle size. Obviously it would be hard to find a size 21 needle... but the yarn you're using is probably bulky enough that you shouldn't need to double it.... If you want it to knit up faster, say on 15's, why not get a smooth worsted (or smaller) weight baby yarn to carry with it?? If your yarn is blue or pink, a strand of white mixed in would give it a great look...

As it stands right now, in the gauge you're knitting in, you would want to cast on 144 st for a 36in blanket.
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Old 01-06-2006, 08:45 PM   #23
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Oh thank you for the info I was wondering how many stitches I was going to need. I like the idea of adding another color into it. That would add a bit of contrast to it. Thank you again everyone for all your help in this project!!
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Old 01-08-2006, 02:51 AM   #24
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Cate, the blanket looks great!! I dont think the size will be a problem... the crib, the stroller, the carrier in the car, while walking... there are so many times when a baby needs a blanket... There is nothing better than a handmade gift...
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Old 01-08-2006, 11:39 AM   #25
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The blanket looks wonderful Great job!!!
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Old 01-09-2006, 03:25 PM   #26
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That is so beautiful!! What a wonderful gift

And I agree... being rectangle is much better. I always hated the "square" blankets when my little one was a baby. The rectangles can be used in the crib so my easier.
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