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Old 11-01-2006, 05:15 AM   #1
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Baby blanket pattern
I am really new to knitting, and I'm looking for a simple baby blanket, preferably with nothing to complicated. I was going to knit the whole thing in Garter stitch, but have been told that it might turn out very thin and 'flakey'.

I have some chunky wool, and was considering maybe putting a 5 row border around the main body of garter stitch. Any suggestions which stitch I should use for the border?

Or does anyone have any better ideas?

Please help a newbie with a creativity problem!
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Old 11-01-2006, 09:35 AM   #2
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There are lots of good, easy baby blanket patterns available for free online.

http://www.frugalhaus.com/homepage/eblanket.htm
http://www.stephthornton.co.uk/knitt...t/babyblan.htm
http://www.projectlinus.org/links.shtml#Patterns
http://www.womansday.com/crafts/6878...fghan.html?pl=

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Old 11-01-2006, 10:59 AM   #3
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Re: Baby blanket pattern
Originally Posted by niffer
I am really new to knitting, and I'm looking for a simple baby blanket, preferably with nothing to complicated. I was going to knit the whole thing in Garter stitch, but have been told that it might turn out very thin and 'flakey'.

I have some chunky wool, and was considering maybe putting a 5 row border around the main body of garter stitch. Any suggestions which stitch I should use for the border?

Or does anyone have any better ideas?

Please help a newbie with a creativity problem!
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I made this for my Granddaughter and ran a pretty ribbon in the edging. Very easy, and my daughter loved it! http://majorknitter.typepad.com/phot..._2004_004.html

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Old 11-01-2006, 01:40 PM   #4
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Another member asked recently, too. Maybe reading this thread will help you out.

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Old 11-01-2006, 05:38 PM   #5
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I'm in the process of knitting a baby blanket (its my first knitting project). I've tried a few patterns, and have had trouble with them so what I'm doing is :

K 10 rows of a border
Row 1. K10, P across, K10
Row 2. K across (alternate rows 1 and 2 for 10 rows of stockinette stitch)
K 6 rows
repeat pattern of rows 1 and 2 then 6 k rows until desired length then K 10 rows of border

Its really easy and goes fast, and it looks good so far. I don't have too much left and I started a little over a week ago!
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Old 11-02-2006, 05:20 PM   #6
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I just finished my first blanket a few weeks ago and I used this pattern:

http://www.michaels.com/art/online/p...&categoryid=32

It's REALLY simple but it's very soft and looks beautiful! I can't wait to give it to my soon-to-be-arriving baby cousin.
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I love knitting with Baby Clouds! It's so soft and fluffy and FAST!
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