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Old 07-05-2007, 10:08 AM   #11
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Hi larudden,
I'm not finished with the blanket & since I created my own design, I don't have a picture of it. I will definitely post a photo when it is complete. Thanks for asking & have a great day.
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Old 07-05-2007, 10:45 AM   #12
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I already have my own pattern stashed away, using KnitPicks "Swish Superwash." The pattern involves starting with a circular beginning, increasing at 4 points, forming corners. When it gets big enough, you put in a femenine or masculine stitch pattern, to complement the baby.
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Old 07-05-2007, 12:09 PM   #13
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Both of my kids like their blankets when they have bright colors on them. It helps brain development. I like the blankets that are softer colored but my kids didn't really care for them.
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Old 07-07-2007, 10:53 AM   #14
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One of my best friends is pregnant (first child) and due in December. I'm planning to knit this blanket: Cabled Eyelet Baby Blanket

She doesn't want neutral colors, so I'll have to wait another month or so until she finds the sex of the baby before buying the yarn since I won't know if I should use pink or blue. But it'll be a cotton or some other non-wool yarn as she's allergic to wool.
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Cables and Lace Baby Blanket for my best friend who is expecting a girl in December
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Old 07-07-2007, 11:28 AM   #15
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I don't have a favorite pattern for blankets; rather, I just make whatever pattern seems to "call out" to me. As for colors, you can certainly choose pastels--mint green, peach, or yellow work well for not knowing the genders (as do off-white and white)--but for me personally, I prefer to make things in bolder colors or neutrals. Tan, forest green, burgundy, navy, brown, grey--they all work well. Bright colors also work great because kids and babies look good in brights, too, and they're fun for kids. I don't know if there's a hard and fast "rule" for colors. If you're still stuck on colors, you can also consider choosing a color that the mom and/or dad like too, because they will be toting the blanket around with them. Of you can choose a color based off of whatever color that the nursery will be if you happen to know that information.
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Old 07-08-2007, 04:06 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by lulu2 View Post
Have a look on my blog (scroll down) - there is a baby blanket that I made recently. If you like it, let me know and I will send you the pattern - it is my own made up pattern. I knit it all the time because it is mindless, but has a bit of a pattern to keep you awake and also, you can vary the thickness of the stripes and colour pattern.
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i am totally inlove withthe baby blanket you have knited in your blog. do you have a link for the pattern please as i would love to knit it.

i hope you don't mind me asking, but its georgous

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Old 07-08-2007, 04:29 PM   #17
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Lulu2 I'd love the pattern for that blanket too, if you don't mind sharing. It is beautiful!
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Old 07-08-2007, 05:06 PM   #18
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Lulu2, if you can share the link or the pattern for the baby blanket, I would love to try it. Like I said before it is adorable, and if it is easy then it would be adorable plus wonderful.

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Old 07-08-2007, 06:30 PM   #19
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Personally I like a lot of "holes". Practical and everyday are great, but to knit an heirloom you need "holes". Here is a pattern that I found recently that would make a great heirloom.

Pattern from Drops Design

If you like something simple I love Feather and Fan designs. There are a lot of them out there (do a search) that are free. They are real easy to do but look like they were hard. Gotta love that!
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Old 07-08-2007, 06:48 PM   #20
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I've been holding on to this pattern for quite a while, waiting for one of my friends to get preggers again. I may just have to break down and knit it for myself and tuck it away my future wee ones. I love how it looks, and it seems like a simple enough pattern once you've done a few rows of the double knitting, and the history of the pattern makes me all gushy in an uber-geek sort of way.

In case the link doesn't work, it is The Hoover Blanket from, issue Fall '03.

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