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Old 10-11-2007, 01:50 PM   #1
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What's the quickest pattern, yet decent looking for a baby blanket? My friend is having a baby shower on Nov. 10 and I'm thinking of making her a blanket. Therefore I need a quick knit-up. (is that even a word?)

Tips from you wise folks, please. Thanks
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Old 10-11-2007, 02:39 PM   #2
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I'd do a diagonal. Easy, quick and if you do the YOs before the 3rd stitch, it leaves a nice lace-type hole you can thread ribbon through and that really dresses them up! I did a yellow one for my granddaughter made from Bernat Baby Boucle double stranded with Caron Simply Soft... It is gorgeous! The ribbon is long gone but she loves to nap under it, wrap her babydoll in it and generally snuggle up with it.

Basketweave is nice and easy, too. It just takes a tad longer.
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Old 10-11-2007, 04:18 PM   #3
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mwhite, I just checked out your photos, very nice, you do keep busy.

Can you tell me is there a pattern for photo HPIM3300, it is a felted purse, but looks like it was made in sections? And do you have pic of the baby blanket you were talking about.

Thanks, Marilynn
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Old 10-11-2007, 04:22 PM   #4
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I did this pattern just scaled down the size for a baby blanket -- I used two strands of baby boulce (white & another color) and large needles. It was easy, was a forgiving pattern/yarn and went fast (and I think I am a slow knitter). I did it in various baby colors (blue, green, yellow and white). I actually chose it because of the triangle ripple edge -- I was making it for a boy and wanted something not frilly. Unfortunately, it's one of the few items I've worked on this year that somehow escaped without pic!

Let us know what you choose!
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Old 10-11-2007, 04:32 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by mare-nitt View Post
mwhite, I just checked out your photos, very nice, you do keep busy.

Can you tell me is there a pattern for photo HPIM3300, it is a felted purse, but looks like it was made in sections? And do you have pic of the baby blanket you were talking about.

Thanks, Marilynn
Too funny! That felted purse was actually made from a wool sweater I found at the local thrift shop. I felted the whole sweater then cut it into the purse/bag parts and sewed together. The top of the bag is the ribbing from the bottom of the sweater and the straps are from the sleeves. Very nice way to pull out a great, knitted design from an old favorite and recycle it.

I have the blanket at home and will get you a photo today or in the morning. Hmmmm, wonder why I didn't put one in my album? That's one of my favorite baby blankets and I keep it just for my lil sweetiepie! (She's my only grandchild )
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Hi Marilynn, here's the photo of the diagonal blanket. The drape of this blanket is wonderful. It has to be a combination of both the yarns and the bias knit. I was fortunate that the colors from the different yarn companies blended so well.



Here's the link if the picture isn't large enough:
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Adrianne, I just love the ripple patterns and I bet it was gorgeous in the baby colors!

Hope this helps, Dangles!
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The fastest blanket I ever made was on size 35 needles, using 4 strands of yarn. It was a basic basketweave pattern with a garter edge. I think I only had to cast on 35 stitches.

I finished it in an evening.
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The fastest blanket I ever made was on size 35 needles, using 4 strands of yarn. It was a basic basketweave pattern with a garter edge. I think I only had to cast on 35 stitches.

I finished it in an evening.
Those are HUGE needles...
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I have 2 babies I need to be knitting for... and I'm thinking of giving this one a try (4Hr bias baby afghan from lion brand)...just replace the homespun with another bulky type yarn... I have the size 50 needles already but haven't used them... I want to make the babies afghans, booties, all that so I figure this might be the only way with the busy holiday season come up fast on us...
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I have 2 babies I need to be knitting for... and I'm thinking of giving this one a try (4Hr bias baby afghan from lion brand)...just replace the homespun with another bulky type yarn... I have the size 50 needles already but haven't used them... I want to make the babies afghans, booties, all that so I figure this might be the only way with the busy holiday season come up fast on us...
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