I just finished a baby blanket using a thick yarn and I used a "basket" stitch pattern. The pattern I used was on the Lion Brand website called "Glamour - Baby's First Blanket" It turned out well -- the stitch pattern doesn't show up as much as it would with a finer yarn, but it is still noticeable and subtle.
On My Needles: Harry Potter House Scarf and Hat (Gryffindor, of course) for my 9 year old Harry Potter Fanatic!
Planned Works: Baby Blankie for my other son's teacher, who is now expecting as well!
Hat and scarf for my 7 year old son, who is not a Harry Potter fan, so they will probably be in blue, his favorite color!
A "Posh Pooch" Sweater for my four legged baby, Ruby!!!!
A scarlet and grey "Ohio State" throw for my DH for Christmas.
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