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Old 04-04-2010, 09:44 PM   #1
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Baby blanket help
I bought some Lion Brand Yarn Velvet Spun Machine washable Chenille in pastels for a baby blanket for my next baby due in June a girl. I've got yellow, green and purple thus far. I intend to buy the other "girl/neutral" colors, so white and pink. This yarn is clearly pretty bulky. I'm really wanting to do a patchwork style blanket. Which is what my son has in the same stuff only in Blue, white, green and yellow. His blanket is squares that were mattress stitched together with a green yarn. This ended up my son's favorite blanket. BUT looks like hell and is now falling apart so eventually I'll have to remake his or add on to it as well. So here's the issue. Does anyone have a pattern to recomend for squares or a baby blanket that will look patchworky but maybe knit up "cleaner"?
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Old 04-04-2010, 10:38 PM   #2
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Upon further digging on some websites, I've found a pattern I like but it is so far beyond me I'll never get it done before my due date.



http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/90235AD.html

Not to mention the yarn I already have is way to chunky for this pattern.
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Old 04-04-2010, 10:46 PM   #3
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There's a blanket pattern on the Better homes and garden website called KNITTED BABY RAINBOW QUILT. do a search on the site and it should pop up.
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Old 04-04-2010, 10:47 PM   #4
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here's the website for the baby blanket quilt

http://www.bhg.com/crafts/knitting/p...rainbow-quilt/

once you get the hang of it, knits up really quick

good luck!
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Old 04-05-2010, 03:50 PM   #5
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http://home.howstuffworks.com/free-k...-blankets2.htm

this is the one I'm currently working on for my boyfriends brother and sister-in-law...its really easy to make...considering its my very first project and its super cute
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Old 04-05-2010, 06:42 PM   #6
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It looks like that Velvetspun is Icon #5 yarn. If you take a look on the Lion Brand website, you should be able to find a pattern that uses Icon #5 yarn. It doesn't necessarily have to use the Velvet yarn, just a yarn in the same weight as the one you have.

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Old 04-07-2010, 09:32 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by Abbers1026 View Post
http://home.howstuffworks.com/free-k...-blankets2.htm

this is the one I'm currently working on for my boyfriends brother and sister-in-law...its really easy to make...considering its my very first project and its super cute
I am a newbie too and am knitting this blanket for my first baby to be born in August - I love it! I am using a varigated (? the kind of yarn that is multi color in one skein) yarn of white, yellow, and green since we don't want to know the sex until the baby is born. It's an easy and quick knit/purl...even for a newbie like me. Good luck!
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Old 04-07-2010, 09:56 AM   #8
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yea they aren't finding out the sex either so I'm using yellow and since the theme of the bedding and all that is bumble bee I'm going to try and put a black border on it and I bought a cute little bee applique that I'm going to have a friend help me sew on...so if all goes as planned should be cute...
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Cool pattern I'll for sure book mark it but I'm looking for something I can work without having to buy new needles and I don't have a set of circulars that are 29 inches long.
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I'm not using circulars I'm just using long size 8 needles...i bought circulars but since they were fresh out of the package were too difficult to work with so i switched to straight
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