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onsdag
feb082012

Bring-it-on-baby blanket 

One of our favourite patterns. This blanket is easy to knit, colourful and super stretchy, making it suitable for wrapping the baby as well as using it as a bedspread later on:)

Yarn
Pickles Extra Fine Merino 50 g in 5 different colours

Needles
Circular needles US 10, 32"

Gauge
16 s = 4"

Measurements
27" wide, 35" long
Using needles a few sizes larger than US 10, cast on 110 stitches. We use the larger needles to cast on and off to make sure the edges are stretchy enough.

Use US 10 needles and knit 4 rows in garter stitch. Repeat the the following four rows:

Row 1: K2 together, K2 together, YO, K1, YO, K1, YO, KI, YO, K2 together, K2 together.

Row 2 - 4: Knit the garter stitch.

Repeat until the blanket is 35". Finish by knitting the garter stitch for four rows. On the fourth you´ll change to larger needles. Cast off.

tirsdag
jan122010

Bring-it-on-baby blanket - Winter

Picture from Gravid

Winter babies need a wollen afghan in happy colours. We made one for little Olivia, and she sure was happy about it. The afghan is very stretchy, amking it easy to wrap around your baby. It will also make a great baby bed spread later on; a multi use afghan;)

Yarn
Single strand Pickles Cashmerino, Pickles Extra Fine Merino
or
double strands Pickles Merino Lace
We used both extra fine merino and lace, 9 colours in total. You need 250 g in total for the hole afghan.

Needles
Circular needles US 10

Using needles a few sizes larger than US 10, cast on 110 stitches. We use the larger needles to cast on and off to make sure it stays stretchy in the ends as well as in the middle. The blanket is knitted with larger needles than what the yarn requires, and that´s why it´s very important to remeber this.

Change to size 10 needles and knit 4 rows using the garter stitch. Then you´ll repeat the following four rows throughout the blanket.

Row 1: K2 together, K2 together, YO, K1, YO, K1, YO, KI, YO, K2 together, K2 together.

Row 2 - 4: Knit the garter stitch.

Repeat until the blanket is 35". Finish by knitting the garter stitch for four rows. On the fourth you´ll change needles to size 15. Cast off on the next row.



søndag
mai032009

Bring-it-on baby blanket

In the Nordic countries we tend to use wool a lot. Some use wool for their babies all year around. If you´re due with a summer baby, though, a soft, stretchy cotton baby blanket can´t go wrong. It´s perfect for wrapping the baby when its´newly born, and super as a bed spread later on. This is a very easy pattern, and even if you only know how to knit the garter stitch, it should suit you. If you´re more advanced it´s great for tv-knitting, or perhaps playground-knitting? Oh, and do you prefer wool, try knitting this with the Pickles Extra Fine Merino or the Pickles Cashmerino Silk

What you need
7 balls of either cotton / Pickles Extra Fine Merino / Pickles Cashmerino Silk (the yarn should require a needle size 6, US)
(You might just need five balls, but we wanted seven colours)
Large circular needles US 10
Large circular needles US 15, for casting on and off.

How we did it
Using the size 15 needles, cast on 110 stitches. We use the larger needles to cast on and off to make sure it stays stretchy in the ends as well as in the middle. The blanket is knitted with larger needles than what the yarn requires, and that´s why it´s very important to remeber this.

Change to size 10 needles and knit 4 rows using the garter stitch. Then you´ll repeat the following four rows throughout the blanket.

Row 1: K2 together, K2 toghether, YO, K1, YO, K1, YO, KI, YO, K2 together, K2 together.

Row 2 - 4: Knit the garter stitch.

Repeat until the blanket is 88 cm. Finish by knitting the garter stitch for four rows. On the fourth you´ll change needles to size 15. Cast off on the next row.

Assemble the loose ends and start waiting for the baby!

Bigger babies enjoyed the blanket too by the looks of it.