Two new baby blankets.

I wanted to share two new, recently completed baby blankets. This one is a free pattern from Lion Brands. You knit it on the diagonal… on the way up you knit three, yarn over, keep knitting… on the way back down you knit 2, knit 2 together, yarn over, knit 2 together, knit to end of row.

Sadly, they recently corrected that so my border is a little off… one side’s border is a stitch wider than the other side. I was already half-way done when I realized this so I’m going to say the error is intentional like how the Amish supposedly sew in errors or make designs off center because only God is perfect afterall.

I don’t understand how companies continually post and publish patterns with errors! There must be willing pattern testers? The buttons that say ‘Made with Love for you (heart) by Natasha’ are from Paloma’s Nest.

This chunky yarn knit up super quickly. The border is knit by casting on the outside stitches and then knitting out the border. Then you fold the border back onto itself and stitch it down. I learned a lot making this one! The pattern is free on PurlBee’s site. This is the second version (purl one, knit one).

Plane time lets you get a lot of knitting in… and I have to say I’m quite obsessed!

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8 responses to “Two new baby blankets.

  1. So sweet! I especially like the striped one. (And whatever the stitch issue is, I can’t tell and I’m sure the lucky baby won’t be able to either!)

  2. You are getting to be a knitting whiz. Your output is quite impressive! The striped one is a super cute combo, and the other one looks as cozy as can be. Well done!

  3. Elizabeth Edwards

    I love love love the blankets. They are so beautiful. I’m inspired to try to figure out how to crochet diagonal stripes.

  4. Ah! These are adorable! The recipients are so lucky they get to wrap their babies up in them. Such great gifts.

  5. I knit my dishcloths in that same diagonal way – fun! Don’t you have to have super long needles to keep all the stitches? or wait, do you use a circular set? I’ve never advanced in knitting although I’ve known how to knit 12 years. It’s my dream goal to knit socks 🙂

    • I did just knit it in the round…. round knitting needles are awesome. Perhaps you could start with a little baby’s vest or dress in the round, but also using double pointed needles? And then work up to the socks! I’ve never knit socks personally but my mother-in-law over at Like Mother, Like Daughter is an expert.

  6. These are lovely! I would really like to make the diagonal stripe blanket – what yarn weight did you use? I was thinking of using Outer by Spud & Chloe, do you think that would work? Also, I’ve been searching for this pattern from LB, but can’t seem to find it. Do you still have the link?

    Also, awesome job on the Purl Bee blanket! I tried the same pattern and ended up with a wonky border (probably because I picked up too many stitches on one side). 🙁

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