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Topic: Diamond and Smocked Baby Blanket KAL!  (Read 18533 times)
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linda63pt
« Reply #60 on: June 07, 2007 07:06:18 PM »

All the blankets are beautiful!  I'm hoping to make one soon, for I am also making baby blankets for all those pregnant friends this year.  I was wondering how much yarn people have been using?  Is the pattern
recommendations pretty reliable? 
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JennBabe
« Reply #61 on: June 07, 2007 08:39:48 PM »

I am using Lion Brand BabySoft, and I have just finished the first skein.  I'm sure that two skeins will be enough.  Each skein is approximately 459 yards. Hope that helps!
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herekitty
« Reply #62 on: June 07, 2007 09:15:01 PM »

I haven't had much time to work on this, but it's a long weekend here so I'm hoping to get a good chunk of it done.  Here's a progress shot...


It's not a very clear photo sorry, I had to use the flash because it's dark, wintry weather here in Sydney for a change
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« Reply #63 on: June 07, 2007 09:15:20 PM »

That's a really pretty green. Smiley
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« Reply #64 on: June 08, 2007 03:28:24 AM »

All the blankets are beautiful!  I'm hoping to make one soon, for I am also making baby blankets for all those pregnant friends this year.  I was wondering how much yarn people have been using?  Is the pattern
recommendations pretty reliable? 

I believe the pattern calls for 13 or 14g of yarn, so I bought three skeins of 5g Bernat Softee baby for each blanket, but only ended up using two (and not even ALL of the two!)  I was using size 6 needles, like recommended for the pattern.  Maybe my yarn weight was a little different than the recommended yarn?  Or maybe acrylic is just lighter than wool!
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« Reply #65 on: June 08, 2007 09:35:06 AM »

Fishie: Your speed knitting is something to be reckoned with! I'm completely in awe!  Grin
They look beautiful... I bet you can't wait to see them tucked around their new little owners! Makes me wish I had a reason to knit another one... maybe I'll do just that and put it in my hope chest (yeah, I'm old fashioned like that). Wink

linda63pt: When I bought my yarn I basically just eyeballed it. I figured the reliability of a pattern from the 50's was possibly in question - just things like needle consistency and yarn weight... just figure on how much you need, and buy slightly more... that way you're not boned if you get near the end and realize you need just a leeetle bit more.

herekitty: OMG! The colour of your blankie is SO like mine I'm having flashbacks! What kind of yarn is it? It's looking awesome!  Cheesy

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« Reply #66 on: June 08, 2007 09:54:56 AM »

hehehe...herekitty, that green is almost identical to mine too! I won't post a picture since, well, I can't yet, and I'm pretty much at the same place as you.

Linda63pt, I'm using Knit Picks Swish Superwash in Dublin (110 yards/50 grams) on size 8 circs. I bought 12 skeins, but I also decided to add on more stitches than what the original pattern called for. I should end up with a 36" x 36" blanket (I hope!).
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herekitty
« Reply #67 on: June 09, 2007 12:51:40 AM »

herekitty: OMG! The colour of your blankie is SO like mine I'm having flashbacks! What kind of yarn is it? It's looking awesome!  Cheesy



Thanks Nashira, it reminds me of the colour of yours too, which I'm very happy about!  Especially as I got the yarn from ebay...and you never know if the colours are going to be what you expect when you buy online.
The yarn is 100% merino, dk weight from ebay seller yarn treehouse.  It's lovely and soft.  Only problem is it said it was machine washable in the auction listing, but the label says it's not...oh well. 

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kaela
« Reply #68 on: June 15, 2007 08:09:06 AM »

WIP shot:



I'm not very far along but I'm hoping to get much further this weekend.  Plus, I have now finished the other baby blanket I was working on (which I will post in completed projects just as soon as i can get a decent picture). 

BTW, linda36pt: the pattern is very reliable.  I had to rip back once but that was all about me not doing the yo on purl stitches correctly.
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linda63pt
« Reply #69 on: June 15, 2007 06:06:56 PM »

kaela,  I love the color. 
Everyone, thank you for your input on the amount of yarn.  I'm hoping to cast on soon.
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