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spaceniblet
« on: August 31, 2007 12:54:44 PM »

Hi Everyone!  This is my first post, but I've been obsessed with craftster for more than a year now.  Everyone here is so inspiring!

Awhile ago my mom gave me a knitting basket that contained a book, some needles, a stitch marker, etc, and 6 skeins of Caron Simply Soft.  I have 2 skeins each of light country blue, country blue, and dark country blue.  I have a friend who recently found out she is pregnant, and I wanted to make something for her.  I plan on making Saartje's booties and maybe a hat or sweater, but I thought I could make a blanket out of all this Simply Soft, as I don't know what the heck else I'll do with all of it.  Also, I feel like since it all coordinates, it would be a shame not to use it all in one big sort of project.  Does anyone know of a beginner-advanced beginner free pattern for a baby blanket that would showcase the three colors or is easily adaptable for 3 colors?  I have known how to knit for a few years, but I'm just now getting around to learning how to read patterns and move beyond basic stitches. 

I have the first Stitch n Bitch book, the SnB page-a-day calendar, and an encyclopedia of stitches, if that helps at all with suggestions.  I considered the Big Bad Baby Blanket, but I am not good when it comes to substituting yarn, and I wasn't sure how to add 3 colors into the pattern - stripes? Border on color, blocks another? - and make it look good.

Thanks for your help!
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Mnemosyne_LA
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2007 01:44:07 PM »

A Log Cabin Blanket might be cool.
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Jints
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2007 07:06:56 PM »

This Basic garter stitch diagonal blanket  could be done in stripes with your 3 colors. guage here is not imperative, and can be made as big or small as you like. so any yarn with suitable needle size can be used. When you have used up half your yarn, stop increasing and start decreasing. that way you know you will have enough to finish.

http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/dishcloth-afghan.html
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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2007 08:06:52 PM »

The Pinwheel Baby Blanket is easy and you could always do stripes.  For inspiration, here is a link of the search results to some FOs (including mine... I'm a shameless person):
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=search2;brd[22]=22


And here's the KAL:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=172772.0

And here's the actual pattern:
http://www.knitlist.com/00gift/round-baby-blanket.htm

And here's a link to the search results from Flickr... I go there a lot to see knitted things and the variations within a pattern:
http://flickr.com/search/?q=pinwheel%20blanket&w=all
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spaceniblet
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2007 02:25:56 PM »

Thanks for your suggestions!  After much agonizing and drooling over everyone's amazing knitted stuff on here I think I'm going to go for the diagonal baby blanket, alternating light blue, medium, dark, medium, light, etc...  This will be my first project with circs.  However, the Pinwheel Baby blanket and the Diamond and Smocked Baby Blanket have been officially added to my list.  As soon as I conquer knitting with circular needles, I'm all over 'em.
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