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Esjay82
« on: January 09, 2008 12:16:02 PM »

This is my first time posting a question....

OK, so.. my friend asked me a favour and wants me to make a baby blanket for her to give to her cousin... after going through loads of different free patterns she chose this one:

http://www.vintagepurls.net.nz/Downloads/StitchJan1951PramCover.pdf


Its a nice design i think.. and it is pretty simple.. but she has asked if there is anyway of making the 'leaf/petal' bits a different colour maybe blue n the rest white? i am just having trouble trying to work out how to do it? i'm probably being stupid and overlooking something really obvious.. but i was just wondering if there are any suggestions?


Thanks


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Jints
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2008 01:17:50 PM »

 Roll Eyes To pick out just the leaves, I figure you would need use the intarsia technique. one ball for leaf, and 2 separate ones each side for background. BUT trying to determine where the leaf starts and the background ends could be quite a challenge though. Might be obvious once you get going?? Perhaps practice one in scrap first to try it out.
It would be easier to just do the squares half blue, half white. first half , leaf with background, one color and the eyelet stripes in white. you would end up with large blue and white diamonds on finished blanket. Probably not the look your friend was after though I perhaps.
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Esjay82
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2008 01:34:35 PM »

Yeah, thats what i figured about the intarsia technique, i have started a scrap square and i am writing the directions out in chart form as i go to see if that helps. But so far it is just confusing me even more! lol! i tried To do it with different balls of yarn for the colours too.. but i havent had any luck figuring it out yet.. i am hoping that if i keep going at it it'll come to me..

I also as you suggested asked her about doing the first part of the square in one colour then switching to the other.. i am hoping she will come round to that idea! I think it would look good like that myself.. i could even do the eyelet stripes in alternating colours.. if she liked?!

thanks for ur reply Jints.
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