A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Did you know you can view all images posted by a member? Learn how here!
Total Members: 302,968
Currently Running With Scissors:
490 Guests and 8 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: I'm having a boy!  (Read 558 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
kelliz
« on: March 02, 2008 07:18:44 AM »

So, I bought some of that super soft "oh My" yarn at my LYS.   I just can't think of a design or pattern to knit for a baby blanket.  I have like 5-6 baby pattern books and nothing looks "right"!  I bought 5 blue and 2 yellow.....who knows how I came up with the numbers. 

I'm looking for some suggestions.  I want easy but not boring....no seaming up squares   Shocked

Anyone have any ideas?   Pretty please.....I desparately need your help!

Thanks,
Kelly
THIS ROCKS   Logged
colorlessblue
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2008 07:57:44 AM »

congrats on you baby!
what about ripples?
http://www.coatsandclark.com/Crafts/Knitting/Projects/AfghansThrows/LW1559+Knit+and+Crochet+Ripple+Afghans.htm

i'm doing the crochet pattern on that link, but i'm sure the knitting one is just as easy!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"I'd rather be a climbing ape than a falling angel."
Terry Pratchett
http://colorlessblue.blogspot.com/
eatyerhartout
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2008 05:56:34 PM »

Ripples are fun, but they tend to have a lot of counting (watching tv/reading while counting isn't something I've mastered...yet!  Cheesy). Here's a list of a few I've had in my favorites for a while:

How about the look of squares without the seaming? --> http://home.howstuffworks.com/free-knitting-patterns-for-baby-blankets2.htm I think it would look nice in blue.

Something a little more sophisticated? --> http://www.nancyhearne.com/drawingboard/cableblanket.htm Lots o' cables on this one!

Classic --> http://majorknitter.typepad.com/photos/patterns/oh_so_soft_baby_blanket.html. This is one of my favorites, I just haven't found the right person to gift it to, yet.

A standard dishcloth pattern works up quick and looks nice in stripes --> http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/khs-diagonalBabyBlanket.html It's not as boring as it sounds.

Quilt style? --> http://fireflowerknits.wordpress.com/2007/08/14/tilting-at-windmills-baby-blanket-pattern/

Lots o' Teddy Bears? --> http://www.straw.com/cpy/patterns/baby-child/merino5-bear-baby-blankt.html Personally, I think this one is a little much, but you could always take it down a notch, say maybe one teddy in each corner, so it's 4 rather than 9?

I think searching through some of your favorite stitch dictonaries, or even looking at some online could give you some great ideas, too. I think the dishcloth pattern or the first link I posted is your best bet. Good luck!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I like to do personal swaps now and again.

I knit, crochet, and make stitch markers.

Just pm me if you wanna swap. Smiley
kelliz
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2008 05:06:51 AM »

Thank you to both of you!  Very helpful!  I can tell that I'll def. need more yarn! 
THIS ROCKS   Logged
atroxsilentium
Stefunny
Offline Offline

Posts: 162
Joined: 30-Mar-2007

A walk-in closet full of yarn isn't TOO much...


View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2008 06:21:26 AM »

I really like the "Diamond and Smocked Baby Blanket"
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=86155.0

You may need to get more yarn anyway, but maybe the color you got less of could make up the border and the other color make up the main body.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
eatyerhartout
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2008 01:18:55 PM »

Thank you to both of you!  Very helpful!  I can tell that I'll def. need more yarn! 

 Cheesy Glad we could help!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I like to do personal swaps now and again.

I knit, crochet, and make stitch markers.

Just pm me if you wanna swap. Smiley
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Framing and Cropping an Image
How to Prepare For a Child Portrait Session
Creating a Multiple Exposure Image in Photoshop
Tips For Positioning Ambient Light in a Portrait Session
Panning With High Speed Flash
Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Art Pen Case
Sock It To Me!
Meatless Monday: Kale and Edamame Salad

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.