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« on: August 10, 2008 04:57:24 PM »

I made this for a friend.  She's having a baby but decided to be surprised about the sex.  We may not know what the sex will be but we know this baby will be an Auburn Tigers fan, so I made the blanket in orange and blue!  I knit two squares each and then sewed a seam up the middle (hope that makes sense) with garter stitch borders and trinity stitch in the middle.  Altogether it's about 3 feet each way.  I used Wool Ease Thick & Quick, which makes huge, squashy bobbles in trinity stitch, and is very warm and squishy, which I hope will be comfy and fun for baby to play with. 

The middle seam was hard to do; in the photo you can see that the weight of the blanket is pulling it apart, and after I post I'm going to do another run-through to strengthen it.  Overall I like this blanket, and I hope the weight doesn't turn out to be a problem for them!!




Correction - I *was* going to give this to her, but I don't think I can.  I can't get the blanket to be a nice shape; it's pulled in the middle by the seam, but if I try to make it looser the seam pulls apart.  I think I either shouldn't have made the square so big or should have used a lighter yarn, cuz this thing really is heavy.   Undecided
Luckily we're Auburn fans too so we can hold onto the wonky blanket.
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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2008 05:30:33 PM »

Maybe if you tried crocheting the pieces together it would give the seams more stability?  Very cute idea with the colors!
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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2008 07:35:51 PM »

I agree. I think crocheting it will give it more stability if for no other reason than that they'll be connected in more spots.
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« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2008 05:13:21 AM »

Maybe I can use this blanket to teach myself to crochet!   Cheesy
I meet with a knitting group that is mainly older ladies and myself, and they always have a trick or two I've never heard of.  I am going to take it by there and see what all help they can give me, because I really was excited about this project and still think it would be great if only a little more secure.

Thanks for the suggestions!
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