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Topic: Big Bad Baby Blanket anyone???  (Read 21839 times)
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« Reply #50 on: June 05, 2004 12:57:45 PM »

I'm working on this in navy blue fantasy naturale, which is 100% cotton. And I'm liking it alot, despite it being hard on the hands. And I have mastered the seed stitch. I feel like I'm ready to conquer the knitting world!!
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« Reply #51 on: June 09, 2004 11:58:46 AM »

I am working on the BBBB in kelly green Plymouth Encore yarn, but I'm running into some trouble when I transition from knit to purl.  the last stockinette stitch looks a little loose. Does anyone have any tricks/advice on how to transition better? Huh
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« Reply #52 on: June 09, 2004 01:18:42 PM »

hjel, i had the same problem when i switched from k to p or p to k in the middle of the row.  however, when i washed it, it seemed to tighten up a bit.  also, when i went back to seed stitch, it helped tighten up the stitches.
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« Reply #53 on: June 16, 2004 11:44:28 AM »

i love the border colors on some of these posted pics.  anyone have advice on how to change color at the end of the row? do i need to buy additional balls of my CC to carry at the ends??? 

or do i just cut the ends every row?   yikes...

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« Reply #54 on: June 16, 2004 12:44:58 PM »

you need two balls of CC, one for each end.  Just follow the instructions for 'intarsia' in the Stitch and Bitch book.  So you cast on with CC, do the bottom border, then when you're ready to do the center part, switch to MC (attach new ball) and when you get to the other side, attach another ball of CC.
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« Reply #55 on: June 16, 2004 12:46:10 PM »

p.s.  melidomi and feminknit---  when you changed color for the first (and last rows around the block) didn't you see the reverse of your stitches poking through?

ok i'm crappy at explaining this.... *sigh!*
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« Reply #56 on: June 16, 2004 12:53:32 PM »

In the purl block you do see a bit of an 'echo' line, but not on the knit block.  I can't remember if that happened on the sides as well (in the purl bits) but I don't think so.  There's really no avoiding that on a blanket, as there's no 'front' side - both sides are seen.
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« Reply #57 on: June 16, 2004 02:40:06 PM »

I'm ready to take on the BBBB for my boyfriend's soon to be born neice or nephew... But the problem is, not only do I not know if it's going to be a girl or boy, but the mom is DEFINATELY not a pastel, baby color type of mom. 

I want to do the inside a lime green and the border a plumish bright purple.  So I'm looking for suggestions on brands of yarn in this color that will still be super soft like the baby yarns are.  I don't care if it's sport or worsted weight, I dont mind knitting with one or two held together.

Also, I'd love to hear what you all think about the color combo.  Do you think the purple would make it too girly or the green make it to boyish?  THANKS!!
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« Reply #58 on: June 16, 2004 06:38:30 PM »

I don't think boys or girls have the market cornered on purple or green, so I think it's a safe bet either way.  When I made the Umbilical Cord Hat I used the recommened Patons Canadiana yarn and I really liked how it knitted up. It was so soft but also strong and sturdy.  The hat I made was a deep plum/eggplant color (I think it was called Eggplant). The Patons website doesn't show a lime green color, but you might take a look all the same.

http://www.patonsyarns.com/product.php?LGC=canadiana&SPP=999
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« Reply #59 on: June 16, 2004 11:50:34 PM »

Wow, they have such beautiful colors!  Great resource, thanks!  I really wish mom to be would just find out the sex... she's really into natural child births, all the way down to no ultra sounds!

But I love the colors this yarn comes in, maybe I'll start on the cat bed for my cats and wait 'till the baby's born to knit a boy or girl blanket.   Smiley
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