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« on: September 04, 2011 08:04:25 PM »

A few years ago my sister in law asked me to make a blanket for someone she knew. We searched and searched for patterns, and finally came up with one by Katie Benedict at http://oneschemeofhappiness.typepad.com

I went to Hobby Lobby without her and looked and looked and looked for the perfect color combo (NO pink, I was told). And here's what I ended up with (minus the brown):

So within a month or so I had a blanket, and had only used half of my yarn. Not a terrible problem to have...I stashed the rest of the yarn and forgot about it.

Skip forward 3 years. I came across four balls of yarn, had no projects in the works (a first and a last), and decided I'd "get ahead" on baby blanket making so I'd be ready for the next one. Enter entrelac. I was searching for a great idea and came across this blanket in fairly similar colors on http://www.nikkiinstitches.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Entrelac-Knit-Baby-Blanket-Pattern.pdf and decided I needed to try it out. I had great ambitions to create a quilted effect with knitting, but it turns out it was all I could do to get through the front. I rather like the way the back looks now that I've had some time to stare at it. Now I'm just waiting for the right baby to come along!  Smiley

(please forgive my disgusting carpet/foot!, and the lack of finishing. I think it'll be another year or so before I get that done  Grin )

And a closeup!

Overall I am happy with how both blankets came out!

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2011 08:11:12 PM »

Wow, those are wonderful! Lucky babies!

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« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2011 08:27:06 PM »

I think entrelac may be the straw that breaks my back and makes me pick up needles (rather than hooks), someday. Until then, I can always admire everyone else's, right? The color combo is very interesting. Good for you, getting ahead of the babies. Always so many babies to make for...

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« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2011 08:40:57 PM »

Nikki in Stitches also has a pattern for a crochet version of entrelac called tunisian crochet. It could get you through =)

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« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2011 09:45:51 PM »

awsome job on both!
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« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2011 01:07:17 AM »

I am in love with the colors! I want to run out and get some rainbow sherbet!
After checking out the pattern in the first blankie, It looks like the changing striped would keep you going; but  I'd need to be using some needles a little larger than 3's!
Maybe 6's would work better for me!

I really love the woven piece, I'm surely going to find a baby to make
 that baby blanket for.   Might just use size 9 needles and make it for a
grown-up baby... Me!

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