Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Knit Bit: Baby Blankets

I am finishing up a baby blanket for a friend who had a boy in October. I'm almost done sewing on the backing. (Back fabric is a cotton quilting fabric; yarn is Bernat Cotton Tots)

And for my sister, who wanted to see a picture of the back, this is the girl blanket that I made last month. I don't have a baby girl to give it to yet - I'm waiting to see who arrives first (I have five pregnant women in my life!). (Back fabric is a thick fleece fabric; yarn is Bernat Cotton Tots)

For the knitters: these are knit in the log cabin style, a la Mason Dixon Log Cabin. I started with the pattern for the Moderne Baby Blanket and adjusted it to my size preference. I am not very happy with the way I picked up the stitches, which is why I put a backing on them. I did some research and experimenting, and now I'm working on another one with Cotton-Ease yarn. I'll put up a post about how I figured out how to pick up the stitches for a smooth back to the blanket. I'm way loving the log cabin blankets.


Suzanna said...

oh the serendipity! I'm making the same kind of blanket as we speak. Mines out of Rowan Handknit DK Cotton and for a 60+ year old baby.
K told me about you and I'm glad that you came for a visit. Now off to Ravelry to befriend you there ;)

Mel said...

Gotta love the green backing with the knit pattern. How cute is that!

AmberJ said...

I love the log cabin knit. Very cute. Some day I hope to catch up with you and your knitting talents.