Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Swallowtail Inspired Baby Blankie


Patons Jet, Wool Alpaca Mix 10 Balls
6mm Knitpicks Options x 2

I started with a circular provisional cast on, and added extra stitches to double the pattern (make it square), and also to make each of the four "ribs" double instead of single knit stitches (just to make it easier to knit in the round.

It took me about 6 weeks, but I moved house in the middle of it, and just got around to blocking yesterday. iPod included for scale.  The edging is just moss stitch (seed stitch).  Knitted for my new neicephew, due in December '07.

I have the yarn to do this again, but following the edging charts too - for a much bigger blankie, for my baby, due in November.

9 comments:

Stitch-ay Woman said...

WOW. This is gorgeous! Way to innovate!

Folly Cove Fiber Freaks said...

Hi Judy,
Speaking of nice pictures on a blog, that shawl looks geat...and motivating.
Leslie

Beth said...

Wow! That is awesome! I need to find a place I can take classes to learn to modify patterns, darn it! I suck at that!

annmarie said...

Just lovely~and what a wonderful thing to knit for your own baby, as well! :)

Katie said...

this is gorgeous. love the pattern, love the yarn, love the blanket. lucky baby!

V. said...

Very very beautiful :)
~V V's Crochet Blog

Knitting Morgana said...

The idea is great and the result, lovely. Congratulations for your blanket and the coming baby.

Frau Holda said...

How did you do that? Bravo!

Moirae said...

My god that's fab. Heirloom quality.