Thursday, January 13, 2011

Knitted Baby Blanket

Finally finished my first "big" knitting project.  It is a Baby Blanket made out of cotton yarn.  

It is difficult to get a good picture of the blanket, but the size is approximately 25" square.  Not a very large blanket, but will be a good size for covering a car seat and taking along when leaving the house.  Even though it is difficult to see in the picture, the colors are a blend of pink, blue, and green.   

If you are a knitter, then you have probably knit a dishcloth using cotton yarn and the Grandma's Favorite Dishcloth pattern.  There are many sources of the pattern available on the internet.  These are fun and easy to knit, and are my favorite to use in the kitchen too.  This blanket pattern is knit the same as the dishcloth, with the only exception that every 8th row is purled instead of knitted.  The occasional purl row gives the stripe look to the design.

And no, there is absolutely NO reason for me to knit a baby blanket.  I just wanted a semi-large knitting project to work on and liked the pattern.  The blanket is now being stored in a chest, and can wait many years before it is needed for grandchildren!

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