I was kindly gifted a cone of baby yarn by a friend at our Machine Knit Club. It is Mary Lue’s 4 ply Symphony in a mix of pastel baby colors. I have been wanting to get a baby set started for the charity our club supports, but the month is slipping away from me. Finally I had a little time this evening and quickly made a baby blanket. It is made on the bulky with a ribber. I love to make baby blankets using the ribber because there are no problems with the sides rolling and it lays flat off the machine with no more work required to finish it – other than weaving in the 2 ends. It is soft and squishy and just begs for a baby to be wrapped inside! If you would like the pattern it is above in the drop down menus. I have enough yarn left for a cardigan and a hat, so I must stay on task. ♥
I am a big fan of the Img2track software for the Brother electronic machine. I think it makes a unique baby blanket to give to our knit club charity. The bunny friends on the one just had to be blue. 🙂 Both blankets are about 500 rows, using the whole machine bed, knit in full needle rib and double bed jacquard with a 2-row striped back. I used 2 strands of 2/24 yarn on tension 2. They measure approximately 30 X 33” – a nice baby size. The pink one is Stitch World pattern #31 in DBJ. It is supposed to be a tumbling block pattern, but the dark side of the block is in the wrong place – meaning I should have used the pink as color number 1 and white for the second color. So…it does not really look like tumbling blocks, but it is pink and it will keep a baby girl warm! 🙂 Now to make some cardi’s and hats to match!
I have not done any work with Img2track Knitting Software for a while, so I decided to make a couple baby blankets for charity. I generally make much larger afghans, but these are both about 500 rows. They are double bed jacquard with 2 stands of 2/24 yarn and measure about 29 X 34. They are lightweight, soft and fun! 🙂 You can click on photos to get a close up look.