Saturday, April 14, 2007

Baby Blanket - DONE!

Front

Front with Back showing

As you can see, once the back was sewn on the edging ruffled a bit. But overall I am happy. It turned out a little more feminine than I had wanted.. let's just hope Joanne has a girl! :)

For those who are interested, the top of the blanket was knit on size 6 needles in 100% cotton. The alphabet border was taken from a chart in the book Nursery Knits (great book!) by Debbie Bliss. The body was knit in stockinette stitch, with the stripes knit in garter for textural interest. The back of the blanket is a piece of non-pilling fleece purchased from JoAnn Fabrics, and is a very close match to the lilac yarn.

Now I need to figure out what to do with the excess fleece. I'm torn between making a nesting bed for the kitties and making a baby jacket.


5 comments:

Joanne said...

I love it! And I love the backing! And I think any baby (girl or boy) would be happy to curl up in/on it.

Mary Warner said...

Oh, Kim, it's so cute! Nice job. How long did it take you, all told?

Kimberly said...

I think it took me 4 weeks all told, but I didn't work on it every day. Maybe a total of 40hrs?

Maggie said...

It is lovely! How about making a sleep sack with the leftover? Easy pattern here: http://www.sleepingbaby.net/jan/Baby/sleepsack.html

Ruinwen said...

It turned out soooo cute! Any baby will love it! :)