Saturday, January 14, 2012

FO: Hearts Baby Blanket

Oh, how I loathe making baby blankets... but I love them so much when they are finished!! I think this is my cutest one yet!


And here is a close up of the trim and heart pattern:

yarn details
Berroco Comfort in Pretty in Pink (9705)
Worsted Weight
50% Nylon, 50% Acrylic
dye lot V1532
Machine wash on gentle cycle in warm water. No bleach. Tumble dry on low heat. Do not over dry. Do not iron.
$?? per 100 g /210 yd ball

project details
pattern: "Lace Heart Chains Baby Blanket" by Regina Fulton, available as a $4 Ravelry download at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lace-heart-chains-baby-blanket
size: one size - measures 39'' long x 34'' wide (with trim)
needles: size 8 knit picks options nickle-plated circulars for blanket, size 7 aluminum straight needles for trim
gauge: 17 st x 27 rows over 4'' in heart chain patternyarn used: 4.87 skeins (1022 yards)
time span: June 25, 2011 to November 6, 2011
notes
  • The lace trim was knit separately and sewn on at the end using whip stitch... what a pain in the ass! But it really looks great - lots better than a knit-on trim would have looked. And it was a good learning experience.
  • The lace pattern was kind of hard to get the hang of because the stitch counts shift with each repeat so you can't use stitch markers. To keep my sanity, I place a life line every 10 rows... luckily I never had to use them! Twenty-four life lines in a single baby blanket might seem a bit excessive, but it's really easy to throw in a life life when you are knitting with interchangeable circulars because you can just thread a piece of thread or floss into the hole at the base of the needle and then knit the row as usual. So I figure, the more the merrier.

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