Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Wild Stripes Blanket

Pattern Notes
Wild Stripes from Knitty

As soon as I saw this pattern in Knitty last year, I knew I was going to make it for my best friend, Renee, when she got pregnant. Little did I know, it wasn't long until I needed to begin. Renee told me she was only a few weeks pregnant in August of 2006 and is due around Easter. I gave her this blanket, along with the Outdoor Snuggle, at her baby shower in February.

Yarn: KnitPicks Merino Style 100% wool; same colors as used in pattern
Needles: US 5 circular needles
Piping: Wrights Maxi Piping from Walmart
Lining: Free Spirit cotton fabric from Brooklyn General

I knitted this blanket as described in the pattern. The embroidery, however, was not sewn through the lining. Since I did not use a gingham fabric (I couldn't find any anywhere), I was unable to line up the embroidery on the back of the blanket. So, as a result, the lining is not attached to the blanket, except around the sides, of course.

1 comment:

del said...

Wow, what a gorgeous blanket! I'm so impressed because I do NOT like knitting blankets. You should be so proud--I hope your friend just loves it.