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Elegantly Simple Baby Blanket

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Category Knitting
Type Home Decor
Yarn Weight Sport (5 ply)
Sizing Children, Infant / Baby
Style Romantic, Traditional, Classic, Retro Vintage
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What was your source for this knitting project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo HeartStrings #A97 Elegantly Simple Baby Blanket
Tell us more about what inspired you. Charity knitting (e.g. Project Linus)

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What needles did you use? US 7 / 4.5 mm / UK 7

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What materials did you use? I used Phildar Tweed d'Ete sport weight cotton/acrylic blend yarn for the pictured blanket. Your choice of any sport weight yarn appropriate for baby is encouraged; e.g. Caron Simply Soft Baby or Bernat Baby Coordinates.

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What are you most proud of? Of all the gifts given at a baby shower for my niece (and some of them were quite high-priced), this is the one that was oohed and aahed over the most. It really feels good when something made with my hands is appreciated so much.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Practice on just 30 or 45 stitches. There is just one yarn over pattern row, and the other 3 rows are just plain knit and purl. But on the pattern row, there are 2 stitch sequences that are a bit uncommon (they are the ones that give the stitch pattern it's distinctive texture and lovely sculpted lines. By practicing on the smaller sample, you can let you hands get into the rhythm and build your confidence before committing to a lot of stitches for a full-size baby blanket.

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cant down load : (

11/11/2013 Flag

I don't know where Craftsy has put the link for the download page that I used to have listed on this project. Let me list it here for your convenience - http://www.heartstringsfiberarts.com/babyblanket.shtm

11/15/2013 Flag

Your knit blanket is beautiful JackieES! Thank you for providing the link. It worked beautifully.

01/25/2014 Flag

Thank YOU. Enjoy!

09/19/2014 Flag

delicate yet sturdily created---an Alaskan who considers herself an expert on warmth!

03/01/2014 Flag

I am new to this site. How do I download a pattern like this one?

03/06/2014 Flag

The link to the pattern site is usually listed in a comment near the beginning of the Craftsy comments thread for a project and the link text will be highlighted. Sometimes it is not very obvious though, so let me help you here: For this Elegantly Simple Baby Blanket, the pattern site source is - http://www.heartstringsfiberarts.com/babyblanket.shtm

09/19/2014 Flag

This looks like "Feather & Fan" to me!

09/17/2014 Flag

Yes, this blanket design features a beautiful stitch pattern from the Shetland lace family of feather and fan stitches. For this particular variation, mirrored compound compensating decreases are used to create to pretty scallops along each column of lace "fans". There is more discussion of this and tutorials at the KnitHeartStrings KALs site; e.g. http://www.knitheartstrings.com/bit-size-tutorials/elegantly-simple-feather-and-fan-shetland-lace.php

09/19/2014 Flag