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Basketweave Throw

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Knitting
Sizing Children
Style Classic, Casual
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What was your source for this knitting project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo Princess Basketweave Throw

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What materials did you use? 5 skeins of Patons Canadiana, and about 1 1/4 yd of fleece

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What are you most proud of? I just love the soft, cushy feel of this blanket and how well the fleece attached to the blanket.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? When using the sewing machine to stitch the blanket to the fleece, gently guide the two layers. The fleece will have a tendency to get hung up, so be sure to use a stitch length that is medium to long. I made sure that my needle was new, so that it didn't snag the fleece and get caught. Try a few sample stitches on a throwaway piece before starting in on the blanket. I also tied a few pieces of yarn through both layers - coming up from the knitted side through to the fleece side - like a quilt. Enjoy!!

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fit2knit, your 'pinky pink' blanket is so pretty. For my youngest granddaughter I too knit a blanket, backed it with fleece and tied it with DMC thread. When sewing the two together, I put the fleece on the bottom and was AMAZED that it did not snag. When I decided on this method, I thought it was a unique idea...that is, until I went online and saw so many had done the same. After the holidays, I should have more time and would like to post the picture of my littlest granddaughter wrapped inside of it. :)

11/07/2011 Flag the your screen name! I had been thinking of it for a while and after surfing the web, I also found my idea was not unique. My granddaughter absolutely loves it. I've posted a photo of her wrapped in it!

11/08/2011 Flag

Aww, isn't just great to be a Grandma. :)

11/08/2011 Flag

Wow.... another great idea!!!! Thanks for sharing!

11/13/2011 Flag

Thanks!!...I'm so glad you like it :)

11/14/2011 Flag

I love your blanket.

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