Tuesday, June 10, 2008

teddy bear baby blanket

blocked and ready to wrap

in the end, i was quite pleased with this project. towards the end, i was doubtful. i did laundry after work on saturday, which included washing the blankie. the blankie emerged from the dryer even softer and drapey, but still rather shapeless.

i took the blankie home and spread it on the bed and smoothed things out with the steamer. but, it was still feeling a little "droopy". it was lacking any structure on the top and bottom edges. a little crochet took care of that problem ... i did a row of single crochet across the top and bottom edges, and that seemed to give it the support it needed.

in retrospect, i think i could had knitted it a bit more firm. the pattern called for 8mm needles (the yarn was double stranded), gauge was not crucial, but it seemed to loosen up after washing & drying. i probably could had gotten away with 6.5 or 7mm needles.

at the shower, the blanket received oooooh's and aaaaaah's. yay!


pattern: teddy bear baby blanket from cpy.
yarn: caron simply soft heather in denim heather, 4 sk.
needles: 8mm


Lynda said...

Oh what a sweet blankie! Just love it...I am sure it will be well loved.

f. pea said...

yaaay all done! it looks great.

Amy M said...

As the momma of the future owner, it is already loved! -Amy