The white blanket for Baby T is finally complete! This is my biggest project completion to date, so when the last stitch finally came off the needles (there was an official countdown for the last 10 stitches!), I did a little happy dance.
The basket-weave pattern is Susan B. Anderson’s Ruffled Baby Blanket, found in my well-loved Itty Bitty Nursery book. Her blanket has a beautiful ruffled edge, but since Baby T is going to be a boy, I thought he might like the masculinity of a seed-stitch border instead.
My sister Kristen wanted a white blanket, something to bring home the baby in, and I think this fits the bill quite nicely…
To modify the pattern to add the seed-stitch border:
- Cast on 154 stitches.
- Knit 10 rows of seed-stitch.
- Row 11: work 7 stitches in seed-stitch, then work the basket-weave pattern until the last 7 stitches. Work 7 stitches in seed stitch.
- Continue working the pattern, 7 seed stitches, the basket-weave repeats, then 7 seed stitches, until the blanket is the desired length.
- Work 10 rows of seed-stitch and BO.
Here are the specifics:
- Pattern: Ruffled Baby Blanket by Susan B. Anderson (modified with seed-stitch border)
- Source: Itty Bitty Nursery
- Yarn: Berroco Comfort in Chalk, 4 skeins
- Needles: size US 9, 24″ circulars
- Completed size: Approx. 37″ square
Now that this is complete, I should be able to to fly through the rest of Baby T’s items. Off to work on the gray sweater!
Happy Knitting! ~Jenny