Monday, August 8, 2011

Basketweave Knit for Baby


This little number is where the bulk of my spare minutes in July were directed.  I carried it with me back and forth to school or whenever I went somewhere that I wasn't driving and would relax to a few rows in the evenings.


I came up with a fairly straight forward basketweave knit pattern and did the borders in a seed stitch. 


I used size 9 circular needles (36" because of the size of it) and Sensations Simplicity yarn in Cream (3 big skeins). 


It's a little bigger than a square yard and it turned out super soft.  I'm kinda in love with it.  It has a lovely drape to it and it washed perfectly.  And the project really turned me back onto knitting, not least of which because it seems easier to steal a couple of minutes here and there and on the fly with my schedule than it is to get into my sewing room.


This one is also for a boy, but hasn't been gifted yet, so I can't say more than that.  Can't wait to get it in the mail!  I'm linking this up to lots of the fab parties in my Link Parties tab, including Met Monday!

8 comments:

Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El/e/Mrs. Seaman) said...

This is one of my next "to be learned" stitches/patterns. Love it!

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

How have you been? I see your are busy making presents! :) This looks lovely and I'm sure that the recipient will treasure it forever, unless his Mommy steals it from him. ;)
Best regards,
Gloria

rome said...

Happy to see your work there is complete! It looks beautiful - it will be one lucky little baby, that is for sure!

I'm looking forward to seeing some of your girl-baby presents. << grin >>

Love you!

Karen @ Goodbyecityhellosuburb said...

Someone gave us an afghan with this pattern on it. Now I know what it is called. I'd love it of you'd share this with WorkShop Wednesday. It woud make a great addition to the party!

Melissa said...

Lovely - I love the texture of basket weave...and I always love a nice neutral cream.

SewHappyGeek said...

I just wanted to let you know I've featured your link today on SewHappyGeek!
Thanks for linking up!

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

I'm sorry I've been out of it lately and just saw this post. But I had to tell you, that baby blanket is just beautiful!!

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

This is just gorgeous, Cecily. You knit as well as you sew. I love the stitch and pretty neutral color. I'm glad you got to see my t-shirt quilt ;). Those are quite the pain, aren't they!