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!


Ellen aka Ellie said...

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

Gloria 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,

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!

Anonymous 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!!

KimMalk 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!