Saturday, June 02, 2012

WARM WAFFLES BABY BLANKET



I report you decide, which is the right side?
Edit 6/3/12 stitch count was updated.

SIZE:  32 x 38 inches

MATERIALS:
Worsted weight yarn 14.5 ounces
US size 10 (6.0 mm) 24-29 inch circular knitting needle
Tapestry needle


NOTES: 
1.     Read instructions all the way through before beginning.
2.     Blanket is worked on a circular needle to accommodate the large number of stitches.  It is not worked in the round.
3.     If you are using one of the lighter weight (4) yarns, like Simply Soft or Pound of Love, you probably should go down a needle size and cast on 120 stitches.
4.     If you want a wider blanket cast on additional stitches in increments of three.
5.     Blanket in photo knit with Caron One Pound Sky Blue.


GAUGE:  13 sts = 4 inches  (not really important)

INSTRUCTIONS:
With circular needle, cast on 114 sts.

BORDER:
Rows 1-5:  K.  (114 sts)

WAFFLE PATTERN:
Row 6:  K.
Row 7:  K5, P across to last 5 sts, K5. 
Row 8:  K5, *P2, K1.  Repeat from * to last 7 sts, P2, K5.
Row 9:  K5, *K2, P1.  Repeat from * to last 7 sts, K7.

Repeat rows 6-9 until blanket is one inch less than desired size.

BORDER:
Last 5 rows:  K.  (114 sts)

Bind off.

Weave in ends.

Comments:
Wow you never cease to amaze me! I love this blanket pattern. Thanks so much!
 
I like the waffle side, the second picture.
 
Since I mostly make things for preemies, I cut this down to CO 72 and it's working out perfectly.Thanks so much for all your patterns. Is there a matching hat pattern?
 
Not yet. My waffle cap doesn't really match this blanket.
 
I figured out a hat pattern to match. Cut the pattern down to CO 39 ans didn't do the knit on each side. Turned out really cute.Can send you a pic if you want.Thanks again for this great pattern.
 
What is the multiple for the cast on row? I'm wanting to do this in a finer weight but I would like it to equal the same measurements.
 
6 plus 10 for the edge.
 
Thanks. Looking forward to doing this one.
 
How many balls of yarn does it take?
 
It took less than one. Since "balls" of yarn vary in ounces, I supplied quantity in ounces.
 
Hi, I've never used circular knitting needles before and I just got some today and I really want to try this pattern out but I need somthing clarified first. When you say it's not knitted in the round what exactly does that mean? Thank you! This blanket looks great!
 
You turn at the end of each row.

The only reason for circulars is to hold the number of stitches, it would be nearly impossible on regular needles.

I do almost all of my knitting on circular needles, for me it is so much easier on the hands.
 
Loved the blankie and it was very easy!! Looking for a matching hat.
 
creative (y)
 
I only have 3-ply yarn can i hold two strands together and use it that way to knit the blanket? will it be the same size?
thank you
 
I don't know the answer to your question. The gauge is about 14 sts to 4 inches if that helps.
 
where can you change colors?
 
I haven't knit it with more than one color. I abhor weaving in ends, so like to make things with only a starting and ending tail. I like to knit things that the texture is all the variety needed.

If you want to change colors I would suggest changing at the side. But that said it isn't something I would do.
 
Looks lovely! Would this work with #6 Super Bulky Yarn with size 8mm/US11 needles?
 
If that is the size needle the yarn calls for it should work okay. I don't use super bulky, but would think you would need a larger needle than 11.
 
how do you come up with 120 ? Because 120-10 =110 which you cant divide in threes Thank You
 
120-5 for first edge = 115
115-7 for P2 and second edge = 108
108/3 = 36
 
Great blanket. I'm knitting to donate the baby ICU at a local hospital and I've already knit 8 little blankets. It's a great pattern to do if you don't want to overly concentrate ei: while watching t.v. or chatting with someone. Thanks
 
So, if you're using 120 stitches, you still follow the same directions, right?
 
yes
 
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