Thursday, July 22, 2010

Mitered baby blanket



It's finally done, and I have to say I'm most pleased with the result !
Knitting these mitered squares was actually kind of addictive, and I might be tempted to make an adult-sized version in the future (not with baby yarn, though, that would probably drive me crazy ...)

I knitted 16 squares total, seamed 4 blocks of 4 squares each, blocked each of these pieces and then seamed it all together.

For the border I was going to do a 5 stitch i-cord edge, but realized that was going to take me forever so I did 5 rows of single crochet instead (and look how good that turned out :)

I mainly used leftover yarns, and I'm very pleased with the Drops Baby Merino (so soft) and Katia Caricia (also 100% merino). The pale beige yarn is Lopo Xavier Phoebus, another yarn I'm really loving at the moment.




Pattern: Based on the Mitered Square Blanket , by Mason Dixon.
I didn't actually have the pattern, but this is what I did for each square:
  • CO 72 sts
  • R1 and all odd rows: purl, placing marker in middle (after 36 sts) on R1
  • R2 and all even rows: knit until 2 sts before marker, ssk, slip marker, k2tog, knit to end
  • When you have 4 sts left (right side) : ssk, k2tog, and then on the next row (wrong side): p2tog
Needles: 3.5 mm
Yarn:
  • Katia Caricia in red (1.1 skeins)
  • Katia Caricia in grey (1.1 skeins)
  • Drops Baby Merino in white (0.7 skeins)
  • Drops Baby Merino in brown (0.7 skeins)
  • Drops Baby Merino in beige (0.7 skeins)
  • Lopo Xavier Phoebus in pale beige (0.7 skeins)
Final dimensions are about 83 x 83 cm.

14 comments:

sónia said...

Ficou muito bonito!!
:))
Sónia

Jacey said...

I really love it! The colors are fantastic. I've had this one in my queue forever, and I know I'll get around to it eventually.

Prunila said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!

jessica said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Sue said...

It is stunning!

Ana Carolina said...

Amazing ;)

Trinca Tricô said...

Ficou tão lindo, acho que vou fazer um para mim...lol!
Beijinhos

Rebekah said...

absolutely gorgeous! The colors are perfect.

Anonymous said...

so wonderfully soft-looking. I love the miters. Gorgeous job as always!!! That little dumpling is lucky :)
bernadette

catarina said...

Que lindo!!!!!
É simples e faz um efeito espectacular!!
Adorei e quero fazer um para mim :)
Obrigada pelas coisas bonitas*

Kasia said...

This blanket is beautiful and the crochet edge looks fantastic!

MOONSTITCHES said...

It's so beautiful. Love the colours and the simple design. Nice border.
You've been making so many lovely things for your baby, really amazing, Tania!

Anonymous said...

Hi Tania! Beautiful knitting! I'm actually visiting a friend in Lisbon currently and was hoping to get some Katia yarn - I can't get it in Australia. Do you know any stores in Lisbon that sell it? Thanks! Kelly

Tania Ho said...

Hi Kelly,
The store where I bought these from unfortunately has closed down. There's another store close to that one which I think sells some Katia yarn - it's in Rua Acácio Paiva, in Alvalade (that's also the name of the closest subway station)