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Sheep Dreams

by Christina
(Modesto,CA)

Please describe and tell us about your baby blanket.


I knit this baby blanket for hopefully our own little one soon. We are not expecting yet but when I saw this I just couldn't help myself. The sheep were knit in fair isle and I changed the center pattern from a checkered stitch to the sead stitch. I'm happy with the results and I can't wait to have a baby to keep warm with it.



What yarn and needles did you use and where did you get them? Why did you pick this yarn?

I used Cascade 220, it's not washable but I don't mind, I like the feel of it. The needles that I used are from glasspens.com. I found them at Stitches West, they are wonderful to knit with and the husband and wife team that hand craft the needles are wonderful people.




Tell us more about your design. Was it inspired by another pattern? Why did you pick those colors?

The design is from Knit Baby Blankets from Gwen Steege. I picked this pattern well, because what knitter can pass up sheep? It was so cute that I had to knit it. I picked blue because it's my favorite color and it could be for a boy or a girl.




Did you run into any problems when knitting your baby blanket? How long did it take you to knit?

I took me only about a month, no problems although there was a few errors in the book that were easy to figure out. It did take along time to weave in all my ends too.



Anything else you'd like to share about your baby blanket or knitting in general?

Knitting is a great hobby to pass the time but I also found out that I have met some amazing people and have made some life long friends that I would have never had if it wasn't for knitting. I am very grateful for the people that I know because of the craft I learned.











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Dec 14, 2014
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help with pattern? NEW
by: Anonymous

I'm knitting this blanket currently. I was wondering if you would be willing to help me with part of the pattern which I cannot make sense of? At the end of Row 10, it calls for K2 rather than continuing the ribbed stitch. And in Row 11, it calls for an increase. These together leave you with 122 stitches across when you need 120. Why can't you just continue the ribbed stitch all the way across Row 10, and then do the border for 7 ribbed/3 purled or knit all the way up? That leaves you with 10 border stitches on either side and 100 in the middle which is what you need. What is with those two increases?

Jan 05, 2011
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Baby blanket
by: Kathy H.

So sweet, very cute blanket. It's a winner for sure.

Jan 05, 2011
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CUTE!
by: rettashouse

You did a great job!

Jan 05, 2011
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CUTE!
by: rettashouse

You did a great job!

Jan 04, 2011
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Cute
by: Holly

Very cute, I love it!!!

Jan 04, 2011
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very cute
by: Andrea

& very talented!

Jan 04, 2011
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Very sweet
by: Kathey

I love the sweet little sheep. Great job. Nice and cozy too.

Jan 04, 2011
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Awesome
by: Anonymous

Love it!!

You did a great job.

Denise

Jan 04, 2011
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Adorable!!
by: Anonymous

Wish I had one for my baby!!

Jan 04, 2011
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Beautiful!
by: Anonymous

It's just waiting for a baby :^) Hope your wish comes true soon!

Jan 04, 2011
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Cute
by: Anonymous

Very cute execution of a pattern.

Jan 04, 2011
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Cutest Baby Blanket ever !
by: Tami H.

I am a mom who's kids are all in their teen years now. However, this baby blanket is so cute that I'd love to have another one just to wrap in it ! What an amazing knitter you are. Good luck, I hope yours wins. It is a deserving winner !

Jan 04, 2011
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So Cute
by: Freedom

I wish I had a baby now...I would so buy that.

Jan 03, 2011
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So cute!
by: Jeroen

It's adorable!

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