Suzanne, my comment posted before I had finished it!!!!
Going back to the border in single moss stitch -I used 5 stitches - Row 1: k1 p1, Row 2: p1 k1 - and knitted 2 lengths of 24 inches and 2 lengths of 32 inches and then sewed them into place along the edges.
Thanks, Suzanne, for your lovely comments. The stitch I used on the blanket was a double moss stitch (I think that would be a double seed stitch in USA) ie, Row 1: k2 p2, k2 p2 Row 2: k2 p2, k2 p2
Row 3: p2 k2, p2 k2 Row 4: p2 k2, p2 k2 - these 4 rows form the pattern. The border is five stitches done in single moss, ie k1
Really quite simple but I think looks very effective! I first came across it when I was knitting a baby cardigan for my little grandson.
Pattern for the hat is a bit longer and I will put it on a blog post - I was quite surprised to find how many other ladies also want the pattern.
I cannot find the post to which yo are replying -- but I think we are talking about the Windy City Knitting Guild. The Guild meets the third Tuesday of each month from 6:45 pm- 8:55 pm at Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 North Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625. The agenda is Refreshments, Meeting and Greeting, Guild Business, a program/mini class, and Show & Share.
Hi Suzanne if you go on the pattern search on ravelry under the heading baby blankets, there are several examples of this feather and fan blanket. Unfortunately I only know how to link things on Ravelry. I'll try copy and paste and see if that works.
Suzanne thank you for your comments.
I knitted this using yarn that was somewhere between dk and worsted. Awful stuff.....feels like rope when you're knitting it.
I just used the feather and fan pattern which is very easy to use. I used 4.5mm needles and had 99 sts, but it only worked out at 20" across. I'm debating whether or not to crochet a few rows onto the sides to make it the 24x 32 requested for the blankets.
I love your very colourful blanket. Although I can do the crochet stitches I am very slow and am never entirely happy with the results. Having said that I am kind of thinking about crocheting one next, as it does work up faster.
What are you planning next?
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