Beach Blanket

Hello, all!

In my last post I alluded to a blanket that I was working on- the Cerys Baby Blanket on Ravelry, which I am resizing to be an adult-sized blanket. It is currently being worked on size 6 (not 8, my mistake) needles, and is just about 3.25' in diameter, if my calculations are correct.

The blanket is mitred and worked in the round, so the full size cannot be seen in the pictures, but it's definitely taking shape! Love this pattern, it is very simple, and I recommend it to anyone looking to make their first blanket.

Hope you like it!

Joe

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superi's picture

It looks very nice! What's the yarn?

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Bill's picture

Very handsome, Joe...it"s going to take a while to get that to adult size...(grin)

PieintheSky88's picture

The yarn is, unfortunately, synthetic. The green is Red Heart Light Jade, the white is Caron One Pound Off White. Really not terrible yarn to work with, but blocking might be a little bit of a bitch =/

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superi's picture

Yeah, but that's ok. It means that it's nice and machine washable. I actually prefer synthetics or a synthetic blend like wool ease for blanket, because I have two kitties and they don't like to keep their hair to themselves.

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PieintheSky88's picture

Haha cats typically don't =P

Thanks, though. I'm looking forward to finishing this project (for many reasons), and can't wait to enjoy the blanket =)

I usually don't like working with solely synthetic fibers. I would have loved to have used something with at least a little cotton or wool, but these were the colors I liked together, so who knows? It's in fate's hands now haha

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~Meryl Streep

ronhuber's picture

My favourite type of shawl or blanket. I really like your version.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Quite lovely knitting, Joe. As for blocking...those synthetics usually self block when dried in a warm dryer. Your skein band should give that information. I also do a similar square afghan, using a variation seed stitch where I make my increases as part of the knit, purl row.

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PieintheSky88's picture

Oooo I bet a mitred blanket would look lovely in seed stitch! Any pictures?

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~Meryl Streep

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Unfortunately, no. I have given the afghans away and have yet to master photography and inserting the pictures on the internet. I use public computers [by choice] and am investigating options.

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scottly's picture

Awsome!!!!! You have to take a pict of it finished and intalled. Use it as a spread and make shams to match and a striped bed skirt too. I can see it!!!!

PieintheSky88's picture

Hahaha I might just have to send them to you! Sounds like you enjoy the pattern- you should look it up on Ravelry =) It's called the Cerys Baby Blankie, and is the easiest thing in the world to modify.

*All an actor has is their blind faith that they are who they say they are today in any scene.*
~Meryl Streep