Fir Cone Rectangular Baby Blanket

RickMartin's picture

I just completed this baby blanket. It was a fun knit - but I forgot that the pattern would need to be blocked to lay flat. And, since it is made with Sirdar Snuggly DK (55% nylon; 45% acrylic) blocking is out of the question. But...a slightly ruffly baby blanket is actually ok.

I used US #5 knitting needles and it took approx 1300 yards. It is made by revising the "Fir Cone Square Shawl" pattern in Cheryl Oberle's "Folk Shawls" book. I removed part of the border and made it rectangular instead of square.

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MMario's picture

Riock - if you have a place to do it; you can pin it out flat and then steam it (without touching the yarn. That "resets" the memory

But - it looks pretty good as it is!

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation

crmartin's picture

That's a beautiful blanket Rick. No one would ever notice the "ruffles" when it is used.



QueerJoe's picture

I wouldn't change a thing...the ruffles are the perfect design element for this beautiful piece of knitting. The color is just perfect as well.

Kerry's picture

The blanket looks great.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Nice lace work. MMario had the best tip for working on that ruffle part. Still, it looks nice either way. Sometimes, in the dryer, after washing, the yarn relaxes and solves the problem as well. It's one of those acrylic blend things. Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

chipsir's picture

Mario is absolutly right....the best way to alter acylic memory is to steam it but as everyone has said it looks good either way.

scottly's picture

The ruffles totaly work for me. Nice piece!