Lab Cat

3 Dec 2007

Yarn Yarns: Zig Zag Baby Blanket

Filed under: Knitting — Cat @ 11:54 pm

Another friend is pregnant. So the knitting needles are getting busy. I decided to make Iris Schreier’s Zebra Blanket – slightly adjusted. It is in her book, Modular Knits.

You may be able to tell that one of these squares is black and white and the other is blue and white. You might be able to tell better from this more detailed image:

Detail zig zag

Over a third of my squares (9/24) will be either blue, green or red and white and the rest will be black and white.

I had some fun this evening trying to decide which squares were which. I tried random selection but ended up with both a column and a row all black and two blue squares together. So I did some nonrandom color selection.

The final blanket should be 108 x 72 cm. I will decide on a border at the end. The pattern has a loopy fringe all the way round but I am concerned about the baby getting their fingers caught on the loops. I’ll probably end up using icord or something easy.

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4 Comments »

  1. I’m still having issue differentiating the blue and black, but I think the entire blanket will be nice when finished.

    Comment by Lisa — 4 Dec 2007 @ 10:45 am

  2. Hi, labcat patti. Just popped over from Ravelry, TKGA group. A fun way to find new blogs.

    I definitely agree about non-random arrangements looking more “random”. Our eyes seem to like balance and uniformity in scattered patterns.

    Comment by Deborah (a.k.a. Mt. Mom) — 9 Dec 2007 @ 9:34 pm

  3. […] Hannah’s Baby Blanket – I have 6 and a half more blocks to go as I am making it 6 blocks by 4 and then I need to add a border especially to the sides. […]

    Pingback by Yarn Yarns: Works In Progress « Lab Cat — 5 Mar 2008 @ 10:11 pm

  4. Hi! I want to make this afghan for my grandson due on August, but I’m having trouble figuring out how to carry the yarn in front while knitting? Any suggestions would be appreciated!

    Comment by Jean — 7 Jun 2011 @ 11:24 pm


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