Sunday, 19 July 2009

Baby Shane Blanket

After spending a bit of time with a couple of good friends and their adorable 3 month old, blue eyed baby, I was inspired to cast on for a baby blanket that I'd been thinking about designing for a while now. I could picture baby Shane's mother spreading this blanket out on the hard wood floor and laying him on it and then watching him giggle and wiggle with his little toys. I knew that I wanted to use my Yellow Label DK weight yarn, I knew that I wanted to incorporate stripes in an interesting way, and I knew that I wanted a garter stitch border. I also knew that I wanted to use a very "Tanis" palette.


A little bit of planning, a little bit of sketching, a week's worth of knitting, and I had this:


The Baby Shane Blanket! This blanket pattern is knit almost entirely in 1 piece with only 1 seem to sew at the end. It is now available as a free download, and there are also Baby Shane Blanket kits available in 8 fun colour palettes in the TFA shop. Happy knitting!


There are a couple of things about the Baby Shane Blanket that I am particularly fond of/proud of. I love that it's all knit in one piece. I love the garter stitch border and neat mitered corners. I love how the row of decreases creates a really neat diagonal line where the center panel meets the border.

And I love that the wrong side of the blanket looks almost just as neat as the right side because, when done carefully, the seams are all very tidy.

The Baby Shane Blanket Ravelry pattern page can be found here.

23 comments:

  1. This is beautiful....would you consider offering as a kit with the correct amount of yarn needed? Perhaps two color ways - yours and a more "male" color way? I would buy in a minute!

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  2. I love it, but have a question? If I cast on any number of stitches will it still work? I want to make it bigger. Thanks!

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  3. What is the finished size and how many yards of each color did you use? It is very attractive.

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  4. This is gorgeous and so perfect for a baby, with the stripes and triangles.


    I think I'm going to copy it right now, so thanks for the instrux!

    Kay

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  5. Great pattern, what a lovely idea for a blanket.

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  6. I know what I am making the next time a need a to make a baby blanket. Nicely done.

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  7. Oh wow. How totally awesome.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. Really lovely, and quite ingenuous!

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  9. LOVELY! I'm not in the market for a baby blanket (thankfully-hehee), but if I were, yours would be the one.

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  10. What a beautiful blanket. This is definitely going on my "must make list". Thanks so much for sharing.

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  11. Your blanket totally ROCKS! I'm not a big blanket knitter, but this...this I would knit. Thank you for sharing it.

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  12. This would be great for the baby blanket campaign at afghans for Afghans. I love your colors and am thinking about a version in pinks and tangerines. Obviously, not for the faint of heart, colorwise.

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  13. Very cool. I will be making one of these!

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  14. Just the coolest! Gotta try it! I love your colors!

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  15. rapidly clicking "bookmark" :)

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  17. Love the colors! Beautiful!

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  18. What if you did reverse stockinette for every other stripe so it wouldn't have a wrong side? Would that affect the pattern at all?

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  19. What if you did reverse stockinette for every other stripe so it wouldn't have a wrong side? Would that affect the pattern at all?

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  20. Just finished this blanket for my great-nephew to be. I loved knitting it. I will keep it on hand for future baby knitting. Now off to look at your other patterns. Thanks for a great pattern.

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  21. jacquelinegrice.wordpress.com23 January 2012 16:54

    Gorgeous yarn and the colours are scrumptious. I just recently knit this Baby blanket with your yarn for a local store (Unwind Yarn House) to have as there sample ...loved every minute of knitting this blanket!!! You can see this version of the blanket on my blog too

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  22. Comments are great to read for further helpful information; however, when a poster asks a question, why doesn't the designer (or anyone else) answer it? I'd love to know the answer to Molly's question of July 27, 2009 about adding more stitches to make the blanket bigger. Thanks.

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  23. Very lovely designs. Thanks for sharing.

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