WIP Wednesday, First Blanket

I’m currently knitting a baby blanket for a family member and her son, and so far I’m very happy with how it’s going.

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Knit with leftover yarn from this hat [link], and this is the first two sections (out of five.)  I’m currently on pause, because I know I’m going to run out of yarn…and the yarn, as far as I can tell, has been discontinued.  I got in at a discount bin, so I’m pretty sure it’s all gone from the store.  I looked online, but couldn’t find the yarn at all.

What I did was order some super bulky yarn off Amazon that’s from a different brand, and in a different color.  What I plan on doing is making the third section into a striped pattern, so it looks like the color change was intentional, then switch to the second color.

This is based off of this pattern [link].  I ended up changing the border from 14 rows to 6, and I’ve switched the border on the side from seed stitch to garter stitch.  I could knit the seed stitch in a long row just fine, but keeping track of it in the side border was difficult.  So far, I’m happy with the change, but I think I’ll knit the final border in seed stitch.

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4 thoughts on “WIP Wednesday, First Blanket

  1. I hate seed stitch… Double seed stitch I have no problem with, and it looks great, but whenever I try plain seed stitch it looks terrible. Plus having to shift the yarn every stitch really gets on my nerves. You’re a lot better at it/have more patience than me!

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    • I actually had to rip the blanket apart several times, because I kept turning it into ribbing by mistake.

      I did okay on the long rows, but using seed stitch for the outside border was frustrating. That’s when I switched to a garter stitch border.

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  2. I think my tension’s wrong for seed stitch – every time I’ve tried it it’s looked gappy, like I’m knitting way too loose. But on everything else, ribbing, double seed stitch, etc., my tension looks fine. I have the same problem with 1×1 ribbing.

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