Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Big Bad Baby Blanket #3 -- first installment

On Saturday, after I finished up with Sock #2, I dove right into making my third version of Debbie Stoller's Big Bad Baby Blanket pattern (as found in the print version of Stitch 'n Bitch). I am using one strand of Filatura di Crosa Baby Pom Pom yarn (red) on size 5 needles and cast on 164 stitches. I put a link on to a website that sells the yarn so you can see it, but I didn't buy it at that store. I finished off the first ball of yarn tonight and the blanket now measures in at 4" long and approximately 28" wide, so 1/7 of the way there. At this rate the blanket should be done before my friend's baby arrives.
The edge is no where near this wavy! Must be the way I laid it out.

I have never used the yarn Debbie Stoller suggests in the pattern, but have had pretty good success. I never got around to taking any photos of the first two, so can't prove anything. At least I could find all the yarn labels and enough notes on how to alter the pattern to make is seem like I was keeping track of my projects when they were under construction.

The first BBBB I made (almost 2 yrs. ago) was made with two strands of Lang Yarns Bebe Color, which is very nice washable wool. I used two different colors to get a variegated effect. Sorry, but I can't remember which size needles or how many stitches were cast on. On a positive note, I've been told that that the baby really enjoyed rubbing her fingers over the blanket.

The second BBBB I knit (last summer) was made with one strand of Trendsetter Yarns Scoubi Du (aqua) on size 6 needles and cast on 138 stitches. I also made a matching hat with this yarn. The baby and mom seem very happy with the set. The color went perfectly with the nursery theme, too, which was cool.

3 comments:

WK said...

You didn't allow me to leave comments on this entry. I decided to change the setting so I could -- I hope that is OK. Is the pattern sort of a patchwork of different knitting stitches? The yarn looks quite fun for a baby blanket. Were the other ones this textured? And posting twice in a row like this making me look bad, you over achiever, you. By the way, I have seen other knitting bloggers have a "Work in Progress" (WIP) Wednesday, so you fit right in to the knit blogging world without knowing it.

Jay Queue said...

I didn't know I turned off comments, so I am not sure about fitting right in to the knitter/blogger world! Maybe in time. The blanket has an edging of seed stitch, and has four blocks, alternating between knit and purl blocks. The other blankets I made were made with less-textured yarns. Sorry I posted twice in a row! I got excited ...

Sven said...

Good Job! :)