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.


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! :)