FO:Basketweave Baby Blanket

My 2nd blanket! I really finished this just in time–it’s a gift for a baby shower tomorrow, so it will go unblocked, oh well!

This is the Basketweave Blanket from the book Knit Baby Blankets, knit with 2 strands throughout–Lily Sugar n’ Cream Rainbow and Red Heart (?–baby soft maybe?) white on the border, same white and Patons Astra hot green in the center.

I actually ran out of white when I got to the top border and had to pull out the glittery thread from a skein of white/iridescent!

Becca, it is truly lovely!

So pretty! And nice work, too. :heart:

Wow!
Beautiful blanket :heart: :heart:

I like the stitch you used.
Looks really nice!
:blooby:

PS. I noticed you live in Okinawa!
Cool! Are you in Military, by any chance??

Niki

xxx

Thank you, thank you!

My DH is in the military. Where in Italy are you? We used to be stationed at Aviano a few years ago (I loved it!!)

It is so prettY!! How did you make the border? Did you make it while knitting the blanket or seamed it afterwards?

It’s beautiful!

[quote=“AnotherBecca”]
Thank you, thank you!

My DH is in the military. Where in Italy are you? We used to be stationed at Aviano a few years ago (I loved it!!)[/quote]

Hi, Becca! :star:

I live in Cuneo, Piemonte.
Glad you loved Italy. I love here, too.

I’m Japanese, by the way. My DH is Italian and that’s why I’m here. :inlove:

I visited your scrap booking site.
Hey, you are really good ! I loved the way you express yourself.

Niki

:waving:

I couldn’t stand the thought of seaming the border afterwards, so I tried making it while knitting. I knitted the white yarn all the way across, and twisted the green with the multi-colored each time I got to the border. It looks right in most places… in some places though, the twisted part looks a bit loose. I was able to fix most of it with my yarn needle, just by pulling up the backside of each stitch. That was not fun, so I didn’t do the whole thing!

awesome job! I love the border, what a great idea (I’m not one for seaming, either!)

Fabulous! I love the border, such a great contrast to the lovely green!

how fun! way to avoid standard “baby” colors.

I couldn’t stand the thought of seaming the border afterwards, so I tried making it while knitting. I knitted the white yarn all the way across, and twisted the green with the multi-colored each time I got to the border. It looks right in most places… in some places though, the twisted part looks a bit loose. I was able to fix most of it with my yarn needle, just by pulling up the backside of each stitch. That was not fun, so I didn’t do the whole thing![/quote]

I think it looks great… was it hard to work with three balls of yarn hanging? :??

Yes it was hard to have the three balls hanging. The white was content to sit in a basket next to me, but the green & multi-color were a bit of a pain. As long as I took the time to untwist them as I went along, things were fine. If I didn’t…well, let’s just say the blanket would have been finished a lot sooner had I not had to untangle a few times!

I love love love the stitch! So does my mom lol I may have to make her one to lounge around with.

That came out so nice! That’s the best use of basketweave I’ve seen yet! Great job!