I don’t know who to ask or where to put this so I’m very sorry if this is in the wrong spot. I’m trying to find a way to make a baby blanket but I would like to put the letter B in the center of it. I don’t know how to create a pattern so that it would work. So any help would greatly be appreciated. I’m just a beginner at knitting so I only know how to add/decrease stitches, purl and the normal knitting. Thanks for any help.
Do you want the B to be textural only… like purls for the B and the rest of the blanket stockinette? Here’s a few pictures to see what I mean -
Or do you actually want to make it a different color? To do it a different color you’ll need to use intarsia. It’s not hard, but takes practice.
I want it more like the second link on the first one. The purls for the B. I would like the letter B a lot bigger then what it is in either of those pictures.
Okay, I don’t know of any pattern that has that already done for you. So what you need to do is chart your own.
Here’s a link that might help -
Basically what you need to do though is figure out how many you’re going to cast on, figure how wide the border is going to be, and figure out how large you want the letter within the center. Then you’ll have to figure out where the center is on the letter, etc.
Due to the natural nature of stockinette to curl I’ll also give you this link. This technique would be cute on a blanket.
Thank you very much for the information. When I get home I will try and figure this out. I’m happy to be able to get some information as I want to make this for my god sons first birthday.
Thank you very much for all the help but after sitting here for two hrs and following the instructions to graph it step by step and it not working I’m just going to give up on my thought for doing this. But thank you again.
There are still a lot of adorable blankets that you could make. None of these are what you originally envisioned, but they would still be a welcome for the new baby.
There are a lot more, too.
Thanks again…I will figure something out. This will be for his first birthday. So it was something that meant alot to me but doesn’t seem to happen.
That’s not a bad idea, Sadie! Make squares and one can have the B and then sew them together.
Thanks for the ideas. I may just do that. I’ve never knitted in just squares before. The last couple of blankets I did were in one. So I definitely wouldn’t know how to get the B so that it is in more then one square. The sewing together part is what would get me and how big to put the squares. LOL Sorry for the late response to this as I just got it now.
I’m on my phone, but when I get back on the computer I can post some ideas for the squares and letters.
That would be awesome thank you!
Okay, here some ideas.
This one is like blocks, but knit in one piece. You could just ignore the teddies and just knit and purl (or whatever) all the squares except for the middle one. Each “block” appears to be 32x40 stitches (not counting the borders). So get some graph paper and make a B and then you can purl those stitches on a knit background. Or duplicate stitch after it’s done.
Here’s a chart, but the letter may be on the small side. You could center it though and it might be fine.
It’s the letter that keeps tripping me up… :think:
Here’s some more charts of letters.
That is what gets me is the Letter. So far I have never done anything without having it written out in front of me. So it’s throwing me off for when I add the letter I don’t know if I would knit or purl. For example when I’m doing my knitting it will say
K3 p23 k3 etc.
What you do on the letter depends on which stitch you’re knitting. If your square is in stockinette and the knit side is the front the letter stitches will be purled.
On the back where you’d be purling the main part of the block you’ll knit the stitches that are letter.
As long as you do it right the first pass then all you have to remember is to knit the knit stitches and purl the purls on that block.
Does that help?
Yes it does. Thank you very much for all the information. I’m going to start working on this after all the Christmas rush is over.
You’re very welcome! I’m glad I could help. If I think of anything else I’ll give it shot when i have some time, too. My daughter is arriving from Washington DC for a visit tomorrow and I know I’ll be busy for the next week anyway.