Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Baby Throw

I loved the textured look of this pattern and just needed to make it as soon as I saw it. Do you have that compulsion sometimes? I know we see patterns we like all the time and they go on the to do list, but every now and again, I see something and it just has to be done there and then.


and when I did start it, it was like revisiting an old friend.  I have done this stitch before many times but in a finer yarn and so didn't make the connection right away. 


This time I used Aran weight in peppermint and because I had no Aran in lemon but an awful lot of double knit, I combined the lemon Dk with cream 3ply and the resulting colour was a pale creamy yellow which looks lovely in real life but the photo's are dull and you can't really tell.





The pattern consists of nine blocks which are sewn together but I made mine in three strips of three which I think gives a much better finish and of course there is less sewing up to do.



 I love this texture




There's no edging on the actual pattern but I felt it looked unfinished and so I did a round of sc/dc in peppermint and then a round of the actual pattern stitch in lemon and I like it.




So does Florence ;)

You can find the pattern here ( it's a lion brand pattern and you will need to register or sign in)





307 grams of yarn busted.



 Other things I have made with this stitch, just click on the titles to find the pattern.
Bubbles Baby blanket

cup cake Scarf


Hope everyone's having a good week!  
see you Friday xx

38 comments:

  1. What a lovely blanket Linda, You're tempting me to have a go, again!

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    1. Do try it Julie you will like it. :)

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  2. Good morning Linda, this a beautiful stitch and I will certainly be looking it up. What a great idea combining the two weights of yarn to make the lemon pieces match the weight of the peppermint yarn. It is a cute blanket and I love it :-)

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    1. Thank you Linda, yes I often combine the different plys or the finer ones would never get used,:)

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  3. Ah very cute. Love the plain cream one too!

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    1. Thank you, yes that was a lovely blanket to make too. :)

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  4. I like the look of that stitch Linda, it gives it a lovely texture doesn't it, I can see why you were drawn to it. You really are doing a lot of stash busting. Well done!! xx

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  5. This is a great textured stitch for the blanket ... I think the lemony colour came up in the last photo with Florence. I know what you mean when you see a certain stitch. I have a book with just stitch patterns in it, and that's where I saw the "scroll" stitch and just knew it would look good for that scarf I made for my daughter. It was really fun to see it work up too. Love that last photo of the cupcake scarf! Thanks for the links Linda :) Wendy x

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    1. Yes that scarf was lovely Wendy, the cup cake scarf was lovely to make too, I think I will be making another very soon. :)

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  6. Linda te ha quedado muy bonito. Se aprecia que tiene una textura como muy esponjosa, muy agradable al tacto. Me gusta mucho.
    Que tengas una feliz semana
    Un beso
    mª paz

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    1. Thank you, yes the texture is lovely and soft. :)

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  7. Love it - the pattern stitch is very similar to the one I'm using for Bobby's red scarf I'm working on now. Takes forever for the rows to grow though. Have a great day. :)

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    1. This one worked up quite quickly Debi, :)

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  8. It's beautiful :-) I like the look of that stitch; I've made the Bubbles blanket before and marveled at how quickly it worked up and how nice the texture was. Great stashbusting!

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  9. That looks so warm. Your heading made me jump until I realised you were talking about blankets!

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    1. Haha you are funny Una, I never thought of that. :)

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  10. Soft colors for a beautiful pattern !
    Hug
    Anna

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  11. Oooo, yes I like that stitch too. Nice blanket indeed! Compulsive? What's that? ;-)

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  12. What a beautiful blanket, Linda! The colors are like sea & sand, only in pastel ;-). I like that pattern very much, too, thanks for the links! I could imagine that dish/wash/face cloths or towels would also look great with it. Have a nice evening! Nata

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    1. Thank you Nata, yes that texture would be perfect for dish/wash cloths. :)

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  13. I think Florence loves it and wants to keep it all for herself. Sheep can be like that.

    The blanket is lovely.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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    1. Thank you and yes you are quite right Meredith, she hasn't budged in fact she is lying on it right now. :)

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  14. Such a adorable blanket lovely colours and patterm
    Clare x

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  15. Yes, Linda, that stitch pattern looks adorable...so soft and cozy. And the changing of colors makes it extra special :-)

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  16. Really cute blanket, Linda! I had the urge to make a baby blanket today and printed out another pattern. Love the colors of this one. Good job busting all that yarn!

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    1. Thank you Pammy Sue,I'm looking forward to seeing yours, I will probably get the urge to do that one too. :)

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  17. As usual such beautiful work, it looks such a snuggly blanket.
    Sally xxx

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  18. Good Evening Linda, My word, you are really getting through your stash of wool.... well done you. I love the pastel colours in the Baby Throw, they are so gorgeous.... and the cup cake scarf is a fun scarf and I bet it is warm and cosy in this cold weather.
    You are going great guns in your stash busting exercise..... now if only I could do the same with my material.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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    1. Thank you Daphne, have a great weekend yourself :)

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