Friday, October 24, 2008

Four panels

My sister is expecting a babe in about seven weeks. She had a great idea. She gave me, my other sister, and my mother some yummy organic alpaca yarn, and asked us to knit a panel for a baby blanket. I loved this idea. Knitting a whole blanket yourself (especially when you have a dead line) can be a bit overwhelming. One panel sounds so much better, don't you think?

She asked us to cast on fifty stitches, choose a pattern, and knit about 25". We are going to seam them up, and it will become a very special baby blanket.



I choose a cable pattern from the Super Stitches book, that I loved. It is the blue panel, in the middle on the page shown. It knits up really nice, but for some reason, my pattern looks really different than the one in the book. My sister and I still love it, so I will keep going.
I can't wait to see our four panels together, but really, I am excited about having a new baby around. Since Frank and I have been married ( 6 years ago), there has not been one year that has gone by without a new niece, or nephew, or a child of our own!
Keep them coming!

25 comments:

nicole said...

any suggestions on where to start to learn to knit?

Katie Jean said...

what a great idea! I love the way yours is coming along. It's beautiful!

Ashley said...

Cute, cute! A very special blanket indeed. You'll have to post a pic of the blanket when everyone is done.

Renee said...

That's a great idea! Can't wait to see the finished blanket wrapped around the new baby.

QuiltedSimple said...

How pretty - what a great idea for a very special babyblanket!
Kris

Liz said...

I love that idea! I would love to see it finished too.

Hilary said...

What a great idea! I may copy you one day. Your panel is extremely pretty -- what other colors will go with it?

APA said...

What a very special baby blanket indeed! Your square is lovely. And the color soft and delicious. Enjoy!

Allison said...

You're right. The panel doesn't look much like the photo in the book... however, it has turned out beautifully nonetheless. And yes, having your mother and sisters working on panel to complete the blanket is a fantastic idea. I couldn't think of a more meaningful heirloom.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

What a lovely idea and your panel is beautiful!! What a lovely momento for your newest family member.

Jules from "The Roost" said...

That will be one special blanket. Wonderful idea!

melissa s. said...

what a sweet way to welcome a new little one into the world!

Cyndi's Re-Creations said...

Love this idea. really like that yarn too, beautiful color!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What a special blanket! Love the panel dea - so sweet. Your green panel looks great - the stitch is very effective.

Little Candle said...

Ooooo, I wish I could feel the yarn...it looks like it would feel heavenly. Please post a picture of the blanket when finished.
Sarah :)

Shannon said...

What a wonderful idea! Too bad no one around me knits:( Oh well. I just love it.

We must have been married the same year...May 2002. Coming up on year 7. No itches yet:)

Meagan said...

Katie, it is gorgeous,I like your cables much better! I am excited to meet this new babe too, I never realized it, but there have been babes each year since your wedding! I am curious to see what your sis and Mom come up with-will you get a photo of it done and give us an update?

lucky knitter said...

What a wonderful idea. It will be beautiful!

Ebeth said...

Katie - I LOVE THIS IDEA of making something that everyone adds to! I can't wait to see the end result! Did Franky get my song today?

Love E

jo said...

I bet the blanket will look great when it's all pieced together. Can't wait for the finished photo.
The clowns look great in the previous post too.

amandajean said...

what a fabulous way to make a special baby blanket! it's such a great idea.

pricklypearbloom said...

What a sweet thing. That's going to be great.

Nantucket Dreams said...

i love this idea! i hope we will get to see the finished blanket too...and of course the baby!

a friend to knit with said...

i love the idea of your panel blanket, katie.
all that love from the aunts and grandmother. so sweet.

tiennie said...

What a great idea! I love the panel you did!