You could just start knitting with nothing but a pair of needles, yarn and a pattern in front of you. But chances are that you may run into sizing issues ( you must gauge!), an abbreviation you aren’t sure of, or a technique you don’t know. The yarn may not have enough stretch or it may have too much and this my friend, is is where having a guide can come in handy.
December is always a busy month and with that usually comes lots of knitting! I tend to prefer to give useful handmade gifts like wearables or helpful household items when and if I can. We don’t often have much money to spare when it comes to store-bought gifts and gift cards and have always found handmade a bit more doable with a smaller dollar amount but a larger sacrifice of time. Continue reading
This is my second knit Diagonal Comfort Blanket. The first I knit in an aqua/teal for my soon to be born baby girl. This blanket with the stripe color changes I made for a friend whom is due in late June. I am pretty tickled on how well the blanket came out. Finished the blanket is about 30×30. It took me about two months off an on of knitting. You can find the free pattern on Ravelry here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/diagonal-comfort-blanket
I’m knitting a few of these up for my baby girl! Less than five weeks and she should be here to start wearing them. I found the “Spring” Baby Headband by Amy Andersen pattern on Ravelery and love that it can be adjusted to a number of sizes.
I finished the one in these photos this week in pink and yellow and have already cast on for a pink and teal colored headband next. I figure a few general combinations will likely match all her Spring and Summer clothes!