Sunday, January 13, 2008

Waiting for Jack

Jack is due to make his appearance in this world next month. We are anxiously awaiting his arrival. Being the grandmother makes the wait a little easier. Britt says she's just about done being pregnant!

I knitted this blanket for Jack and I have a couple of other projects in the works but Britt reads this so I am not posting them until later :)

This past spring I was at my local yarn store and I saw on the employees knitting a beautiful baby blanket in a nice off white. I asked her if the pattern was available to buy and she said only if I bought the yarn from them. I already had the yarn I wanted so I went home and figured out the pattern. It is a very simple one so it didn't take much thought. Here it is. I think you could probably find it in just about any pattern book or search.

Instructions:

CO 147 sts on size 7 circular needles. ( I used a 40" cable) The blanket is about 36" wide so you could use smaller cables.

K 8 rows.
Rows 1, 3, 5, 7,9 and 10 (RS): K
Rows 2, 4,6,8 (WS) : K5, *P5, k1* repeat between * *to last 10 stitches, P5, k5

Repeat rows 1-10 until desired length.
(I did 27 repeats)

K 7 rows

Cast off.

4 comments:

Debi said...

Oh Dawn...that is gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous! That would make a beautiful big-people afghan, too, wouldn't it?

I can't believe it's almost time for the little guy's arrival already! It seems like you just announced the exciting news. But then you haven't been around for a while, huh?

I've missed you!

Boudicca said...

Very nice! And thanks so much for sharing the pattern :)

~**Dawn**~ said...

Jack is my favorite boy name of all time. =)

Anonymous said...

that came out great! jack is kicking my ribs in anticipation of it. i cant wait to wrap him up in that blanket and snuggle! by then i'll have a lap again and kenz can snuggle too.