Friday, April 4, 2014

Car Seat Blanket - a perfect knitting project for a new baby!

It's always a good feeling to finish a project!

This baby blanket project was a “good one” for so many reasons. It was an easy pattern, no concentration required – perfect for times when I was watching TV or chatting with someone. I could pick it up and put it down easily – no “now where was I in the pattern” thoughts. And as a car seat blanket, it was smaller in scale, so easy enough to pack along in my bag.

A car seat blanket? Yes! Smaller than usual baby blankets that might typically be 30 – 36 inches, this little blanket is just right for tucking neatly around a tiny one in an infant car seat. There's no extra blanket dragging on the ground and it's small enough to pack away into a diaper bag.

I followed Joan's directions at Laws of Knitting for Box Stitch Preemie Baby Blanket, using US 10 (6 mm) needles and knitting two strands of yarn instead of one. 

Instead of 60 stitches, I cast on 66 and knit until I had an 18 x 22 inch blanket. A large ball of (Loops and Threads) Snuggly Wuggly Big! (947 yards / 866 m) was enough for this project plus a newborn sweater. 

The colour is Raindrops – white with tiny flecks of blue and green. I quite liked the way this yarn worked up in the blanket. If I were to do it again, however, I'd use the coordinating solid blue or green for the sweater.

Have a great weekend!

1 comment:

  1. OK! That pattern is simple enough (and cute!) to make me want to get back to knitting. There is just not enough time in the day!