Thursday, May 26, 2011

Bobbly Baby Blanket!

Bobbly Baby Blanket... say that 5 times fast, I dare you! : )

Here's my progress on my baby blanket so far:

I am using the straight blue loom and knitting a flat panel on all pegs + 1 corner peg, using 1 over 2 stockinette stitches, and Bernat Baby Coordinates Baby Pink & White yarn. I created the alternating color blanket border the same method I used for the baby hat: wrap odd pegs with pink yarn, even pegs with white. So that the yarn doesn't get caught in little baby fingers easily I will sew a satin ribbon on the back, and this should also help control the curl that stockinette stitches always create. Using the pattern below created on graph paper, and using a pencil to mark the top of the pegs for each row of the pattern, I'm knitting off 5 repetitions of the bobble pattern, though if I need to make the blanket longer I will knit off more.

So far I have completed about 6 hours of work; marking the pegs and creating the bobble pattern takes longer to complete the project, as you might imagine. I have a few other ideas for how I might create this differently next time, but this is my first attempt and it is coming along fine. I hope to have it completed by the second week of June unless I get more time to work on it before then.

Here's a closeup of the bobble pattern; it was hard to get the lighting right for the shot, so I darkened the photo a bit:

I will have some better shots of the bobble stitches once the blanket is finished.


  1. that is so cool. Maybe one day i will be able to do it

  2. Cute Very cute.. Love to see brotha's knitting..

  3. Very nice! I also have a question for you if you don't mind. When I try to use my long looms like you are doing as one long flat panel instead of the double knitting method, the spot on my panels where the end pegs get wrapped seem to be (and are) longer or taller then the rest of the panel. In other words, the ends look like a pointed ocean wave. Thought this was because my first set was warped so I went and bought a new set and it comes out the same way. Do yours ever resemble that and have you found a way to avoid it? Thank you if you can help me.

  4. Thanks all! Donnav - try blocking your project once it is completed. I definitely know what you are talking about. It's something about the yarn having to make that turn on the straight looms that causes the problem; it doesn't happen on the round looms.

  5. Greg,

    Thank you so much for the help. I never finished anything because when I saw what it was doing I frogged it thinking I didn't want to waste the yarn or the time. I didn't see your answer for several days because I forgot to bookmark it.LOL
    Thanks again!