Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A Baby Afghan.


cabled baby afghan II, originally uploaded by cmeknit.

Started and finished: October 2008

Pattern: "Cabled Throw" from Debbie Bliss Simple Living

Yarn:Bold Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino in Oatmeal 7 balls.

Yes, there has been some knitting happening around these parts. I just have had no time to blog about them. I decided today I better put in an update and not just add photos to my ravelry page.
The afghan was a request from my sister. She had great intentions to knit a baby afghan for an associate at work who is expecting his first baby. Unfortunely she has had no time to even start this...so, always indebted to her, I mentioned that I had the time to knit it for her...all along knowing that I would be knitting the afghan for her! They are expecting a boy and she wanted something neutral. I searched for many patterns, wanted something boy like...with cables.
I decided to go with a Debbie Bliss pattern from her Simple Living book. The pattern is for a full size afghan but I simply sized it down using baby cashmerino and US#3 needles and less repeats of the pattern. I cast on 149 stitches increasing to 170 and ended up with 5 cables across the blanket. I was unsure of how many balls I would use. I ordered 10 but ended up using 7.
All in all, I really love how it turned out. I am actually toying with the idea of knitting a full size afghan for our new house...I just need to find that perfect pattern!

I know it is short and sweet and to the point...but that is all I have time for! More to come because there are many more finished objects to tell you about.

13 comments:

Jennifer said...

Short and sweet but you do not disappoint. Lovely afghan. I think I would have a mental block working an afghan on small needles though I think the cashmerino would help.

Aimee said...

Absolutely Gorgeous! I am in awe of all the intricate evenness!

maitai said...

oh, there you are! the blanket is gorgeous!!! i'm sure the recipient will be thrilled. also, you're a VERY nice sister :)

sue said...

What a wonderful sister you are for knitting it for her. I love it. I do look forward to reading about all those FO's you havent posted about either, and it is so nice to read about projects too not just on ravelry. Glad your back.

Jennifer said...

That is such an adorable baby afghan. What a work of love

Marla said...

Absolutely spell binding! Glad you're back - I've missed seeing your beautiful FOs.

Marla

Lori in Michigan said...

Welcome back...you're a missed 'face' in my blog reads.

The afghan is just lovely. Great job!

Nicole said...

Looks amazing. I can just imagine how soft it is. Major points for you.

Anonymous said...

Glad to see your projects again. You always do a lovely job.

Nell said...

You're such a good sister! Meanwhile, I might steal your yarn/pattern combo for the MANY baby projects coming up.

StringPlay said...

Well, it looks absolutely perfect. Nice job.

Johanne said...

As always, beautifully knitted!

Rosa said...

Preciosa, me ha encantado tu manta de bebé. Felicidades. Ya se te echaba de menos.