Monday, May 7, 2012

Monday Mischief-Weasley's Sunny Sky Crate Blanket


Mom knitted up this super simple blanket for our new brother Weasley, 
he comes home on Saturday!   This was mom's first time knitting a border and she did make a few little mistakes but we think Weasley will still like the blanket.

To make your own striped crate blanket you need 3 balls of soft cotton worsted weight yarn, (mom used sunny sky colors of yellow, blue, and white but you can use anything you would like) and a size 7 32 inch circular needle.   Cast on about 100 stitches, knit in garter stitch until five ridges appear and then switch to the next color.  Continue knitting in garter stitch, changing colors every time five ridges appear.


Keep knitting the blanket until its as large as you want or you are out of yarn, bind of and weave in ends.   Next pick up stitches 

on each side and with third color of the yarn knit a border in 2x2 ribbing (2 knit stitches, 2 purl stitches, binding off in stitch pattern when the border is as big as you would like.

On Sunday, Norbert gave Weasley's blankie a test drive

" I like the stripes,

Nice and Soft

Cuddly and Warm, I think the little guy will like it!"

13 comments:

  1. Oh I just love Weasley's blanket! It looks like it got the seal of approval from Norbert too!

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  2. Very cool blanket! Bet Saturday will be exciting!

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  3. That's a beautiful little blanket! I'm unable to knit (though I can crochet!), so I didn't make Elka a blanket when we got her. It was also July....

    Looking forward to puppy pictures!

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  4. So nice! Weasley will love his blanket!
    Stewey

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  5. Great job on Weasley's blanket.

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  6. oh we love th blanket you made for weasley!
    the colors and pattern you chiose and created are perfect!
    we are so excited for him and you!

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  7. That is amazing, well done on making such a wonderful blanket for Weasley, I hope he likes it, the colours are so pretty and I love your step by step guide! I've always wanted Mum to knit me a jumper for the winter or a nice warm hat! Love and Licks, your Friend Frank x x x x x x x x

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  8. Your mom did a great job!! I am sure Weasley will love it!

    ~Higgins

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  9. Aww Norbert, how nice of you to test it out for your new baby brother.

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  10. What a very nice blanket

    Stop on by for a visit
    Kari
    http://dogisgodinreverse.com

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  11. what mistakes?? i think thats pretty good, far better than i could ever do!

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  12. Pretty blankie. I think Norbert's will need one a bit larger ;)

    Emma

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  13. Weasley's blanket looks awesome! I'm glad Norbert took it for a test drive to make sure it was safe for his new little brother.

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