Thursday, December 1, 2011

scrap yarn project from no coast

my delightful friend beth has created what i think is just the most clever use for a ball of scrap yarn.  a baby lovie blanket. my yarn is full of fiddly little knots and what better thing to do with fiddly little knots than to let a tactile tot soothe themselves with a sweet little handmade blankie?

The Scrappy Lovie
  • Using a size 7 circular needle, cast on 50 stitches. 

    Work 5 rows in garter stitch (knit all rows)

    Row 6 and beyond, knit 5 stitches in garter stitch, 40 stitches in stockinette (knit on right side, purl on reverse) and last 5 stitches in garter stitch.

    Continue this pattern until the Lovie is about 
    11.5 inches long (or desired size) and finish with 5 rows of garter stitch. Cast off. Pull any tied ends through to right side of Lovie, and tie extra knots to ensure safety for young user!

    Cut a backing in flannel or fleece, rolling edges into face back side of lovie. Use scraps of interesting yarn or fabric to create ribbon/tags. Pin into edges and sew all the way around in a way that is invisible.