Date: Thu, 22 Jan 1998 01:28:58 EST From: TIME4TAM (TIME4TAM@aol.com) Subject: [BOND] Baby Afghan Hi all, As some of you may know, I have only been a bonder since christmas. I have completed 2 scarfs and 2 afghans, one of them being the baby afghan. The first afghan was from the pattern in the beginners book . The baby afghan is a pattern that i made up myself. I am one of those people that seem to venture off from instructions so making my own pattern is fun. I hope I can explain this well enough, it is really very simple. MATERIALS I used 8 2.5 oz skiens of "Natura Deluxe Acrylic". color "baby ombre" This afghan is made of 4 panels. Each panel is knit from side to side....meaning that the edge you are knitting on is actually a side edge instead of a top or bottom edge. Top Panel Bring forward 64 needles. Push back every fourth needle into NW position. Do a closed edge cast on. I wrapped the yarn on the needles and then hung the hem. Make sure all your latches are open and cast on. Do this very slowly. K 149 rows ending COR. Push the last two needles on the LHS into NW position, also pushing the stiches back against the machine. K1 more row. Now, you will have the two stiches on the LHS as unravel stiches. Cut your yarn leaving a 2-3' lenght for binding off. Starting with the third needle on the LHS do a backstich bind off. Remove work from hem. Panel 2 Bring forward 64 needles. Push back every fourth needle into NW position. Do a closed edge cast on. I wrapped the yarn on the needles and then hung the hem. Make sure all your latches are open and cast on. Do this very slowly. K 149 rows ending COR. Push the last two needles on the LHS into NW position, also pushing the stiches back against the machine. K1 more row. . Cut your yarn leaving a 2-3' lenght for binding off. Starting with the third needle on the LHS and ending on the 3 rd needle in from the RHS do a backstich bind off. On this panel you have 2 unravel stiches on both the right and left edges. These edges are actually the top and bottom of the panel. Panel 3 Repeat same instructions for panal 2. Panel 4 Bring forward 64 needles. Push back every fourth needle into NW position. Do a closed edge cast on. I wrapped the yarn on the needles and then hung the hem. Make sure all your latches are open and cast on. Do this very slowly. K 150 rows ending COL. Cut yarn leaving a 2-3" length. Do a backstich bind off starting at the first needle on the LHS and ending with the third needle in from the RHS. Remove work from hem. Now to assemble the panels. Using the technique as pattern #5 in the ISM Pattern book for beginners. Unravel one side of the 2 middle panels ( 2 and 3). Line up the strips so they are side by side. Using a size h or I crochet hook, catch three loops from one of the strips. Now catch three loops from the other strip and pull them through the first three loops. Now catch three loops on the first strip and pull them through the three loops on your hook. Continue in this manner to the end. Join the bottom strip to the bottom and the top strip to the top in the same manner. Work a row or two of single crochet around the entire afghan. Thats it, pretty simple. Each panel is 150 rows wide X 64 stiches high Enjoy, Tam ------------------------------ Date: Fri, 23 Jan 1998 15:12:05 EST From: Ibjoaniebj (Ibjoaniebj@aol.com) Subject: [BOND] Aleene's Bond Segments
.. I would like to share a pattern for a round baby blanket that I found some years ago on Prodigy. Round Baby Blanket One pattern that is good to learn your KM's quirks on is the round baby blanket. You need a machine with at least 100 needles. CO 100 sts WY, knit 10 rows, do a ripper cord row, CL, with MC knit 1 row, place all but the right most 2 needles into the hold position, knit 2 rows, pull the next 2 needles into working position, knit 2 rows, continue until all needles have been placed in working position. Change to second color. do another "wedge" of knitting. Do a total of 10 wedges and then do ripper cord row, work 10 rows in waste yarn, remove from machine, kitchner sts the edges together, and you have a round baby blanket. Finish it off with a crochet "button" in the small hole in the center and a shell st border around the outside edge. Guage is not an issue for this item, making it a wonderful project for someone who is new to MKing, or has aquired a new machine. Hope that this will work for the Bonders. Not sure what a ripper cord is, but you must know and can convey this to the Bond list. Joan Johnson in sunny California (today anyway) ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 28 Jan 1998 16:06:33 -0500 From: "peretz" (firstname.lastname@example.org) Subject: [BOND] Butterfly Stitch Has anyone made anything using the butterfly stitch? I have the Bond video on Stitches and Techniques and it shows how to do the stitch, but really doesn't give any recommendations as to how to use it. I need to make a baby gift and was thinking of making a baby 'comforter' using the butterfly st. If anyone has used it, how far apart in each row did you place the 'butterflies' and how many rows apart? Here's what I want to do: knit a piece using all 120 needles (I think that's what I have) and using the butterfly st. to give it texture, about every 10th st. and 8 or 10 rows apart, staggered so they are like OO OO OO OO OO OO OO OO OO OO OO OO OO OO Then knit another panet exactly like that one, crochet them together at the edges so there's two layers, with the purl side out, because the stitch shows up more on that side, and then go back and take baby blue yarn (it's for a boy) and "tack" the comforter together through the holes of the "butterfly", and maybe crochet another row around the edge in blue to finish. What do you think?? Lee in KY Lee Peretz, Lexington, KY e-mail: email@example.com ------------------------------ Date: Sat, 14 Feb 1998 01:42:09 EST From: Kara4321@aol.com Subject: [BOND] Crayon Baby Blanket
I used primary colors with a black stripe but I'm sure you could use pastels for a more baby type of blanket. I just used what I thought my son would like. I got the measurements from a baby blanket that I know is big enough to cover my son in the car (which is the only place my kids, 4 & 6 y/o, will use baby blankets now). Each crayon took about 3/4 of a skein of Red Heart worsted, 8 oz. skein. Also, you can use 3 or 4 crayons depending on how wide you want the blanket. And last, but not least, someone had mentioned the idea of putting the color name on the crayon like on real ones, but I didn't want to mess with that so you can do that part in duplicate stitch if you choose to. *Please read through the entire pattern before you start. This helps to save you any confusion. Crayon Baby Blanket Cast on 55 stitches. Knit 6 rows of waste yarn. Knit 20 rows main yarn. Knit 10 rows contrast color. (Row 30) Knit 125 rows main yarn. (Row 155) Knit 10 rows contrast color. Knit 20 rows main yarn. (Row 185) Decrease 1 stitch each end until there are only 11 stitches remaining. Bind off using the back stitch bind off. Use the same technique on the first row & unravel the waste yarn. Attaching Crayons To attach subsequent crayons you can use the "Seam as you go" technique (which I recommend) or just Whipstitch them together. I think it's just a matter of preference. *You only attach the parts up until the increase (first 185 rows), the top of the crayons are not attached to each other, only the body. At the end you should have 207 rows & 11 stitches remaining. Border Single crochet one or two rows (whichever look you like), changing colors to match each crayon, around the entire piece after letting the piece "rest". I recommend blocking before you do the border, but being the impatient person I am, I almost never do this step. Blocking will make doing the border much easier because you won't have to deal with the rolling problem as much. Matching pillow Cast on 80 stitches. Knit 6 rows waste yarn. Knit 20 rows main yarn. *Leave a tail as wide as the 80 stitches. Knit 10 rows contrast color. Knit 65 rows main yarn. Knit 10 rows contrast color. Knit 20 rows main yarn. Decrease 1 stitch each end until there are only 11 stitches remaining. Run a length of yarn through the remaining 11 stitches (making sure to get the stitches, not the spaces in between). Remove stitches from the machine, do not cut the yarn yet. Measure out enough of the still attached yarn to sew up the side seam. Cut & sew up the seam, pulling the top part until it is closed. *Optional: If you want to use the duplicate stitch to put the name on the crayon, you should do that before you sew up the seam. Stuff with fiberfill and run the tail through the bottom stitches as you did on the top. Pull the tail through like a drawstring & secure to finish. *This is my own original pattern. Feel free to use it any way you like & pass it on to anyone you want. I give this freely to other knitters who are such a wonderful group. If you have any questions, suggestions, or anything else please feel free to email me. =) Kara ------------------------------ Date: Sat, 21 Feb 1998 18:44:04 +0000 From: lorroot1 (firstname.lastname@example.org) Subject: Re: [BOND] Bobbles I'm not sure what other people are referring to but this is how I did the "bobbles" on a baby blanket. I believe it was Margie that recommended or referred to using a separate piece of yarn to make them and in a different color which is nice but I really didn't want something like a baby blanket which is 2-sided to have that effect. I think a sweater or something one-sided would work with a different color as the *weave* would be on the inside. In any event, I made this baby blanket in 4 colors. I'm not going to even try to write this in abbreviations as I am not qualified, so here goes: Closed Edge Cast On — 95 needles 12 rows of Peach 1 row of white * Next row: push forward two needles to *holding position* across the bed as you wish, what ever design. It can be every other two needles or only 4 sets, but there must be two needles side by side out in HP. Hand machine stitch across the row until you reach one of the "two needles". Hold your knitting secure, pull back on the first "bobble stitch" so the loop is behind the clasp and wrap your yarn over the needle and push back, just like did when you hand machine stitch. The only difference is that you do it to the next needle in HP and then go back to the first needle and then back to the second until you have *cycled* 5 times and then you continue straight across knitting the next needle until you reach the next *set* of bobble needles. Very Important Before The NEXT Row: Look down under the bobble stitches and find the first "Peach" stitch. Grap it and pull it up and over the needle above. So now there are two stitches on each *set*. One white and one peach. ** Next row is Purple I hand machine knit this row as the carriage would jam sometimes. It was just easier. I loved doing the next row in a different color. Especially when the ends can always be tied in to the "crochet stitch" or any other wonderful edgings. Then I repeated 12 rows Purple Then 1 row White Repeat * to **. My third color was green. And it is the same thing — repeat * to **. Aghan stitch bind off. I did 260 rows. You might want to experiment. It came out beautiful! I've gotten so many compliments on it. Hope you enjoy it too! Lorrie in Colorado email@example.com ------------------------------ Date: Sun, 22 Feb 1998 11:27:14 +0000 From: lorroot1 (firstname.lastname@example.org) Subject: Re: [BOND] Bobbles Hi Eileen, I used a combination of 80% Acrylic/20% Nylon Worsted and 100% Acrylic Worsted. Specifically, I used Dazzleaire's White, Slightly Peach, Frost Mint and Simply Soft's Orchid. I used these colors as it was for a girl and got the 3 oz. skiens for 97 cents each. I have to guess a little on the amounts as my definition of "waste yarn" is whatever my cat manages to drag into the living room without me noticing. In any event, I believe I used 2 to 3 - 3 oz. skeins of each the peach, frost mint, and orchid and 1 - 3 oz. skein of white. However, I always overbuy a little just to be on the safe side and especially when it's on sale. I used keyplate #3. By the way, I reviewed my explanation and realized I could have explained this a little better. When I said, "hold your knitting secure, pull back on the first "bobble stitch" so the loop is behind the clasp" that is not necessary to do as your loop is already behind the latch when you put it into holding position in the previous paragraph. So just ignore that part. What I was trying to say is hand machine stitch across the row until you reach the first of the two "bobble" needles. Hand machine knit that one, then the next one, then go back to the first one and back.......the rest of that paragraph is correct. Then in the next paragraph, I just want to clarify what I meant by "there are two stitches on each *set*. In other words, for both needles in the set , you should have a white loop and a peach loop. Hope this is helps. Lorrie in Denver email@example.com ------------------------------ Date: Mon, 06 Apr 1998 22:08:54 -0500 From: Pamela Avara (firstname.lastname@example.org) Subject: [BOND] Baby Afghan All, Here are the instructions for the 1st baby afghan I made. If you have any questions, send them to me at email@example.com As soon as I get my photo scanned I'll post it to my web page with these instructions. This afghan is made in two panels, using a modified seam-as-you-go technique (I think I did the seam incorrectly, but I liked it). It is finished with a crocheted border. I bought 2 skeins of each color, but do not remember if it took any of the second skein. I finished the knitting in one evening and then did the border the next night. Soft Creations in Yellow - Color A Soft Creations in White - Color B Panel 1 Hang weighted hem. Close cast-on 59 needles in Color A. Knit 80 rows with KP4. Break off yarn. Knit 6 rows with WY. Remove from needles. Re-hang work with knit side facing. Set row counter = 0. Remove WY. With Color B, knit 80 rows. Cast off. Panel 2 Set row counter = 0 Hang weighted hem. Close cast-on 59 needles in Color B. Carriage on right. Knit one row. Carriage on left. Hang 1st row of 1st panel, with the knit side facing you on the last needle knitted (on the left most needle). Make sure the yarn is in back of the 1st panel. Also make sure the loop of the 1st panel is in front of the stitch on the needle. Knit two rows. Hang next loop of panel on last needle. Continue knitting and hanging loops to RC=80. Remove on WY. Reset RC = 0. Re-hang work with knit side facing you. 1st panel is now on the right. Remove WY. With Color A continue to knit and hang, until RC=80. Cast off. You should now have a piece of knitted fabric which is almost a square. |----------|----------| | | | | | | | A | B | | | | |----------|----------| | | | | | | | A | B | | | | |----------|----------| A - is in Color A and knitted, B is in Color B and is purled. Border - I used color A since I figured a yellow border would stay cleaner than a white one. Round 1 Start in the middle of one edge. Single crochet all around with crochet hook G. On top and bottom pick up every stitch. On the sides pick up every other row (loops). Slip stitch to finish round. Round 2 Chain stitch 4. Then put two triple crochets into the stitch where chain is started from. Continue around afghan putting 3 triple crochets in every 3rd stitch. Make sure where colors change there is a cluster (3tr). In the corners do 5 triples. End the round with a triple and then slip stitch into top of 1st chain and fasten off. Pam in Dallas, Tx firstname.lastname@example.org ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 16 Sep 1998 23:52:46 -0700 From: "Darby and Desir'ee Thompson"http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Valley/8524/
Subject: [BOND] 1st place baby blanket pattern I am sorry but my pattern writing leaves a little to be desired if something seems vague then question it and I will try and make it better. Yarn required Red Heart Super Saver 8oz. Skeins: 1 Pale Yellow, 2 Pale Green COL Closed edge cast on 160 stitches. (I used the latch tool/crochet cast on.)] Basket Weave-in Pale Green Knit 5 rows. Starting from left or right skip the first 2 stitches, *convert the next 4 stitches to knit, skip 4 stitches* repeat *to* 19X convert the next 4 stitches of knit skip the last 2 stitches. Knit 5 more rows. Starting from left or right skip the first 6 stitches, *convert the next 4 stitches to knit, skip 4 stitches* repeat *to* 18X convert the next 4 stitches of knit skip the last 6 stitches. Repeat last 10 rows 5X total of 50 rows worked in basket weave. Place left and right 32 stitches on waste yarn or stitch holder remove from machine, 96 stitches left in work. Switch to Pale Yellow Knit 160 rows Note after completing row 80 weave a piece of contrast yarn around the stitches hanging from the machine and tie a piece around each of the stitches on either side of "0" to mark the center for the Duplicate stitch later. Place these 96 stitches on waste yarn remove from machine. Switch to Pale Green Pick 32 stitches from either side including bump from Pale Yellow for seam as you go joining. Knit 160 rows continue in Basket Weave pattern seaming as you go. Repeat with otherside. Pick up all 160 stitches. Knit 50 more rows in Basket Weave pattern as for bottom. Ending COL cast off. Follow chart for the Words "BABY LOVE" from the Beginner Book each square equals two stitches by two rows. Working the B,B,O, and E in Pale Blue and the A,Y,L, and V in Pale Pink. Darby and Desir'ee Thompson email@example.com
------------------------------ Date: Sat, 19 Sep 1998 15:17:16 -0700 From: Lu Kelcehttp://firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: [BOND] Re:baby afgan???? Hi All: I brought 2 baby afghans to camp this summer that were doubled. One, with a Teddy Intarsia, I yarn tied. One was a fair isle pattern I got from a yarn wrapper. I make the front with a pattern, fair isle or Intarsia. I begin w 12 rows of Shaker rib, make the front and end with 12 rows of shaker rib. Then I rehang the stitches on the first row above the shaker rib and knit a plain back and SEAM AS YOU GO both sides as I knit the back. You will have to hand stitch the end of the back to the row below the shaker rib on the other end. I then CCO 9 sts and knit the shaker rib up each side, again seaming as you go. You could also start with waste yarn, and end with waste yarn and rehang both thickness' to do the shaker rib on the ends. It has been a while since I made these "Quilt" type blankets and you may have a more clever way of doing this. Experiment and let me know how you come out. - -- Happy Knitting Lu Kelce in Riverside, Ca. "Everything is always NEW to someone"
------------------------------ Date: Thu, 29 Oct 1998 09:50:01 -0600 From: email@example.com Subject: [BOND] Fan & Feather I just finished a beautiful baby afghan that I converted from handknit! Thought I would share the basics with you. The pattern is called fan and feather and looks very light, airy, and lacy. The pattern is small enough though that tiny fingers and toes won’t get stuck in the pattern. Hope you enjoy it! I used very thin baby yarn and the number 2 kp. 102 needles made a small coverlet 26” square. k=knit ^= increase / or \= decrease in that direction Cast on 102 using the double E-wrap method. Hang on the weighted hem. *Knit 4 rows. The visual pattern looks like this kkkkkk\\\^k^k^k^k^k^k///\\\^k^k^k^k^k^k///\\\^k^k^k^k^k^k ///\\\^k^k^k^k^k^k///\\\^k^k^ k^k^k^k///\\\^k^k^k^k^k^k///\\\^k^k^k^k^k^k///kkkkkk Repeat from star for 158 rows. Knit 4 more rows. Bind off using the needle and yarn method. This makes a lovely wavy edge that matches the pattern. Written directions: Skip 6. *Decrease everyother stitch (3X) so that you have 3 needles in a row that have two stitches hanging from them. Move everyother stitch (3X) so that there is an empty needle between each hanging stitch. Skip 3 stitches. Decrease everyother stitch (3X) so that you have 3 needles in a row that have two stitches hanging from them. Go back to the skipped 3 stitches and move everyother stitch (3X) sot that there is an empty needle between each hanging stitch. On the empty needles, increase a stitch by lifting the yarn from the row below onto the needles. Repeat from *until all but the last 6 needles are used. Push all needles to the forward working position. Make sure that all the needles are open. Knit 4 rows. Repeat all directions for 158 rows. Knit 4 more rows. Bind off using the needle and yarn method. This takes a lot of time, but it is absolutely GORGEOUS when finished! LoraBeth Davis firstname.lastname@example.org ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2000 08:12:40 -0500 (EST) From: email@example.com (Janet Miller) Subject: [BOND] Quic baby blanket Here's a really quick, I need it tonight , can't bother with a gauge swatch baby blanket I made this weekend. Using RedHeart baby soft ( a sport weight yarn) and keyplate 2 E-wrap cast on 100 stitches ( I don't have any extensions but It would be okay wider too) Knit 200 rows or twice as many as the number of stitches you cast on.. Bind off. Put on the edging of your dreams. I was going to use a piecrust but I can crochet faster so i did one row of SC and 3 rows of mock crochet rib. It came out very soft and drapey and a little bigger than a receiving blanket which I used plenty of when I had my babies. I can't give you the exact measurements cause I had to get it wrapped up and give it away. Enjoy:) The Red Heart baby soft is 6oz. I used one whole skein to knit the blanket and a little of another skein to crochet the edging, maybe 2 oz, so about 8 oz altogether. Janet in Jersey firstname.lastname@example.org Visit my homepage athttp://members.tripod.com/~BlueDragon13/index.html
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