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Help quick and easy pattern needed

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Iluvcruz Sun 21-Jul-13 18:59:58

New grandchild due any day and I am feeling guilty about not knitting anything (especially as the other grandma is bound to). My skills are probably limited to plain/pearl with as little complicated stuff as possible.
I knitted a hat and bootees for my first granddaughter which were not particularly beautiful.
Any help and advice great fully received!

annodomini Sun 21-Jul-13 19:36:21

Wait and see what they want for the new baby and make a non-knitted contribution. Don't try to compete with the other gran.

Granny23 Sun 21-Jul-13 19:40:57

Chunky Wool + Chunky Pins.

Cast on -say 60 stiches. Knit 5 rows plain.
Then continue in Stocking stitch ( 1 row plain, one row purl ) for 50 rows
but with the first 5 stitches and last 5 always plain in every row to create a border.

Last 5 rows (55 to 60) all plain again. Cast off.

Eh Voila! One small blanket to tuck into a push chair or over a car seat, which may well become a 'comfort blanket' in the future.

Easiest thing I know and very nice if you choose a smashing wool.
No excuses necessary for late start - tell them you were waiting to see if baby was boy or girl. grin

baubles Sun 21-Jul-13 20:39:17

Another easy peasy blanket in Pom Pom wool here
It is simple & knits up really quickly.

Iluvcruz Sun 21-Jul-13 20:56:43

Thank you both - perfect solution.
Baubles - I've never used circular needles. Is there a special technique.?

baubles Sun 21-Jul-13 21:19:16

Ah lluvcruz, I should have checked that particular pattern! I used a pair of ordinary needles. YouTube has loads of tutorials which are really useful.

Good luck & let us know when the baby arrives smile

Iluvcruz Mon 22-Jul-13 08:20:42

Baubles, do you know of a uk stockist for the Pom Pom yarn? I'm keen to get started smile

constance Tue 23-Jul-13 12:35:28

I keep meaning to knit something for my grandbabies - they are now over 4years old and I know that the bigger they get the longer it will take.
The Blanket is a great idea Granny23 & baubles.
My mother-in-law made some funny little knitted teddies for my two youngest that didn't seem to take long and were quite sweet. I think the pattern was from this website: