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First great grand child on its way

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travelsafar Tue 22-Sep-20 06:44:06

I want to make something special for this new baby coming next year. Any ideas for something knitted, what would you do??? I would say i am a middle of the row knitter so noting to complex smile Gender as yet unknown.

Marmight Tue 22-Sep-20 07:32:19

Congratulations! How about a pram blanket with small squares. As it isn’t due until next year and winter is on its way, it could grow into a cot size depending on your speed/inclination grin. I know this is something my daughters would have appreciated rather than knitted clothing which babies don’t wear very much these days

tanith Tue 22-Sep-20 07:41:59

I agree a blanket is more likely to be kept and reused too. I’ve knitted some things for mine but I rarely see it worn to be honest.

BlueBelle Tue 22-Sep-20 08:18:44

Oh congratulations I don’t think i ll be a great as all of mine seem career orientated
I m another who says a pram cover We sell beautiful handmade ones donated to the charity shop and people are always so admiring of them and they so look so pretty I d buy one like a shot if I had a baby

Mrst1405 Tue 22-Sep-20 17:50:39

I think a good fine shawl is nice. They tend to use them for swaddling younge babies.

Callistemon Tue 22-Sep-20 17:55:15

The blanket that another Gransnetter made was lovely and unusual.
You wouldn't have to do the intarsia if it was too complicated.

I'll try to find a link.

Callistemon Tue 22-Sep-20 17:57:31

It was a thread called Child's Knitted Throw by MellowYellow, yesterday.
You could make it smaller for a pram.

GrannySomerset Tue 22-Sep-20 18:04:19

If my family is any guide, knitted sweaters join everything else in a hot wash so not worth the trouble. I commissioned cross stitch samplers of their names and date of birth for my grandchildren and they are greatly appreciated even now they are teenagers. Means they probably got them for their first birthdays of course!

Grammaretto Tue 22-Sep-20 18:49:34

I'm sure they will love anything you make because you made it! A pram blanket does sound sensible and will be well used.

I have to knit in acrylic or cotton for my DGC because they find wool itchy but the nicest one I made was in Alpaca and very very soft. It wouldn't be machine washable though..
townendyarns.co.uk/product/true-brit-knits-tiggywinkle-pattern/

Congratulations!!

dontmindstayinghome Tue 22-Sep-20 19:02:14

I crochet baby shawls for our local baby bank, they can't get enough of them. They are quite fine wool but plain with a shell edging.

I made a very special one for my Grand-daughter using beautiful fine lemon wool with lots of crocheted flowers and lacy edging with bows of fine ribbon. It caused a storm at the maternity unit and I had loads of requests to make them for others - but I never did
She still cuddles up in it now and she's nearly four!

Witzend Wed 23-Sep-20 14:32:28

I made a blanket in moss stitch squares for 1st Gdc, gender unknown in advance, so did it in different shades of blue, green, cream and yellow.
Still used for no. 3, five years later.
It was a Debbie Bliss pattern in Baby Cashmerino, nice and soft, but still machine washable. The knitting was quite easy.

travelsafar Thu 08-Oct-20 12:00:00

I too have a great grand child due next year and i have just finished a blanket for a crib. It is not perfect but hoping my grand daughter will like it.