Monday, February 7, 2011

Shetland Baby Blanket/Shawl

 This project has been the cause of my recent absence. It took about three weeks of totally monogamous and dedicated knitting. We are expecting a baby in summer, inshaAllah. This blanket marks the official start to my baby knitting. I also plan to do a bit of sewing.
Coming back to the FO, the pattern is a vintage Shetland shawl pattern, rewritten and made available free. (edited 2016:  It is no longer available for free). I first stumbled on the Danish translation of the pattern whose ravelry  page has some gorgeous FOs).
 I used Knit Picks Palette (white) and 4 mm needles. I modified it to knit it in round (except for the edging). The details are on my ravelry project page.This omitted most of the seaming but called for very long rows/rounds. It did get a bit tedious in the end with the edging, though thankfully it was easy to memorize. Now that the blanket is done, I am again in love with it. It blocks out to a large size of 130 x130 cm, which is good, seeing how we will have the baby grown a bit, inshaAllah, by the time winter arrives.

18 comments :

  1. Ooh lovely blanket. And aw congratulations for your happy news. Blessings

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  2. Your blanket is really gorgeous.

    Congratulations on your good news! I will keep you in my duas.

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  3. Congratulations!!! What a wonderful news, and I suppose big brother and big sister are very excited.

    The blanket is absolutely marvelous, I don't think I ever have seen such a beauteful one.

    Take good care of yourself!

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  4. First of all, official congratulations! This new arrival will be loved through handknits :) The blanket is stunning, absolutely beautiful and I am frankly amazed it only took 3 weeks!

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  5. So beautiful! Congratulations!

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  6. Really beautiful and this is a really perfect start of doing something for the new little baby.A blanket is very useful and the size is great and you therefore can use it for a long time.
    Wish you the best.

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  7. That's absolutely gorgeous. Congratulations.

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  8. Congrtulations wonderful news....
    Will you find out if you will have a boy or girl or will you wait for the surprise at the end??
    Beautiful shawl I still have the shawls that my mum knitted/crocheted for my girls such beautiful work will be treasured for a long time...

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  9. Gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUS Ma shaa Allah! And what lovely news - mabrook :)

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  10. Lovely blanket and congratulation you and your family! Wishing many blessings and lots of health for both of you. :-)

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  11. Congratulations on expecting. That is wonderful news.
    The blanket is beautiful.

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  12. MashaALLAH - just found your blog by searching for crocheted slippers and finally came to this site and I am really impressed by your beautiful work.

    Mabrouk to you and your family for the good news inshaALLAH - may Allah bless it.

    Wa salam alaikum.

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  13. Hello from spain, very very beautiful your work,

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  14. How many pick up do you do in each border?
    Thanks- gracias

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  15. Your blanket is lovely, is there a way I can get a copy of your pattern for knitting it in the round?

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    1. Thank you. It's not my pattern, I found it on the Internet, free at that time. I would think there are some similar patterns still around. Maybe you could do a ravelry search.

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