Knitted baby shawl

Knitted baby shawl

by minij » Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:41 pm

Well I am afraid that I havn't been on the forum much recently :oops: as some of you may remember I am expecting my first grandchild at the beginning of December. I am about half way through a cross stitch Christmas stocking (will post a pic later), I am going to start a baby sampler but recently I have been spending most of my time knitting a shawl. It has taken me far longer than I expected but partly due to the fact that the inner blackberry stitch border I made a mistake in and had to undo not sure of the equivalent to :anotherfrog: 58cm :doh:. Anyway it is now finished so thought I would show you a couple of pics. Sorry pics are so big but I still havn't worked out how to make them smaller :roll: Forgot to say it's a square shawl just folded it diagonally for the pic
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This one is a cloe up so you can see the ribbon and stitches better
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Re: Knitted baby shawl

by meerkat » Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:57 pm

That is absolutely gorgeous minij..so many beautiful stitches :wub: what a truly lovely gift for your expected grandchild
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Re: Knitted baby shawl

by felicity53 » Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:05 pm

Magnificent shawl. lucky baby!
 
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Re: Knitted baby shawl

by rcperryls » Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:25 pm

:applesauce: beautiful

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Re: Knitted baby shawl

by crafterglen » Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:47 pm

I have knitted dozens of baby shawls and I have to say that this one is nothing short of beautiful, I have never seen this one, could I ask what make of pattern and the number is please? What thickness of wool? Beautiful is not enough, it is perfect, i know the new mum will love it and get lots of comments about the shawl, and have fun with the new grand child, they grow up so quickly, don't miss a second.
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Re: Knitted baby shawl

by karen4bells » Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:25 pm

:wub: :wub: :wub: That is outstanding! What a masterpiece. I love the design and can tell that it took a lot of hours to complete! What a lucky baby!!! :applesauce: :applesauce: :applesauce:
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Re: Knitted baby shawl

by Squirrel » Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:09 am

That is absolutely spectacular minij and all that blackberry stitch too. You are a queen of knitting thats for sure. It is going to be so admired and I know Baby's mum will love it.

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Re: Knitted baby shawl

by Mabel Figworthy » Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:46 am

That is absolutely gorgeous :applesauce: !
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Re: Knitted baby shawl

by minij » Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:25 pm

Thank you all so much for the lovely comments :D

crafterglen The pattern is from Patons Baby Shawls collection 2 it has a number on the booklet PBNA000-01004 the pattern says to knit in 3 ply, but I used 4ply so it just came up a bit larger which is what I wanted.
This is the book it's the 'Rib and lace with blackberry stitch' on the outer border you are meant to drop 2 stitches all the way round but after trying it on a test piece I decided that I didn't like it so threaded ribbon through instead.
http://www.hcscrafts.co.uk/item/Patons_Fairytale_2_3_4_Ply_Baby_Shawls_Collection_2_01004/13726" target="_blank" target="_blank
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Re: Knitted baby shawl

by benceagi » Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:57 pm

This is so beautiful! Congratulations, it must have been a huge work. :applesauce: :applesauce: :applesauce:
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Re: Knitted baby shawl

by tiffstitch » Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:29 pm

omg! that is gorgeous!!! beautiful work. :applesauce:
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Re: Knitted baby shawl

by crafterglen » Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:12 pm

Thank you so much for the info Mimij
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Re: Knitted baby shawl

by pattiebelle » Sat Aug 13, 2011 12:14 am

so beautiful!

i never learned to knit, but i have crocheted. your work is magnificent.

congratulations on the new grandbaby... :D
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Re: Knitted baby shawl

by Cecilia » Sat Aug 13, 2011 10:34 am

Maude is right! That will become a great family heirloom. It's beautiful! :applesauce:
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Re: Knitted baby shawl

by minij » Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:22 am

Thank you all so much, I feel quite chuffed by all your wonderful comments. :D I will give it to them in a couple of weeks time as I have a few friends who want to see the finished result before I pass it on. Now I really must get on with starting the baby sampler I will be stitching Teddies and kittens from Dimensions and just adding the details after baby is born. I thought this be be suitable for a boy or a girl. Picture in a new thread soon :roll:
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Re: Knitted baby shawl

by meerkat » Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:50 am

A great choice for a sampler :applesauce: the teddy looks very cuddly :)
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Re: Knitted baby shawl

by Nachstenliebe » Sun Aug 14, 2011 1:32 pm

:wub: Amazing work!! It looks so beautiful
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Re: Knitted baby shawl

by Squirrel » Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:44 pm

That is so lovely Miniji , just love those kittens peeping out. Looking forward to seeing progress on this one.

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Re: Knitted baby shawl

by rcperryls » Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:25 am

That is a wonderful sampler. I am going to enjoy watching your progress on this one.

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Re: Knitted baby shawl

by thompson33 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:14 pm

Hello there,
What a beautiful shawl you have made.
Really Amazing!!!
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