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Sunshine Day Baby Throw
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Welcome the newest addition to your family with this delightful Sunshine Day Baby Throw. This simple knitted baby blanket will add a splash of color to any room and is sure to be a favorite. The random dashes of color in this easy baby blanket pattern are caused by knitting with two different colored yarns at the same time. The use of multiple yarns makes this blanket twice as warm. This project is perfect for beginning knitters; if you do a knit stitch, you can make this delightful throw.
Knitting Needle Size13 or 9 mm
Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
About 28 x 30 in. (71 x 76 cm)
LION BRAND VANNA’S CHOICE BABY (Art. #840)
- #157 Duckie 1 ball (A)
- #169 Sweet Pea 1 ball (B)
- #102 Aqua 1 ball (C)
- #138 Pink Poodle 1 ball (D)
- #139 Berrylicious 1 ball (E)
- or colors of your choice
LION BRAND COTTON-EASE (Art. #830)
- #194 Lime 1 ball (F)
- #123 Seaspray 1 ball (G)
- #112 Berry 1 ball (H)
- #103 Blossom 1 ball (I)
- #186 Maize 1 ball (J)
- or colors of your choice
- LION BRAND knitting needles size 13 (9 mm)
- LION BRAND large-eyed blunt needle
10 stitches and 14 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Stockinette stitch (knit on right side, purl on wrong side) with 2 strands of yarn held together.
BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.
Throw is knit with 2 strands of yarn held together throughout.
With 1 strand each of A and F held together, cast on 70 stitches. Work in Stockinette stitch (knit on right side, purl on wrong side) in the following color sequence:
14 rows with 1 strand each of A and F held together.
10 rows with 1 strand each of B and F held together.
6 rows with 1 strand each of C and G held together.
12 rows with 1 strand each of D and G held together.
14 rows with 1 strand each of E and H held together.
12 rows with 1 strand each of A and H held together.
12 rows with 1 strand each of B and I held together.
12 rows with 1 strand each of C and I held together.
6 rows with 1 strand each of D andJ held together.
5 rows with 1 strand each of E and J held together.
Bind off loosely.
Weave in ends.
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Jul 17, 2020
I absolutely hate mixing fibers in a project, when its washed, the cotton will shrink and the acrylic will stretch and it just never looks the same after and can't be repaired.
Sep 01, 2017
Your site is a source of inspiration all year round. This baby blanket using leftover yarns was made with a baby boy in mind. Thanks for giving me so many ideas.
Jan 27, 2017
So gorgeous and exactly what I have been looking for! A friend has just welcomed baby boy Billy into the world and I am wanting to make something for him. With winter coming this is going to be just perfect (our winters in South Africa are quite mild). I love the colors they have used and will probably use a few of those mixed in with yarns I already have.
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Aug 06, 2016
My Daughter has knitted this it's gorgeous.
May 30, 2014
Good Evening, Just wondered if some-one could help me. I have tons of POUND OF LOVE yarn by LION BRAND and I was wondering if I can MIX VANNA'S CHOICE YARN WITH IT? I hope to KNIT it in a GARTER Stitch so that it will go faster. I hope to Cast On 90 Stitches so it is a Little Bigger. Also, why are we mixing VANNA'S CHOICE YARN WITH COTTON EASE YARN? Thank you for your help in advance.
Aug 10, 2014
yes, you could mix the Vanna's choice and pound of love together. As far as mixing the two types of yarn that's something only the designer could answer, personally I don't like mixing cotton with acrylic because when it comes time to wash it the cotton will shrink and the acrylic will not. I expect that it probably has something to do with texture. Garter stitch will go faster, but you probably won't be able to get the gauge in garter stitch and you will not have a flat side with garter stitch either, both of these reason should be considered if you just give up on the pattern and go your own way. hope this helps.
Apr 30, 2014
Love this idea! I made it but added a garter stitch border. Such fun using old yarn stash and picking colors-- like painting.
May 30, 2014
Good Evening, I wanted to know what yarns did Deekraus 6485777 use? What needles and how many stitches? I Love her idea of adding the Garter stitch border. I need to make a baby blanket and I wanted to follow her idea. Thank you for your help.
Apr 17, 2013
How do I print this one? Thank you.
Apr 04, 2013
Why stockinette stitch? Garter stitch is easier and faster and doesn't curl at the bottom the way the one in the photo does.
Aug 10, 2014
The gauge for the pattern is based on stocking stitch, so if you go with garter and abandon the pattern you probably won't be able to achieve the gauge and you will not have a flat side on the blanket-both of these need to be considered before abandoning the pattern and doing what you want. hope this helps.
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