Posts Tagged baby

Madalyn Rae Baby Afghan Pattern

My friends, Mandy and John, are expecting their first child– a baby girl to be named Madalyn Rae who was scheduled to arrive on Feb. 17, 2012.  Her appearance, while still forthcoming, gives me the perfect opportunity to knit this five-color baby afghan for her.  Its vintage chevron design is all the rave and pleasing enough for new parents and new parents-to-be with discriminating taste.  Notes for a baby boy’s afghan are included.


Madalyn Rae Baby Afghan* (Click on link for PDF Copy of patte

*Sorry, pattern is no longer available at this site.  You may purchase this pattern at for $1.99 USD.

DIFFICULTY  Beginner to Advanced

YARN  Loops and Threads Impeccable in Forest (A): 298 yds, Butterscotch (B): 54 yds, Lavender (C): 221 yds, Pumpkin (D): 114 yds, Soft Rose (E): 298 yds, or any worsted weight yarn.

GAUGE  18.5 sts and 17 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch on US 10.

NEEDLES  US 10 (6mm)- 29-inch (74cm) or longer  Circular Needle; Or any size to obtain gauge.

NOTIONS  Row counter (optional),  tapestry needle.

FINISHED SIZE  Approximately 33” x 45” (84 cm x 114 cm).

For a baby boy’s afghan, replace colors C with Chocolate and E with Aqua.  Blanket may be shortened or lengthened by changing the sequence repeats.


blco or Backward Loop Cast On


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Wordless Wednesday– Baby Boy Hats

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Baby Girl Hats Knitting

Lately, I’ve been keeping busy with baby projects–hats to be exact.  They were a much needed cold-weather accessory for the 5-month old whom I’ve knitted a hat a few weeks ago.  It was a quick project and the reward is a priceless warm thank you text message from her mom.  🙂

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Classic Elite Yarns Give-away and LYS Yarn Knitting

I thought that I’d take a short break from designing and instead take this opportunity to share the give-away that Classic Elite Yarns is having.  They call it “LYS (for “Love Your Shop”) Promotion.”  It’s purpose is to show support to your local yarn shop (originally LYS, for short), by spending at least $40 on yarns, books, and patterns (sorry, other supplies do not count) between November 1 and December 15.  Those who do will get a pattern book and three mini-skeins of Classic Elite Yarn.  For details click on the link above or on the flyer below:

Anyway, to show my support to one of my LYS, I started knitting a few hats to give to four adorable kids.  I know, what a change from constantly designing for teens and adults, but I’m very glad I to have done so.  Here they are:

5-month old's hat

4-year old's hat

6-year old's hat

8-year old's hat

I’ve also been knitting some neckwarmers from yarns I got from another LYS, but I’m saving that for the next post. 🙂

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