Wednesday, January 06, 2010


Ian, Angie, Seth & Max arrived in NYC yesterday from Wales for an 11-day visit.
Here are Ian & Angie wearing the scarves I made for them... but are still waiting for hats :-)

Sunday, January 03, 2010


FINALLY - my pattern for the FUNKY BABY BLANKET which I knit for Nicholas last year.
For 'normalcy'-sake I've changed the name of the Blanket to RIPPLE-RIDGE BABY BLANKET :-)

Copyright 2009 By Gloria Schamis

Multiples of 15+5

Yarn: worsted (or any yarn of your choiee)
Gauge: In my opinion an exact gauge is not important for a blanket
Needle: US#7 (or any size which with chosen yarn makes a pleasant feeling fabric in stockinette stitch)

CO 155

KNIT PATTERN: K2 (border sts), *K1, YO, K5, K2tog 2x, K5, YO* repeat between *’s to last 3 sts. K1, K2 (border sts).
K 1 row
Rows 1, 3 & 5 (wrong side) KNIT
Rows 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 & 18 (right side) work KNIT PATTERN
Rows 7, 9 & 11 (wrong side) K2, P to last 2 sts, K2
Rows 13, 15, 17 & 19 (wrong side) KNIT

Repeat rows 6 – 19 until desired length & end by working KNIT row.

NOTE: This blanket also looks great in a solid color. For ripple-ridges in a Contrasting Color (sample was done in different colors for each 8 row ripple-ridge)… work from the CO through row 11 in Main Color (sample was done in Orange). Change from Main Color on Row 12 through 19 either using one Contrasting Color or a different one for each set of Ridges as I did, always maintaining the 2 border stitches at the beginning and end of each row in the Main Color. For the Rows 6 through 19 repeats Rows 6 through 11 are done in Main Color with Rows 12 -19 in Contrasting Color always maintaining Main Color for the 2 border stitches.