Thursday, August 11, 2005
This is an old baby blanket pattern which I have shortened considerably and made into a face washer.
You will need 1 ball of Patons Velveteen and 1 pair of 4mm needles
tension: what tension, it doesn't matter
Cast on 4 stitches,
Knit 2, yfwd, knit to the end of the row.
Repeat this row until the required width of your washer.
Knit 1, knit 2 together, yfwd, k2 together and knit till the end of the row. Repeat this row until 4 stitches remain, cast off. Sew your cast on and cast off tails in and voila a facewasher.
I wrap one of these up with a nice soap or foam wash and you have a nice present for someone special.
Now if you would like to make a simple baby blanket or throw, just use this same pattern with whatever yarn you like and then look through any stitch pattern guide and find a nice lace pattern using about 6 - 10 sts and make it the length that when slightly stretched it will fit around the edge of the blanket and then sew it on. Or if you are one of those clever people who can crochet, you can make a nice trim around the edge. Bendigo Woollen mills 8ply machine washable yarn works well for baby blankets.
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