Monday, July 25, 2011

FEATHER AND FAN BABY CAR SEAT WRAP

I continue to knit for the soon-to-be-born-babies of my co-workers.
 This little car seat blankie/wrap was made with Bernat Cottontots yarn from my yarn stash.  It's been perfect to knit and crochet with during the recent heat wave.  It is a very soft yarn that becomes even softer once it's washed and dried on low. The blanket/wrap is not too big, so it will be easy for Mom to handle. Later it could be a little doll blanket!

I have amassed a nice stash of cotton yarn over the years. It's a great feeling to be able to make something from that yarn stash of mine! Most of the Cottontots was purchased on sale or with coupons from Michael's and Hobby Lobby. When the price of cotton began to increase I saved a lot of money buying a little of this, a little of that, a little here, a little there...
Do you like my rationalization?

The stitch pattern is worked across the row 4 times and there is a 4 stitch Garter Stitch border on each side. I suggest using a stitch marker on each side to denote the borders. 

FEATHER AND FAN BABY CAR SEAT WRAP
Length: 29 inches
Width:  19 inches
Yarn: Bernat Cottontots/colors: (A)Grape Berry, (B) Lovely Lilac, (C)Very Berry, (D) Wonder White. One ball in each color. Choose the colors that work best for your baby!
Needle size: #8 circular-24 inch length
Stitch Markers: 2

 With Color A, C/O 80 stitches and knit 4 rows.

(RS) Row 1: K4, Place Marker, knit to last 4 stitches, Place Marker, K4.
(WS)Row 2: K 4, pass marker, purl across to last 4 stitches, pass marker, K4
(RS) Row 3: K4, PM, *(K2TOG x 3) (YO, K1 x 6)(K2TOG x3)** repeat from * to**, until marker, PM, K4
(WS) Row 4: K4, pm, k across, pm, k4.
Continue working with Color A until you reach end of the ball. For me, that worked out to be about 9 wavey ridges facing the Right Side. Attach Color B, and continue in pattern, repeating 4 Row pattern until you have finished Colors B, C, and in the case of  Color D, worked Row 4, followed by 3 rows Garter Stitch and Binding Off. Let me know if there are any errors or the pattern is unclear.

6 comments:

Susan said...

what a great pattern ! I love the look of feather and fan ! Just the right size for car seat !

Deb said...

What a beautiful pattern. It's a great idea making something for care-seat. Thanks for sharing the pattern.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this sweet little blankie pattern.
I will be knitting up several of these for newborns.
Dorothy

Char said...

Do you have a hole in the blanket for the seat belts to be put through?

kathyatthebeach said...

I'm just a beginner but want to try this. Understand all the instructions but PM. What is PM?
Kathy

THE KNITORIOUS MRS. B said...

PM is abbreviated for "Pass Marker". Move the marker to the other needle as done before. Give it a try and have fun! Would love to see what you make!