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Jun 15, 2013 09:00:47   #
loveknitting
 
Has anyone made the knit baby blanket Serenity by Laura Wilson-Martos? I have the the pattern and would like to try it. If anyone has done it please let me know. Loveknitting
 
Jun 15, 2013 09:18:21   #
fergablu2 (a regular here)
 
This one?

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/serenity-2

No.


Jun 15, 2013 11:41:34   #
loveknitting
 
yes this is the one.
Jun 15, 2013 11:48:08   #
dissi
 
Nope but d/l the pattern for my grandbaby chest :)
Jun 16, 2013 10:30:26   #
sutclifd
 
I don't have children -- so here's a question for those who knit and have babies. I knitted a feather and fan baby blanket for a very good friend -- who never ever used it (not even once to take a picture). I finally found out that she didn't use it because she was afraid the baby would get her little fingers caught in the holes in the pattern. I was heart broken. Is is really a possibility that the baby might have been harmed somehow? I've avoided making baby blankets since them since the plain ones are so boring usually.

By the way, that is a beautiful blanket! Best of luck with it! Pictures when completed???
Jun 16, 2013 11:49:24   #
maur1011
 
sutclifd wrote:
I don't have children -- so here's a question for those who knit and have babies. I knitted a feather and fan baby blanket for a very good friend -- who never ever used it (not even once to take a picture). I finally found out that she didn't use it because she was afraid the baby would get her little fingers caught in the holes in the pattern. I was heart broken. Is is really a possibility that the baby might have been harmed somehow? I've avoided making baby blankets since them since the plain ones are so boring usually.

By the way, that is a beautiful blanket! Best of luck with it! Pictures when completed???
I don't have children -- so here's a question for ... (show quote)


Yes, babies can get their fingers caught in the holes in lacy blankets. Generally, I held onto these blankets until they were old enough to know enough to not do it. Solid knits can be boring, but there are other patterns out there (basketweave, soft as a cloud by lionbrand) that were still interesting and pretty to knit.

This has been discussed before on this site for anyone who wants to read more, but parents are also reminded that they should check the inside of the feet of sleepers (all-in-ones) for loose threads that can tangle little toes.
 
Jun 16, 2013 20:03:55   #
elly69
 
sutclifd wrote:
I don't have children -- so here's a question for those who knit and have babies. I knitted a feather and fan baby blanket for a very good friend -- who never ever used it (not even once to take a picture). I finally found out that she didn't use it because she was afraid the baby would get her little fingers caught in the holes in the pattern. I was heart broken. Is is really a possibility that the baby might have been harmed somehow? I've avoided making baby blankets since them since the plain ones are so boring usually.

By the way, that is a beautiful blanket! Best of luck with it! Pictures when completed???
I don't have children -- so here's a question for ... (show quote)


baby booties and mittens also need to be checked for loose threads especially ones imported from overseas makers
Jun 17, 2013 09:42:55   #
SammieV
 
I just finished the heritage baby blanket for my grandson. The size, however, is more for a crib blanket. At least the one I made is. It's much easier to knit than it looks. The link is to ravelry. No holes for little fingers.

http://www.knitculture.com/our-blog/category/free-patterns/blankets/
Jun 17, 2013 16:03:25   #
Marny CA
 
The Serenity Blanket is beautiful ... now I am really worried about Tree of Life for a baby. Maybe that's another reason why I haven't mailed the blanket.

Anyone else do Tree of Life for a baby?
Jun 17, 2013 18:21:17   #
loveknitting
 
I have done 3 "Tree of Life" baby blankets.
Jun 18, 2013 12:09:08   #
Crochetnknit (a regular here)
 
My grandmother taught me to knit and crochet when I was 8. She made baby blankets with all sorts of patterns and then lined them. She hand sewed the material with a slip stitch. So, the material side down, the baby can't get hand (fingers) caught. I did a granny square blanket and bought a piece of flannel backing in a print the same colors as the knitted piece.

I still have the blanket she did for me. It went to my brother, then three first cousins, then back to me for my two boys and I kept it for my grandchildren, if I ever have them. The boys are not cooperating <grin>.
 
Jun 19, 2013 00:42:04   #
RachelL
 
maur1011 wrote:
Yes, babies can get their fingers caught in the holes in lacy blankets. Generally, I held onto these blankets until they were old enough to know enough to not do it. Solid knits can be boring, but there are other patterns out there (basketweave, soft as a cloud by lionbrand) that were still interesting and pretty to knit.

This has been discussed before on this site for anyone who wants to read more, but parents are also reminded that they should check the inside of the feet of sleepers (all-in-ones) for loose threads that can tangle little toes.
Yes, babies can get their fingers caught in the ho... (show quote)


My son told me that one morning their 8-mth-old son woke up screaming and both parents rushed in, picked him and his blanket up and when the baby didn't stop crying they took a closer look. The blanket's lacey hole had somehow twisted itself on my GS's finger and the finger was purple. They cut the blanket off the baby's finger and now won't use any blanket with any 'lace' pattern to it.
 
          
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