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Aug 5, 2019 21:49:06   #
welshkiwi
 
I was wondering if anyone can suggest a pattern I can use for a new Baby's shawl. From choice I would like to use fine wool and would prefer a lacey
pattern rather than a lot of garter stitch. This will be for my first Grand Niece so I want it to be special.I have searched the net without any success.
 
Aug 5, 2019 22:00:23   #
Beachgirl1000 (a regular here)
 
welshkiwi wrote:
I was wondering if anyone can suggest a pattern I can use for a new Baby's shawl. From choice I would like to use fine wool and would prefer a lacey
pattern rather than a lot of garter stitch. This will be for my first Grand Niece so I want it to be special.I have searched the net without any success.


First of all, please don't use wool. New moms want easy to care for items, and wool isn't. So I recommend a good quality acrylic.

Secondly, Ravelry is the place to search for patterns. Here's a start;

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/search#sort=best&inline=&query=Knit%20baby%20blanket%20lace
Aug 5, 2019 22:16:31   #
knit4ES (a regular here)
 
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sea-of-dreams-baby-blanket is lovely... classic
It is written for fingering yarn and several sizes....
Aug 5, 2019 22:58:54   #
Beachgirl1000 (a regular here)
 
knit4ES wrote:
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sea-of-dreams-baby-blanket is lovely... classic
It is written for fingering yarn and several sizes....


That is a pretty one! Too bad I don't have babies to knit for!
Aug 6, 2019 00:22:48   #
Becca (a regular here)
 
Lacy blankets not recommended for babies. Fingers and toes can get caught in holes. Blankets not advised for babies till older. Make hats and booties. Raining on your parade.
Aug 6, 2019 01:31:26   #
Beachgirl1000 (a regular here)
 
Becca wrote:
Lacy blankets not recommended for babies. Fingers and toes can get caught in holes. Blankets not advised for babies till older. Make hats and booties. Raining on your parade.


People don't use booties anymore. Socks are better. Even if blankets are not used until the baby is older, she can still make one now. As far as lace for a blanket is concerned, it depends on the lace pattern as to whether it's suitable. I noticed Prince William and Duchess Kate wrapped their babies in lace blankets.
And so did I. I don't remember having a problem with fingers and toes.
 
Aug 6, 2019 01:41:48   #
Nanamel14 (a regular here)
 
I like to use the old shale pattern for some blankets it's a easy pattern repeat for a nice effect
I do also like to use a chevon pattern for a "no hole" blanket which is good if you have a few colours to use
Aug 6, 2019 01:44:06   #
Nanamel14 (a regular here)
 
Beachgirl1000 wrote:
People don't use booties anymore. Socks are better. Even if blankets are not used until the baby is older, she can still make one now. As far as lace for a blanket is concerned, it depends on the lace pattern as to whether it's suitable. I noticed Prince William and Duchess Kate wrapped their babies in lace blankets.
And so did I. I don't remember having a problem with fingers and toes.




I agree I love lace blankets for babies, for a receiving blanket or to wrap and hold....not to use in the cradle etc
Oh yes socks tend to be more popular for babies as they stay on better
Aug 6, 2019 03:43:36   #
welshkiwi
 
Hi ladies
Many thanks for all your suggestions. I have had a quick check at Ravely. At the moment Sea-of-Dreams looks like the answer but I am going to have a good look before making the final decision. The baby will be born in the UK in February so a warm shawl will be needed.
Love to you all from New Zealand
Aug 6, 2019 07:20:02   #
annweb170
 
Becca wrote:
Lacy blankets not recommended for babies. Fingers and toes can get caught in holes. Blankets not advised for babies till older. Make hats and booties. Raining on your parade.

This has been said very many times but I have never seen any story about this being the case .Thousands of babies have been wrapped in lacy blankets , over the years , and I think this will continue .
Aug 6, 2019 07:20:24   #
betty boivin (a regular here)
 
Good luck , hope you find so ething you like, remember to post it!
 
Aug 6, 2019 07:29:35   #
marg 123 (a regular here)
 
http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting/patterns/baby/bubbles.html
Aug 6, 2019 09:11:22   #
RobbiD
 
welshkiwi wrote:
I was wondering if anyone can suggest a pattern I can use for a new Baby's shawl. From choice I would like to use fine wool and would prefer a lacey
pattern rather than a lot of garter stitch. This will be for my first Grand Niece so I want it to be special.I have searched the net without any success.


If you want something that is really, really special, I recommend Maybe Baby designs. Her shawl patterns are to die for, IMO. She has quite a selection in several weights of yarn.
https://www.maybebabydesigns.co.uk/

I made this one as a Christening shawl. It is an MMario Design. I made it with acrylic yarn.
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/queens-garden
https://www.ravelry.com/projects/RobbiDM/queens-garden
Aug 6, 2019 09:48:22   #
BobzMum (a regular here)
 
There are several shawls amongst these patterns, which are all free.
https://archive.org/details/knittingmagazines?and%5B%5D=firstTitle%3AP&sort=titleSorter&page=3

Simply click on the one you want, then select "Format of Choice" from the Options box, and save to your device.
Return to listing and repeat if you want others.
Aug 6, 2019 10:52:33   #
kdpa07734 (a regular here)
 
Anything with holes could catch the baby's fingers or toes. I make mine solid with a pattern in it... like diamonds, hearts...etc.
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