Knitted blankets (Charity Knitting)

Monday, 23 March 2009

Renee's 90th birthday

We had been looking forward to going since we were invited. Aunt Renee was 90 on 3rd March and there was a surprise celebration for her on the 7th. An occasion such as this deserved a gift and we decided on a hand knitted lap blanket.

We travelled by train instead of by car, which added to the ‘holiday’ atmosphere seeing as Renee lives on the coast. The weather was kind to us all, with warm sunshine. We would recommend the B&B to everyone.

Renee enjoyed her day and held court extremely well. We were overjoyed to see her again – and looking so well – and also my cousin Val and her husband, and their friend Arthur. Everyone had worked hard to make a perfect day.

The blanket is made in brushed acrylic DK for warmth without weight, and machine washable. The 20 cm (8 inch) squares are knitted as squares and not as four triangles sewn together. The central stocking stitch leaves are on a garter stitch background. The border is garter stitch with mitred corners.


  1. Hi Pauline,

    Thanks for following my blog, the blanket is lovely, especially the little leaves!

  2. very pretty pauline - exactly the sort of thing I was thinking of when I designed the lovely silk scarf you made! how long did it take you?!

  3. Yes, Claire, I based the squares on your silk scarf only mine are bigger and have yarn over increases - and use a less luxurious yarn. The blanket took 3-4 weeks to make. I usually knit only in the evenings and each square took about an evening to knit (7pm-ish to 2am-ish). Then there was the sewing up, the border and sewing in ends.

    Thank you both for your kind comments.

  4. phew! lots of work - but it was well worth it.


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