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Oct. 22nd, 2012 04:03 pm
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Last year, I lost my daughter shortly after birth. I had knitted her a hat and blanket set. I felt fortunate that I had those on hand because it was extremely important to me to bundle her up in something cuddly and cozy. I have made the decision that every year, I will knit 2 sets, one for a boy, one for a girl, and donate them to the hospital to be given to families whose child has just passed. I will donate each set on her birthday. This year I have added booties to the set. I'm going to add the pattern for each (although I just kinda wing the blanket)here. Partly so that I don't lose them, partly so that if you choose, you can do the same thing in her honor.

Materials:
2 300g (LARGE) balls of Bernat baby blanket yarn (super bulky weight)
size 11 knitting needles
crochet hook to weave ends and seams

Bootie:
cast on 22
row 1,3,5 knit
row 2,4,6 purl
row 7 cast off 5 knit to end
row 8 cast off 5 purl to end
row 9 knit
row 10 purl
row 11 decrease one in knit, knit to end
row 12 decrease one in purl, purl to end
row 13 knit 2 together across row, ending with 5 stitches on needle
row 14 purl 2 together, purl 1, purl 2 together ending with 3 stitches on needle
pull yarn through 3 stitches, sew seams
turn down cuff and decorate with bow if wanted
repeat for second bootie

Hat:
Cast 19
row 1 slip one stitch knit wise. knit to end of row
row 2 knit 18. leave remaining unworked. turn
row 3 slip one stitch knitwise
row 4 knit 17, leave remaining unworked. turn
row 5 slip one stitch knit wise. knit to end.
row 6 knit 16. leave remaining unworked. turn
row 7 slip one stitch knit wise. knit to end.
row 8 knit to end of row (19 stitches).
repeat rows 1-8 7 more times (64 rows)
cast off. sew seams

Blanket:
cast on 75 to 105
alternate rows of knit and purl
work the yarn until either: you run out, or you are happy with the size of the blanket.
cast off. weave ends.
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