Dawn Budge's baby blankets

Dawn Budge

Materials:

Knitting needles
Wool

Description of your project:

'Myself and my wonderful work colleagues on The Victoria Wing at Nuffield Health Woking Hospital in Woking, crafted together to produce these adorable baby blankets for our colleagues, one having twins and the other her first baby.'

How you made your project:

'From the prolific knitters, to those who had to be taught knitting for the first time or those who contributed a square made on their behalf by a relative. It was a fantastic effort and we were delighted to present gifts made with love by us all...heirlooms.

I asked for squares using double knit wool which could be washable. Any colour and design. 33st were cast on and knitted in any stitch pattern until squared. The border was knitted in long strips of cable edge (right side k8 p2, k2 p8, c8 p2, k2 p8, k8 p2, k2 p8). Each blanket was 5 x 5 squares, and backed with plain winceyette.'

Where you got your inspiration from:

'A small group decided to knit squares that could be sewn together to form a beautiful blanket from us collectively. The idea grew and by the end of the project the whole team had contributed.'

Overall cost:

'The cost of each blanket, impossible to say but £5 for metre square winceyette, oddments of wool random costs, cotton to sew backing and bags and bags of love.'






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