Friday, October 5, 2012

Blanket dimensions

Hi.  I am wondering what are the usual dimensions for blankets?  I know that they are decided when there is a need, but it seems like the dimensions are usually the same, only I can't remember what they are.  The thing is, I need to use up some of my stash, which is overflowing all of its containers.  I also want something quick and easy to do to keep my hands busy when I watch TV or drink my morning coffee.  Getting tired of knitting socks and baby sweaters (expecting twin grandsons any day now).  So I have started on a garter stitch-large needles-2-or-3-yarns-at-a-time blanket.  I have a width of 43 inches, which could be the length, if that is too large.  If I make it too small, I can always pick up stitches to add a border.  I just need a rough guideline.  If we never need a blanket again, I'll just keep it.  (No, the babies won't need any blankets--their mom has lots, and I would never expect a mom of twins and a toddler to hand-wash anything).  The blanket is turning out really pretty and very warm.  I just need to know when to stop.  :-)

2 comments:

PghCathy said...

I was certain the dimensions were on the a4A website, but didn't see them there. So then I went to some of the old blog postings. My oh my! There's a lot of posts to look through. Only 1 I saw was for baby blankets for CURE and they wanted 30" x 30". That was a specific request.
Sorry I can't help...Ann or Elizabeth will have come to your rescue.

Elizabeth D said...

Please, everybody, don't start knitting blankets!! We really don't know what's coming next, and I'd hate to have somebody see this conversation and think it means blankets will be on the list next time.

While I wait for the next campaign to begin, I either knit for other organizations (in the U.S., so mail time is short) or stack up mittens. If it turns out A4A won't need mittens when the next campaign is announced, I mail them somewhere in the northern US -- takes 2 or 3 days, and people in the north are very happy to wear wool (it's warmer, really).

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