Cosy Pram Cover - knitted
There maybe just enough time to knit a simple cover if you can get over the dramatic sixties colour scheme. [I'm sure you can choose your own combinations].
The pattern uses DK weight yarn with 2 strands held together.
Motif (make 12)
Using main shade (M) cast on 96 stitches and work 11 rows in garter stitch (every row knit but slip the first stitch of every row).
Next row: Sl1, k7, slip these 8 stitches on to a thread; k4, increase in the next stitch, (k9, increase in next stitch) 7 times; k5; slip the next 8 stitches on to a thread (88 sts).
Joining in contrast (C) as required and work in pattern as follows:
1st row: Sl1, k2C, *
k4M, k2C, repeat from * to last stitch,
These 8 rows form the pattern.
Continue in pattern until main part measures approximately 26½ inches
ending with a 2nd pattern row.
Borders and finishing
With wrong side facing, rejoin M to the 8 border stitches on left
side and work in garter stitch until Border measures 26 inches from cast-on
edge, ending with wrong side facing.
Sew remaining Border in position.
A word on the wool.
The original yarn was bri-nylon - famous for its hard wearing properties and luminous colour ranges. Although "bri-nylon" is not very marketable now, modern acrylic yarns are a worthy replacement being soft yet robust with a wide choice of colours.
You could also consider knitting a single strand in a heavier weight yarn - Aran, worsted, even chunky. However you would need to knit a tension square in the pattern stitches.