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Aingeluv

by Christina Carroll
(St, Charles, MO, United States)

Please describe and tell us about your baby blanket.


There's just something so loving and kind about a Mother wrapping her child in a soft, warm, hand-knit baby blanket! As I waxed philosophical about the complexities of life and relationships, it only seemed right to make a beautiful blanket referencing the simplicity and complexity that makes a complete and fulfilling life. So…cabling it is! I couldn't help but use the xo cable as, when I was a child, my Mother used to put little notes in my lunch box signed xoxoxo!


What yarn and needles did you use and where did you get them? Why did you pick this yarn?

After agonizing over the entire baby yarn aisle at my local Hobby Lobby, touching every skein for softness, imagining every color, I decided upon using Baby Bee Hushabye Solid in Sugarplum. I wanted Mom to be able to easily machine wash the blanket, so I was very happy with the 50/50 composition of cotton/acrylic. I also really liked the heavy aran weight both for a warm blanket and easy workability. Due to the weight of the yarn, I chose to use my Brittany bamboo needles in size 10. These needles were purchased at Knit and Caboodle in St. Charles, MO.


Tell us more about your design. Was it inspired by another pattern? Why did you pick those colors?

I generally love cabling, so while I didn't reference any patterns or books in my design process, I really consider every cabling project out there an inspiration to me! While I do love cabling, I also love the simplicity of a baby's blanket, so I left a considerable amount of space between the cables.

Sugarplum is a lovely lavender color and, therefore, isn't necessarily gender specific.


Did you run into any problems when knitting your baby blanket? How long did it take you to knit?

I didn't run into any problems while knitting the pattern. That being said, I am not at all trained as to how to write my own pattern. So, it was quite a bit of concentration, reasoning and forethought to be sure that my final product matched my vision. It was interesting to me how much mental calculation was involved in making sure that stitch counts were even and the cabling patterns were placed in a mathematically balanced location. I thoroughly enjoyed not only the process of creating the design, but also loved seeing my ideas become reality. Once I got to knitting it took me about a month the knit the blanket.

Anything else you'd like to share about your baby blanket or knitting in general?

As stated above, I truly enjoyed this process. As I knitted the blanket, feeling the soft yarn in my hands, enjoying the warm weight of the blanket covering my lap, seeing my ideas materialize, I knew that any Mother would be happy to lovingly wrap her child in this baby blanket. Thank you for this opportunity.





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May 30, 2015
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Would love to have the pattern for this blanket. Could you please tell me where to find it.


May 30, 2015
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Would love to have the pattern for this blanket. Could you please tell me where to find it.


Jan 31, 2014
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Where can we find the pattern for this blanket?

Jul 31, 2013
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Could you share the pattern with us?

Thank you!
-Molly

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