Blanket o' Rainbows
(Lawrence, KS, USA)
Please describe and tell us about your baby blanket.
This blanket was made in the depths of last winter, when we had snow on the ground from Christmas Eve straight through to the first day of Spring. It was made for my first baby, even though I wasn't pregnant yet at the time. (The kiddo is now due at the end of this month!)
What yarn and needles did you use and where did you get them? Why did you pick this yarn?
This was made on size 8 needles, which came from my local yarn store. I picked the yarn (Noro Matsuri in colorway #5) because of the beautiful colors, and because I liked the feel of the wool/cotton blend.
Tell us more about your design. Was it inspired by another pattern? Why did you pick those colors?
The pattern is the "Ribbons Baby Blanket" pattern by Evelyn Clark. The colors were in absolute response to the weather outside. We had such a dark, snowy winter last year--this was my bright spot.
Did you run into any problems when knitting your baby blanket? How long did it take you to knit?
This blanket is constructed by casting on just a few stitches for the center, then increasing with each round. Balancing the first 8 stitches or so on double pointed needles was a bit tricky! But once I got going it was a super easy pattern. I think it took me a few months to finish, but that was with other projects interspersed in between.