Cadie's Color Wheel
by Kristy DeMoe
(Marine Corps Base Butler, Okinawa, Japan)
Cadie with her blanket
Please describe and tell us about your baby blanket.
I wanted to make a blanket for my daugther that wasn't a typical "baby" blanket, but something she could enjoy for years to come. This blanket is bright and "cool" and while it fits in her crib, can still be used by her older siblings as well.
What yarn and needles did you use and where did you get them? Why did you pick this yarn?
I used Knit Picks Zephyrs #6s and Knit Picks Palette held double for this project. I chose Palette because I wanted a good soft wool, and Palette had tons of colors to choose from. I knew I wanted a lot of colors and they offered the best selection .
Tell us more about your design. Was it inspired by another pattern? Why did you pick those colors?
I chose the "Curve of Pursuit" by Wooly Thoughts because it had the potential to be stunning and I wanted a square blanket. The tilting square design is also one I drew a lot as a child while doodling, so it had some sentimental value as well. I wanted to do something different with the pattern than what I had seen before. The colors I chose represent the changing seasons, spring, summer, winter, and fall.
Did you run into any problems when knitting your baby blanket? How long did it take you to knit?
I didn't have any problems knitting this blanket, was an easy straightforward pattern, and the hardest part was picking the colors. The blanket took me about 6 months to finish, but I worked on lots of other projects at the same time, and only worked on this one at night.
Anything else you'd like to share about your baby blanket or knitting in general?
Knitting is a wonderful stress releiver for me. I love that I can make something tangible from just string, and it be useful and beaufiul at the same time. It's great because anybody can pick up to sticks and some yarn make something wonderful.