Please describe and tell us about your baby blanket.
The blanket is a great pattern - Luca Baby Blanket - because it is simple enough for any beginner/intermediate knitter to work through but interesting enough to keep you knitting
What yarn and needles did you use and where did you get them? Why did you pick this yarn?
I used Vanna's Choice yarn because my friend just tosses everything into the wash - The needles were the size for gauge (a 6mm was my choice)
Tell us more about your design. Was it inspired by another pattern? Why did you pick those colors?
It was from the Luca Blanket pattern - I chose grey because it is not a baby colour and the child won't out-grow it. Also we didn't know the gender so this works well with Boy or Girl colours. I had 5 balls to use and stopped at 4 because I ran out of time - 5, with my guage, would've made a nice sized square
Did you run into any problems when knitting your baby blanket? How long did it take you to knit?
I got distracted by other projects so it took a while but it should knit up in a couple of weeks if you work at it. The trick is to count carefully so you don't miss a cable row (which I did a few times and ended up pulling back to fix)
Anything else you'd like to share about your baby blanket or knitting in general?
Aim to make projects that challenge you in some way but don't be over confident and try for too much too soon - if you start with something too big/too difficult you'll get discouraged and not want to keep knitting... and remember that you are learning and practicing and that it's okay if you don't like your first projects!
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