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Jadyn Blanket

by Megan Grewal
(Barrie, Ontario, Canada)

Jadyn Blanket #1

Jadyn Blanket #1

Jadyn Blanket #1 Full view of Jadyn Blanket Close up of nupps & Striping close up of corners

Please describe and tell us about your baby blanket.


I knit this blanket for my son, now 13 months old and named after my cousins daughter. I wanted a blanket that was warm, colourful, and that would help his sensory development. I also wanted a blanket that was easy and quick, but eye catching.

It is knit entirely in the round, from the center out, beginning with Judy's Magic cast on. It is rectangular, as opposed to the more common square shape. As I went, I added nupps for visual and texture effect. They are perfect for little fingers to fondle and grip. To finish off the blanket, I did an i-cord bind off, leaving a nice finished edge.


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

I chose a US7 (4.5mm) circular needles to give me a nice drapey fabric; good for tucking my son in :) For yarn, I chose Elann's Peruvian Highland Wool (from elann.com) and Cascade 220 (from my local yarn shop). There are 12 colours total, in a random striping pattern. I chose wool as it is warm, but breathes enough so that my son doesn't get too hot.


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

I knit a pair of socks using Judy's magic cast on and began using it in my mind for all different possibilities. I thought I would test it out on a much needed baby blanket. I also love knitting in the round, using random striping patterns, and i-cord is my favorite finishing for edges.


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

The only problem I ran into was knitting the i-cord edge a little too tightly. I would definitely go up a needle size and ease up on my tension. Otherwise, this was very easy and quick to knit. It took me approximately 8 hours total.


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

Knitting is my passion and I am a new designer. I love knitting for my 8 children and am always dreaming of new garments to knit for them :)







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Jun 20, 2015
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Jadyn Blanket NEW
by: Anonymous

Wow, that's a pretty cool looking blanket. I love it. Essay Writing Service

May 31, 2015
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Jadyn Blanket NEW
by: Amy Richard

You have made it with love and care thats why its very beautiful. Anything when made with feelings must be very special just like this blanket. You can go for superiorpapers.com review for the better options.

May 20, 2015
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Jadyn Blanket NEW
by: Joshua Michael

Color combination is very eyecatching. Its a fine and good looking blanket for a baby. After watching people making and knitting beautiful stuff for their kids, my urge to learn about knitting increases. I want to knit for my children too but I dont know how to knit. Hopefully from your instructions and catchyreviews, I will learn fast.

Mar 02, 2015
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by: Amty

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Dec 10, 2011
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Pattern available on Ravelry NEW
by: the_witty_knitter

This pattern is available here, on Ravelry:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/jadyns-blanket
Happy knitting!

Dec 09, 2011
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Pattern NEW
by: Anonymous

I would love to recreate this blanket. Is it possible to get a pattern and directions?

Jan 13, 2011
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Hats off to You
by: Susy

I love this blanket. it is vibrant and cuddly and just perfect in every way. I have been searching for a pattern to make a baby blanket for the grandson of a dear friend of mine and this is the most special one I have seen. I know that Jadyn will always love this blanket. I am not a very creative person, but I love to knit. I always need a pattern to follow and would so love to get this pattern if at all possible. Is it posted anywhere?

Jan 05, 2011
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So unique and beautiful!
by: Anonymous

Really great take on the baby blanket. Love the baubles. Hope your little one loves it!

Jan 04, 2011
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Fantastic
by: Anonymous

this is such a beautiful and unique creation which was obviously made with love and loads of talent .... I'm so impressed!
FIVE BIG FAT STARS!

Jan 04, 2011
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Awesome
by: Sus

Wow. This is beautiful. You are so talented.

Jan 04, 2011
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Keepsake
by: Chuck

Very nice blanket. Very pretty and something your child should cherish.

Jan 04, 2011
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Vibrant!
by: Tara

This is a beautiful blanket, very colorful! I bet it's warm and snuggly. What a blessed baby boy.

Jan 04, 2011
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Stunning
by: Anonymous

This is simply stunning. I'm really impressed.

Jan 04, 2011
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Beautiful!
by: Tamara

I wish I could knit for Grace like this!!
I might have to get you to teach me!

Jan 04, 2011
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BEST BABY BLANKET EVER!!!!!
by: Anonymous

WOW! It is a very UNIQUE and ASTONISHING blanket! Babies must just LOVE this blanket!!!

Jan 04, 2011
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Beautiful
by: Anonymous

I love this.

Jan 04, 2011
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I want one!!
by: Indy

I LOVE this!! Its sooo soft and snuggly, and ADORABLE!!

I love the stripping, as well as the nubs and the colours!

I would soooo knit these for my kids :)

Jan 04, 2011
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Awesome!
by: Anonymous

Lovely blanket! Knit me one?

Jan 04, 2011
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I feel like snuggling!
by: Krista

I feel like snuggling up with my baby just looking at this blanket! The little 'nubs' are awesome ...the whole thing is awesome really!
And seriously, with 8 kids? Is she trying to show us all up? Just kidding! Love it Meg!!!!

Jan 04, 2011
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I want one!!
by: Alana

I don't know maybe because I'm pregnant with my first and I love all things baby... Or I'm impressed because Meg finds time to knit with 8!!! I absolutely love this blanket and all it's features :). Great job & good luck with the contest!

Jan 04, 2011
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AWESOME!
by: Angel

Fantastic color choices for a baby, and I just love the little bubs for baby's curious and wandering hands.

Jan 04, 2011
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Awesome!
by: Mandikins

I love the random striping and the 'nubs'. Truly unique~

Jan 04, 2011
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Stunning
by: Anonymous

This is honestly the most unique and beautiful baby blanket I've seen. I want a HUGE one for my bed!

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