Please describe and tell us about your baby blanket.
This turned out an extra warm, extra soft and thick blanket perfect for the stroller or cold floor. It was a gift to my new sweet friend Gram.
What yarn and needles did you use and where did you get them? Why did you pick this yarn?
I used Mission Falls 1824 wool in Stone and Ebony on 4mm and 4.5mm needles. I like the feel of Mission Falls yarns as well as the way they knit up.
Tell us more about your design. Was it inspired by another pattern? Why did you pick those colors?
The knitted front here is from Mission Falls "Wee Knits" pattern book. I didn't like the look of the backside so I added an ultra soft and cushy black fleece to the back, sort of quilting it to the top with a chain stitch around each knittted black spot with the black wool. This helped smooth the look of the edges around the spots on the frontside and keeps the layers together neatly. I added the contrasting decorative running stitch on the backside only and finished the edges with a blanket stitch.
Did you run into any problems when knitting your baby blanket? How long did it take you to knit?
Starting in the middle and working outward
when attaching the two sides is important if you want to hide your knots. I have no idea how long it took me to finish up. I knit the front and then set the project aside for such a long time I couldn't guess. Then, figuring out how I wanted the back to look and how to best accomplish it happened in fits and starts too.
Anything else you'd like to share about your baby blanket or knitting in general?