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pink sunrise blanket

by Jessica Jones
(New Orleans, LA, USA)

pink Evie blanket

pink Evie blanket

pink Evie blanket Evie with blanket

Please describe and tell us about your baby blanket.

This is a big blanket for my one year old granddaughter

What yarn and needles did you use and where did you get them? Why did you pick this yarn?
I used a cotton/silk blend from my stash. The gorgeous pink, coral and yellow colorway is perfect for the little girl, and is very soft as well as machine washable! The needles are my Knitpicks Harmony interchangeables, my favorite lace knitting needles.

Tell us more about your design. Was it inspired by another pattern? Why did you pick those colors?
The pattern was the larger, crib size of the
Babys carseat blanket. It was clear to me that I'd need more yarn than called for to finish the large size, so I added some pink cotton sport weight from stash as a center panel.

Did you run into any problems when knitting your baby blanket? How long did it take you to knit?
As stated above, I had to add a different yarn, and invent a center panel in order to make the blanket as large as I wanted. The center lace stitch is from the Harmony guide of lace stitches. I just picked one that I thought would integrate well with the other pattern. And then finished with my second skein of the sunrise pinks. It took about a month to knit it -- it was a present for her first birthday!

Anything else you'd like to share about your baby blanket or knitting in general?
Is lovely to think of my granddaughter all snuggled up in a blanket knit just for her.

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