by Annemarie Beardsley
(Woodbridge, NJ, USA)
Please describe and tell us about your baby blanket.
This tree of life has blossomed out in roses! A cabled trunk from roots to branches with a crown of lovely little roses. Bands of more blossoms among rows of eyelets lead to a lacy, scalloped edge (with more roses) that is finished with picots. 45X45".
What yarn and needles did you use and where did you get them? Why did you pick this yarn?
Soft acrylic baby yarn for washability and no 3 circular needles.
Tell us more about your design. Was it inspired by another pattern? Why did you pick those colors?
I had dreamed up the little eyelet rose design and so a whole tree of roses and pink would be perfect for a baby girl!
Did you run into any problems when knitting your baby blanket? How long did it take you to knit?
Not really a problem but I had to figure out a way to balance the cabled trunk of the tree with an openwork near it.
Anything else you'd like to share about your baby blanket or knitting in general?
I loved this work, sweet and delicate for a little new human child.
And time is flying by when you love something - 5 weeks went by choosing stitches, counting, trying out - yes and ripping out and knitting again!
Baby, toddler or grandma would love this little afghan too!