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Sheepishly Cute Baby Blanket

by Heather

Please describe and tell us about your baby blanket.

This is a sweet baby blanket featuring a sheep motif with fair isle banding that incorporates all things farm. Lots of colors make it a playful blanket. Adding a fabric backing hides all those color floats and woven in ends.

What yarn and needles did you use and where did you get them? Why did you pick this yarn?
I used US8 needles (long circular for portability). I chose KnitPicks Swish Worsted for the yarn because it is machine washable and it comes it such a fantastic selection of colors.

Tell us more about your design. Was it inspired by another pattern? Why did you pick those colors?
The design was for a good friend and fellow knitter. Because she is a knitter and spinner I wanted to do something special that would be unique to her so I knew I wanted sheep. I saw so many sweet sheep things online but loved ones that incorporated fair isle motifs. The colors and intricacy in the patter make it feel so much more adult and baby all at the same time. I liked incorporating other farm aesthetics like the orchard trees with the sheep in the fair isle banding.

Did you run into any problems when knitting your baby blanket? How long did it take you to knit?
I did several practice swatches with the sheep to make sure I had an appropriate tension on the floating colors. I also found that to make it simpler, I gauged how much yarn of each color I needed for all the sections and cut smaller lengths to work with. Each sheep was its own cut length of white yarn and so on. It took several months to complete but I would think it could easily be knit in a month. I had several projects going at the same time.

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

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Mar 31, 2014
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by: ThemKnits

The pattern for this blanket is all color coded charts with written instruction for setup. The way it is laid out makes it very easy to modify or pull out individual charts for using in other pieces. I'm glad you all like it!
You can find the pattern in my shop @ It is also available on Ravelry.

Mar 31, 2014
Cute blanket NEW
by: Neena

Where can I get the pattern for this stunning blanket

Mar 02, 2014
Is A diagram available for this baby blanket? NEW
by: Anonymous

I have a friend who would absolutely love the basics of this design. Her baby's Room will be an on the farm theme.

Feb 22, 2011
I am in love!
by: Anonymous

This is absolutely gorgeous! I cannot wait until it becomes available.

Jan 18, 2011
What a great pattern!
by: Jen Bush

This is a perfect little blanket! Very well thought-out pattern and absolutely beautiful!

Jan 13, 2011
Beautiful Design
by: Noni

I was very fortunate to be able to see Heather go through the design process on this blanket. The level of thought put into each element was extraordinary! Not only is the design extremely cute, right down to the one black sheep looking at you, but the color choices are spot on! This blanket would be wonderful for girls or boys. Just too adorable!

Jan 13, 2011
A fantastic blanket!
by: Michael-Lyn

Baby Max loves his sheepy blanket and uses it all the time! Not only is the pattern super cute, the yarn and construction of the blanket have held up very well. After about 8 months of steady use and washing it still looks great! Would be a cherished blanket for any worthy baby, and you would endear yourself to the mom forever :) Thank you so much Heather!

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