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Springtime Honeycomb Baby Blanket

by Mary
(Providence, RI)

Please describe and tell us about your baby blanket.

I found this pattern on Ravelry awhile back and was waiting patiently for another one of my friends to become pregnant. When I found out that two of my friends were expecting, I jumped at the chance to knit this blanket. I love it so much, I am sure that I will knit many more in the future. The great thing about the pattern is that it can easily be scaled up or down, and you can easily customize it by improvising your own border (like I did).

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

I used size 8 Addi Turbo circulars, which are the only brand of needles I use for straight knitting. I am not sure where I bought them, but it was most likely at my LYS, Fresh Purls in Providence, RI. The yarn I used was Knit Picks Shine Sport, in White, Butter, and Green Apple. I love this yarn, and I used the leftovers to knit a matching sweater! It is soft, easy to knit with, and perfect for baby items.

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

I did not design this pattern - I found it on Ravelry. I did improvise the border, to use up some leftover yarn and add interest to the edges. My color choices were inspired by another Ravelry user, although I love green so much that I probably would've come up with them on my own!

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

I don't remember running into any problems, other than figuring out how many stitches to pick up for the border (it came out a little wavy because I ended up picking up too many, but that's okay). The great thing about this pattern is that it looks more complicated than it is - it really is a cinch! It took me a few days less than a month to knit up, but I am a slow knitter and don't work on projects every day.

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

This blanket is a great pattern for both beginners and seasoned knitters, and I highly recommend it! For anyone who might be nervous about tackling a large project like a blanket, I think that this is a good starting project. Baby blankets and other knitted gifts are so thoughtful and loved by their recipients, and creating them will make you feel warm and fuzzy inside!

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