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Vintage Inspired Heirloom Blanket

by Diane S
(NY)

Please describe and tell us about your baby blanket.


This baby blanket was knit for a donation to a friend's auction. My friend's daughter, Jennifer is a Peace Core Volunteer in Burkina Faso in Africa. The auction was held to help Jennifer raise money to build a library in her village.




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

I knit this blanket on size 9 circular needles using 5 skeins of Lion Brand Nature's Choice Organic Cotton purchased at Michaels.
Since I did not know who would win this baby blanket at the auction, I chose this yarn because it is a soft organic cotton which is ideal for babies with sensitive skin or allergies to wool.




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

I based the design of this blanket on Barbara Walker's Fluted Rib Pattern from the book A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns. I especially like this pattern because when finished, the blanket has the same design on both sides, so it looks beautiful no matter how it is folded, swaddled or cuddled. I decided to knit the blanket in the color Almond because it is a neutral color, perfect for boy or girl.




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

I did not run into any problems while knitting this blanket. It took about three weeks to knit.


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

I really love looking through vintage knitting patterns and modifying them to make heirloom quality items for my family and friends.







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Jan 15, 2011
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Wonderful
by: Anonymous

It looks so soft and cuddly!

Jan 15, 2011
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Wonderful
by: Linda

I love the design and the colors, and that it is gender neutral. Just wonderful.

Jan 15, 2011
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Wonderful
by: Linda

I love the design and the colors, and that it is gender neutral. Just wonderful.

Jan 14, 2011
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Blanket
by: Linda B

Interesting pattern. I loved your choice of yarn in case baby had sensitive skin.

Jan 12, 2011
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Just Gorgeous!
by: Anonymous

I love it! Perfect colors and a beautiful heirloom.

Jan 12, 2011
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Love old-fashioned things
by: Anonymous

I love vintage clothing and room decor and this blanket is quite reminiscent of such things!

Jan 11, 2011
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Something to cherish!
by: Sally

A Beautiful heirloom. This is the perfect blanket to be enjoyed and passed down through the years!

Jan 11, 2011
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Something to cherish!
by: Anonymous

A Beautiful heirloom. This is the perfect blanket to be enjoyed and passed down through the years!

Jan 11, 2011
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Very Pretty!
by: Emily

This blanket is beautiful! I would only hope to have one so nice when i have my baby.

Jan 11, 2011
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Not only BEAUTIFUL but SOFT!
by: Jeanette H

I saw and felt this blanket at an auction; not only was it beautiful but the yarn was soft too! Perfect for a new born baby.

Jan 11, 2011
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Stunning blanket!
by: Jonna Gallo

This is a true work-of-art, made all the more beautiful by the fact that it helped people in need. How I wish I could knit something like this!

Jan 11, 2011
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Stunning blanket!
by: Jonna Gallo

This is a true work-of-art, made all the more beautiful by the fact that it helped people in need. How I wish I could knit something like this!

Jan 11, 2011
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Beautiful
by: Linda

The blanket was beautiful. Thank you again for donating it for the auction. Thanks to people like you, the library was opened in October.

Jan 11, 2011
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Truly Heirloom looking
by: Lisa J Batterton

Very tastefully done...colors blend well, without over whelming you. Looks truly vintag.

Jan 11, 2011
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Lovely!
by: Tina

Beautiful! Truly looks like an heirloom!! I would love one for my son!

Jan 11, 2011
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Beautiful Vintage Blanket
by: Anonymous

I love this blanket! I would love to have something similar for upcoming baby gifts! It has a sophisticated, yet old world feel, and I love that the yarn is organic. Fabulous!!!

Jan 11, 2011
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Love it!
by: Anonymous

Such an adorable blanket!

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