Monday, June 28, 2010

A gift blanket

I'm pleased and relieved to have finished some knitting. It seems ages since I've completed anything.

Blanket 1

This is a very un-tweedy version of Brooklyn Tweed's 'Tweed Baby Blanket'. Such a good pattern. It's a simple feather-and-fan edging on a square of diagonally knitted garter stitch - a sort of variation on traditional Hap blankets. Like all Brooklyn Tweed patterns it's very well-written - clear, sequential, and with just enough elaboration on the pattern to give you assurance at every step. I've made some modifications and cast on more stitches because I've used a thinner yarn than the original pattern.

Blanket 2

I've knitted the blanket for my daughter's good friend who lives in Spain and is expecting a baby girl in the Northern autumn. I've chosen to use Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury 4 ply, partly because it results in a very Australian gift, but also because the Luxury yarn is soft and drapey and machine washable. I've used 3.5mm needles which results in a snuggly texture for a blanket.

The blanket is silvery grey and mauve (not blue as the photographs make it seem), which is a colour combination I keep coming back to for babies and little girls.

Blanket 3

I'm sure I'll come back to this perfect pattern again.

8 comments:

Rose Red said...

It's just lovely Lyn. I love silvery grey on babies!

Sel and Poivre said...

What a beautiful job and what a thoughtful gift! That colour combination is one I just might have to "steal" for my next baby girl gift!

Probably Jane said...

Lovely to see this project finished having met it in real life. It's just right.

Luni said...

Gorgeous!

Barbara said...

What a splendid shade of grey! I am getting such joy from your blog. Every day offers a different experience. Thank you.

bellsknits.com said...

that's it. I simply have to make one. next time a baby's coming I need to prepare for, that's the project! It's beautiful Lyn - thanks for the inspiration!

drkknits said...

it just divine! so beautifully knitted, and such lovely colours. lucky baby!

Brenda Stice said...

Is the pattern still available? The link doesn't work for me :( what a gorgeous blanket!