May 01 2013
The last of the baby blankets for a little while at least! This one was fun; the mom-to-be requested pink and ombre. Since I wasn’t going to knit and then dye it myself, this was the compromise I came up with. I really hope she likes it!
Instead of my go-to Brava Bulky; I went with the worsted weight on this blanket. I used the worsted weight yarn, double-stranded to give the same bulky weight as before but also so I could visually blend the two colors together. I used two strands of the rose color, then transitioned to one strand of rose with one strand of plum (Fairy Tale) and finally two strands of plum to finish it off.
It’s probably the largest baby blanket I have completed to date. I’m happy with the color progression and am thinking about doing more like this, in different colors but the same blending technique.
It’s just a simple garter stitch which means it’s super squishy and very stretchy. It’s dang cozy!
This pretty blanket is destined for another Blizzard baby who hasn’t joined us just yet but I am looking forward to meeting her!