Friday, September 19, 2008
I finally finished Andrew's baby blanket. It took me forever to find a pattern that I really liked. And while the basket weave isn't my favorite, it does the trick. It's more boyish than most of the other free patterns I was able to find.
This blanket was knitted on size 11 Lantern Moon Rosewood needles. It took approximately 8 skeins of yarn. I chose Patons Rumor yarn because it was so soft, however, it sheds little hairs everywhere as you're knitting with it. I love the color changes within the yarn. The yarn really makes a nice, soft, warm blanket. It came out larger than I realized. It always looked so small as I was knitting it & when I measured it today it came out to 40" wide x 6' long! So this will definitely be a blanket he can use for a long time!
I hope it will be something he will always keep & cuddle with - even long after he's married! Maybe he can pass it on to his children to come.