Friday, September 19, 2008

Andrew's Blankie



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.

3 comments:

snelson's said...

WOAH!!!!! that's amazing, erin!!! it's gorgeous!!!!

Eva said...

Erin, that IS beautiful. I'm glad you were finally able to finish it. It looks very sophisticated and distinguished, even if it's not your favourite pattern. I personally like it, however I can see how one might think it's not overly exciting. It still looks neat to me!

Eva said...

Erin, that IS beautiful. I'm glad you were finally able to finish it. It looks very sophisticated and distinguished, even if it's not your favourite pattern. I personally like it, however I can see how one might think it's not overly exciting. It still looks neat to me!