It’s the coverup that gets you
Friday April 26th 2024, 8:39 pm
Filed under: Knitting a Gift

So when you only have ten skeins because that’s a Malabrigo dye lot and you want to make a baby blanket and you know that any kind of openwork will stretch the size/yardage ratio nicely but will also get tiny fingers caught in it–you know that really, it ought to be a solid knit. Also because (hopefully) it is going to be a favorite and loved and dragged all over the place in one hand with fingers in the mouth with the other.

On the other hand, this is going to be a Texas baby. Maybe the yarnovers aren’t such a bad idea.

My brain is having a hard time picking just one pattern. Actually, I am thinking of one, but it’s a right twist/left twist that will shrink the amount of coverage I could get out of those 1000 grams.

The mom wants gray. Anyone got any baby-boy favorites for a solid color blanket?

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Not ones I’ve made, but I’ve had these all favourited for years! They’re smaller than you’re looking for but perhaps you can improvise in sizing up:

Or there’s this one, which I have made (I remember the finished blanket) but I don’t recall whether I enjoyed it or not!

Comment by CA 04.27.24 @ 2:11 am

Haven’t knit any baby blankets, so no help from me. I’m sure yours will be lovely.

Comment by DebbieR 04.27.24 @ 7:49 am

I made the OpArt blanket once, which is visually entertaining, but you’d have to add another color, which you may not want to. You could do a blanket of your choice and add a border in a similar color? I did the Camilla Blanket once, and found it attractive and an entertaining knit, and hopefully not too finger-grabby, though I suppose the parents might not have told me if it was a problem.

Comment by ccr in MA 04.27.24 @ 7:55 am

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