Knitted my first baby blanket

Britannic's picture

I've been working on a baby blanket for my cousin's first baby. I used Jared Flood's Tweed Baby Blanket pattern but used different yarns and colors. Here's how it came out. I just have to block it and it will be ready for its new owner. It was a fun knit. The hardest part, for me, was the getting the initial pickup of the edge stitches for the border. I messed that up the first time and had to rip back and start over. Other than that, not paying attention while watching television and accidentally removing the occasional yarn over in the lace border during the purl rows and having to go back and add them, it was a pretty fun and otherwise not too difficult knit.

As for the color choices, when I started the blanket, the sex of the baby was unknown and I wanted interesting colors that were not the traditional generic baby colors of green, yellow, etc. So, I chose an ivory white, burgundy and charcoal grey. The baby came a few weeks early and is a boy and is completely healthy.

I think this was a fun pattern and fun project to complete.

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Loom Dude's picture

Nice pattern, and definitely

Nice pattern, and definitely nice to see something a little different for babies.
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Joe-in Wyoming's picture

It's a lovely pattern. I

It's a lovely pattern. I told Q about doing a similar pattern once for my cousin's wife. I really like Feather and Fan and should use it more often. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

purlyman's picture

Beautiful work!! The new

Beautiful work!! The new parents and baby are lucky! The colors are great too. I also think choosing non-traditional colors is great! I don't think I've ever seen this pattern or a pic of the finished work. Awesome job! Congrats!

KenInMaine's picture

Great looking blanket! How

Great looking blanket! How long did it take you to complete?

Britannic's picture

I am not a fast knitter and

I am not a fast knitter and I can't knit as often as I'd like due to work and neck issues. But it took me 3 months or so from start to finish. However, if I could have done the knitting that I did over sequential days, it probably would have taken me about 2 or 3 weeks. It really was a very quick knit.

ilhiker's picture

Beautiful work! Lucky baby!

Beautiful work! Lucky baby! If his mom and dad are anything like mine, that blanky will be in his family for generations. Your patience really paid off. The border is really a fun one to look at. Was it difficult to do?

Britannic's picture

The border is not all that

The border is not all that difficult as long as you take your time and pay attention. The most difficult part, for me, was picking up the edge stitches after completing the center square. Once I got that done right so I had the right number of stitches, the rest was pretty much a piece of cake. The only other problems I ran into were self-inflicted when I wasn't paying attention to what I was doing because I was knitting while watching television. I highly recommend the pattern.

Kerry's picture

Looks great, and I admire

Looks great, and I admire your choice of colours.

Britannic's picture

Thank you.

Thank you.

AKQGuy's picture

It is a fun project isn't

It is a fun project isn't it? I enjoyed it too. I have to say, the garter stitch square is a bit boring but the edge is fun, especially when you throw in some different colors. I'm glad to hear others are enjoying this project as well.

Britannic's picture

Yes, the center can get a

Yes, the center can get a little boring while you're working on it. But, it's also pretty quick so it doesn't take too long to complete. It was definitely fun.

Happy banky for a new

Happy banky for a new baby---will be a treasure and a comfort his whole life. Like the use of Feather and Fan as a border---one of my favorite stitch patterns.

MMario's picture

Love the border!

Love the border!