I love autumn and all that it brings..... the changing colors of the trees, cooler evenings, fresh crisp apples from the orchard, pumpkins and anything pumpkin flavored (I was just at Trader Joes and do you know that there is pumpkin flavored caramel popcorn....that's taking pumpkin to a whole new level...I digress), wooly socks, big scarves, sweaters, and lets not forget cozy blankets. Inspired? I am. Honestly, it doesn't take much to inspire me to knit, but it does inspire me to knit some heavier weight yarns and some larger projects.
With a chill in the air, its the perfect time to go full throttle into starting those bigger projects like sweaters, blankets, and throws or just to get a jump on your holiday knitting. For me, its also the best time to start on a blanket project, whether for your self or for a loved ones.
To kick off blanket season, I want to share the sweetest baby blanket for the newest arrival. Its the Sweet Pea Baby Blanket.
Its a modest chevron pattern with textured ridges, welts and eyelets. Its show in three colors, but can easily be done in one color or in many colors (a perfect way to utilize left over yarn from previous projects).
This blanket is a 32" x 32" perfect for the new bundle of joy, but can easily be knit wider and longer. It took 1045 yards of sport-weight yarn; 665 yards of the main color, 190 yards each for color A &B.
It was knit with Big Bad Wool Weepaca which is yummy soft. Weepaca is 50% fine washable merino and 50% baby alpaca. I truly think it makes the knitting go faster, just because you don't want to put it down.....just a theory.
Since the Sweet Pea Baby Blanket, has a feminine feel. Here is a great design for your little man.
Its my Building Blocks Reversible Baby Blanket design. It takes just under 900 yards of sport weight yarn and looks best in a solid color. Its also sized at a 32" x 32" but can easily be made both wider and longer if desired.
So get out those knitting needles and get your blanket on. More fun projects coming soon......
Until then.... Happy Knitting!