Simple design for a timeless, elegant knit baby blanket.
This knit baby blanket is one of my favorite designs for various reasons. First of all, it is only my second knitting pattern. The first one is my “Last days of summer” top. A knitted woman’s top in 3 sizes.
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The strange thing is that I used the same yarn and the same color for both knitting patterns. And no, I haven’t ordered much and had some leftover. I just loved this cotton so much that I had to use it again for my baby’s blanket.
This project is also one of my favorites because from the start it was what I was going to use for my baby. I designed it and started making it when I was pregnant with my sweet baby girl. The color choice was an easy one for me, as I love grey and it is as neutral as it gets.
When I found out that I was carrying a baby girl, the color choice did not change, but the pattern started to form in my mind. I wanted something simple and elegant. A timeless piece, with a nice drape.
Something that is meant to be cherished for years to come and I will give it again to my daughter when she is old enough and ready to start her own family. You can’t see me but I am already tearing up right now and my baby is 4 months old. I blame the hormones…
It was also like a meditation project for me. As it uses worsted weight yarn and 5.5 mm knitting needles, I knew it was going to be a slow process. I enjoyed it very much, all the time that I was carrying it around and knitting slowly. It was the time that I was also contemplating about my baby and how she was going to be like.
And of course, the blanket stayed nameless until we decided the name of our baby girl. Because the blanket that was designed with her in mind had to take her name also.
Initially, I wanted a stroller blanket, something that we were going to carry with us outside the house. It was already so beautiful in my mind that I wanted to show it off, I admit it! But eventually, I decided to include a toddler size, too.
So there you have it! A baby size that is 30″x35″ (76×89 cm) and a toddler blanket that is 42″x52″ (107×132 cm) in the same pattern.
I mentioned above some things about the yarn I used. This yarn is from Wool and the Gang, their Shiny Happy Cotton. If you have no idea what 100% Pima cotton from Peru means, let me explain with simple words.
It is the softest cotton you have ever touched! It is actually so soft, that you won’t believe it is cotton. I am afraid to admit that it has spoiled me for all other cottons out there.
And the drape… the drape is just awesome! Especially with knitting. I haven’t tried it yet with crochet but if I will, you will get an update.
Now, of course, if you want to make this blanket you don’t have to use the exact same yarn. Any worsted weight yarn will do. Just please check your gauge first if you want to hit the measurements correctly.
If you are going for a cotton blanket, though, I would strongly advise you to try the Shiny Happy Cotton yarn. You will be amazed and pleasantly surprised at how well this cotton glides on your needles. It will be a wonderful experience, I promise!
If you are still hesitant about this cotton and you haven’t ever bought anything from Wool and the Gang I can give a discount of 15%. Use this link to shop your discounted yarn and start making!
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