I have mentioned quite a few times that I love baby blankets. Even before I had a baby. I love making them and I love designing them. This vintage granny square baby blanket is brought to you again in collaboration with Hobium Yarns and their La Mia Wool Easy yarn.
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This time I had in hand these two different greys, and as I was trying to figure out if I had enough yarn for a baby blanket and where exactly should I make the color changes, an idea hit me. I would the yarn decide!
Yes, you heard me right. I chose to start from the middle with one color and whenever I would run out of yarn, I would change the color. That simple!
I chose a solid granny square as my pattern because I had never tried it before and also it felt like a good idea. There would be no frogging since I would just be going around and around and stop when I run out of yarn.
My fears of not having enough yarn for a baby blanket were put to sleep quite fast. As I finished the first skein I already had 18.5 inches (47 cm), so I knew that all would be fine. I also knew that as the rounds grew bigger one skein would produce fewer and fewer rows and that would make an interesting pattern.
Finally, I got to use only 4 skeins of the La Mia Wool Easy. It is a 20% wool, 80% acrylic that works up really well and its price is just perfect! This will be one of the cheapest baby blankets you are going to make and with excellent value for money.
My only complaint is their limited color choices because I already had about 12 new blanket designs with this yarn in mind. Although I have my eye on the mustard color which is a-mazing!
If you are ready to make this vintage granny square baby blanket head over to Hobium Yarns blog and snatch that free pattern!
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