Well let's face it - everybody's pregnant right now. I don't know about your circle of friends/family, but 'round here - everybody's pregnant. So there have been many a request for blankets, including a colleague of mine asking for "four baby blankets - you pick the design, I'll let you know gender as they're revealed". So I got to work.
It took about three weeks to amass six blankets; I decided I'd reveal them with some flare for once, so I began #sixdaysofbabyblankets on Instagram - my favourite place to showcase knitted wonders (other than here, of course).
First I made this one - a cabled stroller blanket, I made it smaller than the pattern calls for.
You can find the pattern on Ravelry here.
I then moved on to some colour blocking. I used a yarn I hadn't before, double-stranded, and frankly am not that pleased with out it turned out. This patterns needs a much more solid DK to achieve the look I wanted (and have done in the past, see here).
You can find the pattern on Ravelry, here.
I needed something other than blue or grey to work with, time for some colour - and shape! Chevron is so fun to knit up:
Two pictures to show the colour contrast that happens - be careful when online shopping! The pinned blanket on the left is an accurate idea of the colours - on the right, you see a picture taken in sunlight an the colours look quite distorted.
You can find this pattern on Ravelry, here.
I then wanted something a little more traditional, so I made a blanket I've made several times before - Ravelry pattern here.
Finally, my entrelac addiction took over, I couldn't resist finishing my first entrelac projects as baby blankets, and am so thrilled with how they turned out!
These I used basic entrelac technique to complete on my own, sans pattern.
All of the blankets took a Soak bath....
....then were blocked and photographed!
And that's all folks! ...well not really, as since I started six days of baby blankets, I've received and started two more. Bring 'em on, and stay tuned for more #sixdays!