FO: Baby Blanket

Written by Sarah on August 3rd, 2011 Posted in baby, knits, life

I just wanted to share some more of the beautiful photos that Jon took of the blanket that I made for his nephew-to-be. I am so proud of how it turned out!

Like I mentioned before, I don’t do much designing. I do like planning intarsia but I’ve never stressed over stitch counts and gauge as much as I did with this project. I really wanted to make something that was personal and soft and design-savy.

My plan had a lot to do with these ideas: I hate traditional gender colors. Blue was originally for girls, after all. And I really don’t like pastels. I know that Jon’s brother and sister-in-law feel the same way so that was a good start. For babies, I much prefer bold, bright, exciting colors and stimulating patterns. Minimalism is always a must, of course.

I’ve been experimenting with more intarsia to make fun patterned knit fabics. Intarsia is pretty simple but I really like the versatility. Of course, I’m obsessed with these hand-dyed Madeline Tosh yarns! They make it even more interesting.

So this is not the last you’ve seen of my intarsia-patterned, hand-dyed knit fabrics. I’m really excited and I’m just bubbling over with ideas. I can’t wait to tell you about what I have planned.

What do you prefer for babies? Traditional pastels or bold modern patterns? Knitters, how do you feel about intarsia?

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Comments (4)

  • krupa
    October 17, 2013 at 9:51 pm |

    Do you have a pattern for this blanket. I really like it and would love to make it. -Krupa

  • Jenna
    January 8, 2014 at 1:49 am |

    This is insanely beautiful.

  • joanne
    June 8, 2014 at 6:16 am |

    Hi where can I get the pattern this is absolutely gorgeous♡

  • Wendy Miller
    September 26, 2015 at 3:52 pm |

    Gorgeous blanket! Would love to have this pattern!

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