Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Welcome Baby!

Every new baby deserves a new blanket....especially if that new baby is my nephew.

I finished this v-stitch baby throw for him in the nick of time.  (The little guy decided to come a few days early so Auntie had to get down to business).

   Here is a different view.

I used Bernat Softee Baby yarn in Baby Grey Marl (twisted grey and white) for the main part of the blanket and Flannel (solid grey) for the border.

I had planned to make the blanket in blue, but when I was out shopping for yarn I could not find any blues that looked right - I had seen the nursery fabric and without a sample on hand, I knew that matching the correct blue would be difficult.  When I spotted the grey, I knew it would be perfect.  I was actually a little surprised to see grey as a colour choice in baby yarn, but I love that it is a little non-traditional.

I followed Lion Brand Pattern Number: L0238B to make this blanket.  It is available for free on the Lion Brand website http://www.lionbrand.com/  The only alteration that I made to the pattern was to use three rows of single crochet for the border, rather than a picot edging.  I just thought that a single crochet trimming would look more boyish than a picot.

If you have never made a blanket using a v-stitch I would recommend giving it a try.  The results are just gorgeous, and it is so simple and quick to finish....though you may still have to hurry in the end if the baby your blanket is intended for comes sooner than expected.

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