Monday, 19 September 2011

Starlight Blanket

September 2011

When I was little I used to have a blanket a lot like this, except that some of the stars on mine were pink. Sadly, I've no idea what became of it, but in browsing baby blanket patterns on ravelry (I get the impression that you can never have too many) I spotted this, and had to make it.

Having washed this and blocked it (using a steam iron held about an inch above the blanket so as not to melt the acrylic) I'm a bit disappointed that it hasn't come up softer. I guess this is a useful lesson in the difference between acrylics and baby acrylics.

Fortunately, as it's intarsia, this would have had to have been lined anyway, and so I'm hoping to find some nice snuggly lining to make up for it.

If I was to make this again I'd hopefully drag my heels over sewing in all those loose ends a little less, and look at whether there's any reason the border can't be knitted as-you-go rather than done separately at the end and sewn down. And use a softer yarn, obviously!

Pattern: Starlight Blanket
Yarn: King Cole Moods Duet dk / Patons UK Fab dk
Amount: 1 skein of each
Colourway: 821 Moody Blue / 2302 Yellow
Needles: 3.50mm
Size: One size
On ravelry: here

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