Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Treasured Heirloom Blanket

October 2011

Shortly before my first baby was due, I was developed an overwhelming feeling that one just can't have too many baby blankets. So I got busy, and this is the result.

It's a freebie pattern, and although fairly simple in construction (simple enough to work on in the car etc) being bias knit meant that it grew and then shrank with every row, and that was enough to keep it interesting.

The yarn I used was Karina Superior Quality dk according to the button band, although it no longer seems to be in production. I picked it up along with various others from my local Freecycle group, and it's great to have been able to make something so useful with it. It's a pure acrylic yarn, and not the softest, but it's warm and washable so I can't complain. And nor can the baby yet!

Pattern: Treasured Heirloom Blanket by Lion Brand Yarns
Yarn: Karina Superior Quality dk
Amount: 5 skeins
Colour way: cream
Needle: 3.5mm
Size: one size
One rarely: here